Creating a Maintenance Plan: A Comprehensive Guide

Creating a maintenance plan is an essential part of ensuring the efficient and effective operation of any business. It involves creating workflows through a variety of typical maintenance tasks, as well as custom Transact-SQL scripts. The Maintenance Plan Wizard in Enterprise Manager can be used to create major maintenance plans, but creating plans manually gives you much more flexibility. To use the wizard, select the Tools menu option and go to the Database Maintenance Scheduler option.

On the Home tab, in the Configuration group, choose Site Maintenance and select the maintenance task you want to configure. To ensure efficient maintenance of your assets, it is important to demonstrate the skill set needed for each maintenance task. Routine maintenance is a simple and easy to implement method to improve overall maintenance. For a complete list of maintenance tasks by site type, refer to the Reference for Configuration Manager Maintenance Tasks.

The purpose of having a maintenance plan is to make the most of preventive maintenance while reducing downtime. Without a section that lists the spare parts needed for maintenance tasks, it can be difficult to budget your maintenance program. The contents of the maintenance plan, including actual work, instructions, schedule, workers, spare parts and contractors, should guide all maintenance work activities. In a large multi-plant environment, technical specialists may prepare manuals that list the specific maintenance tasks for each element of equipment in the operating plants.

Perform SQL Server database maintenance on the site database according to your SQL maintenance plan. Review the plan to verify that scheduled maintenance tasks are properly and efficiently scheduled based on the configured site configuration. You can continue to edit maintenance tasks by selecting Site Maintenance in the Configuration group, as you did in previous versions of Configuration Manager. Therefore, routine maintenance can be performed by personnel outside the maintenance department, such as machine operators.

Maintenance tasks indicate what action or set of actions a maintenance technician must perform to complete a work order.