To connect to the database, I plan on use OSQL. In this case, my command will be:
osql -E - which will connect me to the database (assuming that it is the default.)
osql -E -S
Upon connecting, I should be able to run any of the manual sql that is listed in the checklist in order to answer the controls.
(In an unclassified environment, I would bring along QueryExpress.exe and connect to the database that way to run queries.)