PowerShell for SQL Server Essentials

By Donabel Santos

Manage and display screen SQL Server management and alertness deployment with PowerShell

About This Book

  • Create scripts utilizing PowerShell to control and visual display unit server management and alertness deployment
  • Automate construction of SQL Database gadgets via PowerShell with the aid of SQL Server module (SQLPS) and SQL Server snapins
  • A fast-paced advisor, jam-packed with hands-on examples on profiling and configuring SQL Server

Who This e-book Is For

This ebook is written for SQL Server directors and builders who are looking to leverage PowerShell to paintings with SQL Server. a few history with scripting can be priceless yet no longer necessary.

What you'll Learn

  • Create scripts utilizing PowerShell to regulate and computer screen server management and alertness deployment
  • Automate the construction of SQL Database gadgets via PowerShell with the aid of the SQL Server module (SQLPS) and SQL Server snap-ins
  • Use PowerShell to paintings with SQL Server particular services and cmdlets
  • Identify and deal with SQL Server prone, cases, settings, and confi gurations
  • Profile your SQL Server circumstances and export present configurations to a file
  • Monitor SQL Server jobs and alerts
  • Manage logins, database clients, and example safety and permissions
  • Invoke T-SQL queries from PowerShell and export results
  • Accomplish initiatives out of your DBA daily/weekly/monthly/yearly checklists with PowerShell

In Detail

PowerShell for SQL Server necessities is helping us to control and visual display unit server management and alertness deployment. Use PowerShell besides SQL Server to accomplish universal DBA tasks.

Starting with a simple creation to PowerShell, the preliminary chapters will give you the SQL Server expert PowerShell basics, masking issues comparable to PowerShell notations and syntax, cmdlets, pipeline, and getting aid. Succeeding chapters construct upon those basics, and illustrate tips to administer and automate SQL Server. projects lined all through comprise profiling the SQL Server example, appearing backup and restores, invoking T-SQL scripts utilizing PowerShell, and tracking jobs, safety, and permissions.

Packed with sensible examples and diverse ready-to-use snippets, this publication will get you to an intermediate point in utilizing PowerShell for SQL Server.

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Csv" $fullpath = Join-Path $folder $filename $server | Get-Member | Where-Object identify -ne "SystemMessages" | Where-Object MemberType -eq "Property" | Select-Object identify, @{N="Value";E={$server. ($_. Name)}} | Export-Csv -Path $fullpath -NoTypeInformation The previous script is just an instance of the way to take the configuration effects and put it aside to a CSV dossier. there are a number of alternative strategies to be had, reminiscent of saving this to an XML or JSON dossier or perhaps storing it right into a SQL Server desk. altering configurations PowerShell might help not just audit your present example configurations, yet may also aid if you want to control and alter configurations, corresponding to altering provider money owed and default backup folders and turning on (or off) a few example- and database-level good points. begin or cease companies There are a handful cmdlets that paintings with prone. To get those cmdlets, you should use the subsequent command: Get-Command -Name "*Service*" -CommandType "Cmdlet" the outcome you'll get is the same to the subsequent screenshot: to begin or cease companies, you should use the Start-Service and Stop-Service cmdlets. the next snippet is an instance of the way you should use those cmdlets. within the following instance, we're concentrating on the SQL Server Agent provider of a named example referred to as SQL2014. This provider will be known as SQLAgent$SQL2014. because the $ signal is a unique personality in PowerShell that indicates variable names, the $ sign up the provider identify has to be escaped with a backtick, that's, "SQLAgent`$SQL2014". another is to take advantage of unmarried costs round the named instance's identify, with a view to no longer require the break out personality, that's, 'SQLAgent$SQL2014': $servicename = "SQLAgent`$SQL2014" Stop-Service -Name $servicename Start-Service -Name $servicename you can begin utilizing those service-related cmdlets in any PowerShell scripts you could have that have to wade through a listing of providers and start/stop/restart according to a few parameters or stipulations. altering a provider account carrier money owed may have to be up-to-date and altered from time to time. you will discover the presently set provider bills in case you open up SQL Server Configuration supervisor and choose SQL Server companies from the left-hand part pane. The provider account are available within the go surfing As column choice: when you have to swap the provider debts for any SQL Server prone, you should use PowerShell to streamline the duty so that you do not also have to open SQL Server Configuration supervisor. you could create a Microsoft. SqlServer. administration. Smo. Wmi. ManagedComputer item. to alter the provider account, you should use the SetServiceAccount() approach. rather than passing the provider account identify and password in transparent textual content, you should use the Get-Credential cmdlet. This cmdlet opens a logon conversation field and activates you for the account and password to exploit. here's an instance script that alterations the carrier account for SQLAgent$SQL2014 from QUERYWORKS\sqlservice to QUERYWORKS\sqlagentservice: Import-Module SQLPS -DisableNameChecking #current server identify $servername = "ROGUE" $managedComputer = New-Object "Microsoft.

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