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Which PowerShell technique should I use to talk to SQL Server?

I'd ultimately like to use PowerShell to replace the old KornShell scripts we use for SQL instance monitors. I'm having a hard time, though, getting my brain around all the different ways that ...
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SQL Agent powershell context reference

At my new job, we have multiple named instances on each servers. Server1\Dev Server1\DevIntegrated Server1\QA I have a SQL PowerShell script in the works that calls out to the OS, invokes ...
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Is there any collection of PowerShell scripts that help the task of SQL Server maintenance?

I've been studying PowerShell and I've been (slowly) getting it into my day-to-day DBA tasks. So far I've seen a bunch of disconnected PowerShell scripts for many disparate administration activities. ...
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powershell to get sql server memory counters and show value

I am writing a powershell script to capture the following SQL server counters: SQL Server: Memory Manager: Total Server Memory (KB) SQL Server: Memory Manager: Target Server Memory (KB) My ...
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Executing Powershell SMO against a cluster with elevated privileges to update service accounts

I'm working on a Powershell script to update service accounts on named SQL instances in a failover cluster. I'm trying to use the SMO and WMI to update this so that I can update the service account ...
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SQL Server SMO Method “Discover()”

I think I just found the coolest thing every with SQL Server SMO and PowerShell. I was asked to get a script together to find the owner of every object in an instace of SQL Server. I found a script on ...
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Error running Powershell Script in SQL Server Agent

I have a SQL job that runs via SQL Server Agent (Running SQL Server 2012 Enterprise). The last step of the job is to run an application located on a network share. Unfortunately I don't know the name ...
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Why am I missing some output?

Archiving to avoid ID Exhaustion We are about to run out of IDs in one of the tables of our OLTP logging system. It's my job to find a way to 'archive' the existing row data in the full table and in ...
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SQL Server SMO and PowerShell formatting

I have probably been looking at this for too long to figure this out... What is the easiest way I could get this exported to a CSV format? Would it be better to dump this to a table in a database ...
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Powershell-type SQL Agent Job failing intermittently trying to get Disk Space on Server via WMI-query

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP1) - 10.0.2531.0 (X64) Mar 29 2009 10:11:52 Copyright (c) 1988-2008 Microsoft Corporation Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7600: ) (VM) ...
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Powershell script executing within SQL Server Agent

I am trying to use Powershell within a SQL Server Agent job to download a zip file. The script uses PuTTY (PSCP.exe) to download a zip file from a SFTP site. The issue I am having is that when the ...
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How to script out push subscription creation at the subscriber?

I'm trying to set up a push subscription to a SQL Server publication from the subscriber. I could set up the subscription at the publisher using the Replication Wizard in Management Studio. However, ...
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PowerShell Script To Identify Databases

I have enough PowerShell skills to get off the ground, but have none with SQL server. Can someone please point me in the right direction of how to use PowerShell to get information on remote SQL ...
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How to monitor SQL Server data and log file growth?

I'm trying to find a way to monitor data and log file size from SQL Server databases (within an SQL Server instance). I would not want to use third party tools, but simply pure SQL or PowerShell. I ...
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Why can't I script out CLR assemblies with SMO in Powershell?

I am creating a Powershell script to read all objects in a source database, script them and then re-create them in an empty destination DB (may be across different SQL Server versions). For the most ...
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SMO v11 (SQL Server 2012) not scripting key definitions, indexes, and constraints

I have a .ps1 PowerShell script that runs on a Central Management Server. The script goes out to all databases in our environment, and scripts out all of of objects. For tables scripts, the output ...
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Get Job id OR Job name from within executing job

I have a central DB that I write job outcomes on all my servers back to. I pass 3 parameters via powershell in a SQL job back to a sp on the central server that verifies the job should be running at ...
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Using SQL Server SMO with a Port number

In SSMS if you are connecting to SQL Server instance set to specific port other than 1433 you simply put ",port number" after the instance name. In the same regard if I am using ...
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How to get server cpu, memory, network usage from SQL Server

For reporting purposes, I want to get SQL Server box CPU, memory, network (not SQL Server process alone) and show it in report. Do you have any idea how to pull this? My initial thoughts are run wmi ...
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Comparing Agent Jobs on Two Servers

I'm currently building a process in Powershell where we can copy SQL Server Agent jobs from one server to another server just by entering the server names. The script uses the SMO library to obtain ...
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What “tool” to use for monitoring instances and where to store this data?

I have three SQL Server instances in my DW project, development, test and production. I also have two SSIS servers (dev/test, production). My intention is to query data from these three SQL Server ...
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In Powershell Retrieving Printed Message From SSMS

Our DBA team doesn't verify the backups using the below TSQL (which can easily be done post-backup and takes almost no time, so I don't get why not): RESTORE VERIFYONLY FROM DISK = ...
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SQL Agent - PowerShell step “syntax error”

I have the following code setup in SQL Agent Job step that is not running. The message received is simply: Unable to start execution of step 1 (reason: line(46): Syntax error). The step failed. ...
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SQL Server 2012 SQL Agent Job with PowerShell step fails on Out-File cmdlet with “ReportWrongProviderType” error

We've recently upgraded to SQL Server 2012 (from SQL Server 2008 R2) on Windows Server 2012 (from Windows Server 2008 R2), and a SQL Server Job Agent job that was previously running without error is ...
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SQL Server xp_cmdshell: account's access changed - how to avoid restarting the service?

A T-SQL script is running an xp_cmdshell call to stop a local service through Powershell's Stop-Service, say, like this: exec xp_cmdshell 'powershell Stop-Service -InputObject (get-Service -Include ...
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Reading SQL Performance Counters using PowerShell script

I'm trying create a PS script to read some performance counter about my SQL for my Level 1 partners but I'm having a problem with the instance name. I'm using this code: $computer = "\\\" + ...
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SQL Agent embedded PowerShell script in CmdExec step fails with import-module sqlps

SQL Server 2008R2 PowerShell 2.1 I am trying to create a SQL Agent job that dynamically backs up all non-corrupted SSAS databases on an instance without the use of SSIS. In my SQL Agent job, when I ...
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Restore SQL Server database using Windows Powershell 3.0

I'm trying to restore a SQL Server database with a PowerShell script, but I'm having problems. Here is the error I'm getting: Exception calling "SqlRestore" with "1" argument(s): "Restore failed ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - remove line below heading (which has ----,----) - dont have SSIS

I have found this line of code online sqlcmd -S localhost -d master -E -W -w 999 -s "," -Q "SELECT D.* FROM sys.databases D" -o "C:\sqlcmd.csv" This is used in a SQL job, to export to a CSV file. ...
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Sqlcmd command strips $ out of query variable

What I am trying to do Restore a database from backup using sqlcmd. Sqlcmd is being called by PowerShell. What is the issue The server folder which contains the database backups has a $ inside of ...
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Need Help Executing a Remote Task from SQL Server Agent

There is a scheduled task running on a batch server via the Windows Task Scheduler that sometimes overlaps with other scheduled jobs in the SQL Server Agent causing CPU issues. We can solve this if ...
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SQL Server connectivity and script execution using PowerShell

I am designing a PowerShell script that can execute some sql scripts in a folder. Actually this must be done remotely. I am able to connect to the particular server remotely using: $SqlConnection = ...
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Iterating over the output of a SQL query with PowerShell

I have about 300 databases, (most) with a table, [File], and a column [Location] that holds a UNC path to a file. While migrating SANs, some needed files may not have been copied. This issue ...
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Powershell Get-Counter not returning values for SQL counters

I am attempting to use PowerShell to get some SQL counters but it doesn't seem to return the SQL specific counters anymore. I am not sure what could have changed on my server that would have caused ...
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PowerShell to get database schemas

I am able to connect to a remote SQL Server with the instance name using PowerShell. I am using an XML file (something like a configuration file) which includes all my database details. PowerShell ...
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How to change SQL Server Service Account using PS

SQL Server runs under AD Account SQLAccount1. How to make it run under another account, SQLAccount2? How to do it un Powershell?
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How to get table columns with datatypes (and lengths) using PowerShell?

I'm trying to get column names with data types (and lengths) for SQL Server instance using PowerShell. I got this far: #Load PSSnapin Add-PSSnapin *SQL* #Get column names $colNames = dir ...
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Any way to import-export-migrate-save-restore a maintenance plan without having SSIS installed (and running)? [duplicate]

I am having dozens of MSSQL Servers 2012 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with similar setup, configuration (in virtual machines) in production. Neither has SSIS installed. I have to similarly maintain ...
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Error creating XTP Table in SQL Server 2014 CTP1 with Powershell

Having a couple of hours to play I created a SQL Server 2014 box on Azure and followed This SQLServerCentral Post to create a File Group and table with T-SQL. All good. I then decided to take a look ...
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Powershell Format Table Combine Values

I have an awesome script that gives vital data for running worker processes. What I'm attempting to do is to get these three values into a table so that they can be displayed all pretty-like. I ...
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How to connect Powershell to the SQL Server named instance?

When I run # Load the SMO assembly [void][reflection.assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo"); $ServerName = "[local\s12]"; #Get a server object which corresponds to the ...
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powershell to connect to SQL and display a friendly message when it cannot connect

We check our SQL servers using powershell. The script goes through all servers in a text file and sends the output to a text file when it can connect. But when it cannot connect, it displays error in ...
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PowerShell 'get-ClusterQuorum' output is not showing 'QuorumType' column

PowerShell cmdlet 'get-ClusterQuorum' output is not showing "QuorumType" column. Has anybody seen this before? Thanks
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Powershell and SQL Script Execution in selected schemas

Any one please help me on this one also..I have got many schemas under one database. And in that database I have some SQL Scripts to be executed. My issue is that I should be able to execute those sql ...
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Powershell to dump database schema to text file

I want to be able to dump a database schema to a sql text file using Powershell. I want this because our DBAs want to be able to do a diff on the file that is committed to SVN. They won't execute it ...
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How to delete the remote files older than N days on schedule from SQL Server 2012 (with SqlServerAgent job)?

Struggling to execute PowerShell commands in SqlServer Agent job of MS SQL Server 2012 R2 (Windows Server 2008R2, Windows 7 Prof) I need to delete (.bak files older, than, say, 7 days in remote ...
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attach database - verify - detach from a script or a batch file

for a hundred good reasons .... and I promise that at least a few are good ... I find myself with almost 200 SQL server databases (mdf,ldf files) generated by different versions of sql server, most ...
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Help with SQLPSX output for replication

I am using the CodePlex project SQL Server PowerShell Extensions (SQLPSX) to generate script files for replication. Everything is working as I want except for one thing. I have looked through the ...
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PowerShell based SQL script execution [closed]

I am new to powershell. Even I dont think I know the basics..But now I am assigned a work to do the execution of sql scripts residing in a remote server. 1) we have to connect to that particular ...
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SQLPlus: Cmd vs PowerShell

From cmd.exe, when I run: C:\oracle\client\BIN\sqlplus.exe username@server then type my password, I get in. However, if I run the same command from PowerShell and type the same password I get: ...