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  • Create Database from PowerShell

    Last week I presented a session on Using SMO to Manage SQL Server at SQL Connections in Orlando, Florida. This was the third major conference I've presented this session, and each time I do this session I change more demos from VB.Net to PowerShell. This time it was the demo to create a new database. The big thing about my demos is that I want ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on April 28, 2008
  • Start PowerShell in Management Studio

    In the February CTP of SQL Server 2008 a new feature has appeared in SQL Server Management Studio. You now have the ability to right-click on an object in the Object Explorer window and open up a PowerShell window. In this window you can navigate the database structures much like you can a disk file subsystem, or like you can navigate the ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on February 20, 2008
  • PowerShell, SQL Server and Large Resultsets

    Last week I posted about using PowerShell and SQL Server together, and I used a SQLDataAdapter and populated a DataTable with the results. This approach is fine if what you're doing returns a reasonably small resultset, but what if you're returning millions of rows. In this case a DataTable isn't too practical, and a forward-only DataReader is ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on February 1, 2008
  • Create Agent Jobs to run PowerShell Scripts

    Actually, let's use PowerShell and SMO to create an Agent job which will run a PowerShell script. (Or is that a circular reference?) I've created a number of PowerShell scripts which automate database management processes, and I wanted to be able to run them from an Agent job. The trick, of course, is to be able to get to the PowerShell ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on January 9, 2008
  • Accessing WMI Information Using SMO

    While doing some research on SMO I found a couple of very handy features of the WMI accessibility features of SMO. I'm playing with PowerShell because it's easy to browse the SMO objects in that environment, but here are a couple of tips I found useful. We need to load the SMO assembly into PowerShell - here's the ...
    Posted to Allen White (Weblog) by AllenMWhite on December 28, 2007
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