Set SQL Server Startup Parameters With Powershell

Mike Fal has a function for managing SQL Server startup parameters:

Looking back at the previous blog post, changing the the startup parameters through the SMO is pretty easy with the ManagedComputer class. In some ways, it is too easy. As Shawn calls out, you could easily overwrite the full string and remove the startup locations for your master database (and breaking your instance). This is where tool building can be such an aid, because by wrapping the change code in a function, we can build some safety mechanisms to protect us (or others) from doing harm when trying to make this sort of change. The function I wrote is not terribly long, but I’ll spare you the whole thing by letting you view it on GitHub. We’ll use our time better by going over how I constructed it while focusing on some of my tool building principles.

Thanks to Mike for making that available to the community.

Related Posts

Executing Powershell From SSIS

Jeanne Combrinck shows us how to execute Powershell code from within SQL Server Integration Services: It can be confusing to know which tool in the SSIS toolbox to use when trying to execute a PowerShell script from within SSIS. The best task to use is an Execute Process Task. Read on for an example.

Read More

Is That Share SMB1?

Andy Mallon shows us how to tell if a particular Windows share is using SMB1: In case you’ve missed it (though, if you’re a data professional or other IT pro, you must live under a rock if you’ve missed it), SMBv1 should never ever be used. Alas, some shares out there still exist & use it. Recent […]

Read More

Categories

December 2015
MTWTFSS
« Nov Jan »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031