Collecting PRINT Outputs From Powershell

Jana Sattainathan shows how to query a number of SQL Server instances in parallel using Powershell and collecting the PRINT outputs from each:

As an example, you may have a block of SQL that PRINTs out the current privileges in the databasethat can then be saved off and used as an independent script.

In my case today, I need to collect information on the Service Pack and Cumulative Updates that need to be installed/applied to 200+ SQL Server instances. MS provides the SQL script to identify the right SP and CU to install. Please make sure you download the zip file and unzip the long SQL. I need to run this SQL against the instances to get the info. However, the information returned is completely with PRINT statements!

Click through to see how Jana did it.

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