Hyper-V Lab for SQL Server

Whether you are playing with features or learning them in a server operating system, or SQL Server, you need to first have somewhere to run it all. All of us would love to have a server rack in our garage/basement/workshop, but that incurs a pretty high cost. You might consider... [Read More]
Tags: powershell, sqlserver

PowerShell Editors

PowerShell Editors are the bread and butter in the life of an individual that wants to write PowerShell, whether for serious development or just starting. You could also be ready to get involved in open source projects around PowerShell, they do exist. There is even one specific to SQL Server... [Read More]
Tags: powershell

Updates and Work

Well you may have noticed the different look and format of my blog. I ended up making the decision last week to go ahead and move off of WordPress.com and moved it be hosted by GitHub. It was an interesting process that if many show interest I can write up... [Read More]

Windows 10 and SSCM disappearing

I have been using Windows 10 since it was released on my main (well only) laptop. I found some issues with the SQL Server management tools through the upgrade process, specifically SQL Server Configuration Manager (SSCM). The issue I had was SSCM disappearing from the Start Menu when I upgraded... [Read More]

Modifying SQL Server Startup Parameters

Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike….guess what I figured out? Well it all started by reading Mike Fal’s post on Managing SQL Server Services with #PowerShell. In that post he goes over manipulating the SQL Server service account and how to update it. In my case I needed to create a... [Read More]
Tags: sqlserver, powershell, scripts