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Check-InstanceConfig (part 2)
9 Dec 2013
2 minutes read

In the previous post I discussed the data table that holds the default values for the configuration options in SQL Server 2000 up to SQL Server 2014.

In this post I will go over the function(s) that are included in the script. I will keep the same format as I did in the previous post:

  • How it was written
  • What it contains
  • A few examples

How it was written

If you have already downloaded the script you notice it had one function. I was attempting to make the output similar to what Mike did in his T-SQL script with the text output. After looking at it a bit more and thinking on best practices for PowerShell, I chose a different route. I always try to ensure whatever my functions output, you can do something with them down the pipeline. In order to keep that going I opted to break this up into separate functions. I also included a function that allows you to just pull the raw configuration options from the instance as you wish.

What it contains

There are 4 functions included in the current version of the script:

  • Pull-SqlConfig – Just pull the configuration options information on the instance
  • Check-SqlRunConfig – Compare the running value to the configured value
  • Check-SqlRunDefault – Compare the running value to the default value
  • Check-SqlBadDefaults – Compare the running value to the default value for specific options.

I decided to also include help text with each function so loading the script into your PowerShell session you can simply use the Get-Help cmdlet and it will show you the information on each function. Adding the -full switch to the command will output more detailed information as well.

A few examples

As mentioned above the function help information also includes a few examples of each function. So if you want to see them you can simply use the Get-Help function along with the –Examples switch.

Here is the full script. This link will always point to the current version of the script. My next blog post will explain the function in the script.

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