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PowerShell commands using SQL Server Management Studio v17.7

PowerShell is very well supported in SQL Server and it is true with the latest version as well.

What you begin with in Power Shell depends on from where it is invoked in the SQL Server Management Studio.

You can invoke (or start) PowerShell from various objects and it will be contextual in relation to the object.

If you right click the Server as shown you poup-up a mneu from which you can access PowerShell as shown.


When you click Start PowerShell, the PowerShell window gets displayed as shown.


Similarly the next image shows PowerShell being invoked in other contexts.


These are not the only objects to invoke PowerShell, many more objects can be used to invoke PowerShell contextually.

Once you get to the object you want to review, the database can be accessed like folder/files using windows commands as shown.


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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: http://hodentek.blogspot.com http://hodentekHelp.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMSSS.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMobile.blogspot.com He writes articles on several topics to many sites.