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SQL Server 2014 with PowerShell v5 Cookbook by Donabel Santos

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Changing SQL Server Instance configurations

This recipe discusses how to change instance configuration settings using PowerShell.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we will perform the following tasks:

  • Change fill factor to 60 percent
  • Enable SQL Server Agent
  • Set Minimum Server Memory to 500 MB
  • Change authentication method to Mixed

How to do it...

Let's change some SQL Server settings using PowerShell:

  1. Open PowerShell ISE as administrator.
  2. Import the SQLPS module and create a new SMO Server Object:
    #import SQL Server module
    Import-Module SQLPS -DisableNameChecking
    
    #replace this with your instance name
    $instanceName = "localhost"
    $server = New-Object -TypeName Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server -ArgumentList $instanceName
  3. Add the following script and run: ...

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