Creating a SQL Server instance inventory

In this recipe, we will export SQL Server instance properties to a text file.

How to do it...

Let's see how to create a SQL Server instance inventory file:

  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:
    #specify folder and filename to be produced $folder = "C:\Temp" $currdate = Get-Date -Format "yyyy-MM-dd_hmmtt" $filename = "$($instanceName)_$($currdate).csv" $fullpath = Join-Path $folder $filename ...

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