This recipe shows how you can set up Transparent Data Encryption using PowerShell and SMO.
Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) is supported only in Enterprise, Developer, or Evaluation editions.
In this recipe, we will enable TDE on the
TestDB database. If you don't already have this test database, log in to SQL Server Management Studio and execute the following T-SQL code:
IF DB_ID('TestDB') IS NULL CREATE DATABASE TestDB GO
You should already have a database master key for this
TestDB database. If you don't have one, create it using the Creating a database master key recipe.
These are the steps to set up TDE programmatically: