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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives by Greg Low, Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Adam Machanic, Kalen Delaney, Paul Nielsen

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Chapter 26. PowerShell in SQL Server

Richard Siddaway

PowerShell is the automation engine that Microsoft is now building into all of its major products. It started with Exchange Server 2007, Windows Server 2008, and various members of the System Center family, and is now available in SQL Server 2008. You can expect to see it appearing in even more products in the future, as PowerShell is part of Microsoft’s Common Engineering Criteria. Other vendors such as Quest, Special Operations Software, Citrix, and IBM are building PowerShell support into their products. Version 1 became available in November 2006. PowerShell Version 2 is in CTP as of the time of writing. It’s expected to ship with the release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, ...

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