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Monday, May 3, 2010

How to create Policies using PowerShell scripts

Introduction

As you know that SQL Server 2008 supports Windows PowerShell and is a powerful scripting shell that helps administrators to automate and built robust server administration scripts. In my previous articles I’ve written about Using SQL Server 2008 PBM, how to monitor Free Space of data file(s) and How to Evaluate Policies on Multiple Instances using PowerShell scripts. In this article I’m going to walk you through how to create policies using PowerShell script.
In SQL 2008, policies can be created in two ways. One is using SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) wizard and second is using PowerShell script. In my scenario I’ve been requested to create this script to deploy/create policies as a POST installation step. Suppose if you need to use this script for unattended SQL installations then make sure that this script called only after a complete SQL installation done on a server, because you need a SQL policy store to create your policies.Read More

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