Denali – Get your SQLPSv2 module set to go…

Denali – PowerShell, Surprise! …not too fast. Beside the fact that PowerShell V2 is required before the installation, I was excited to see that thing were moving forward.  But wait a second,  still is a mini-shell,  and it still doesn’t run some of the nice PowerShell V2 cmdlet such as: Send-MailMessage or Out-GridView.  This is sad, you got these two useful cmdlets and you can’t use them unless  you customize your environments.  Well, there’s no escape from it.
Now, taking the lesson learned from Chad Miller’s blog on how to create your SQLPS module (, you can do the same thing with Denali and create a SQLPSV2 module so we can the new cmdlets the CTP1 have included.  Please, go ahead and grab the SQLPS module from his Chad’s blog in order to proceed with the following instructions.
Here’s how we create our new SQLPSv2 module?
1. I locate the Denali SQLPS component, which is in the following path: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn”
2. Under your “Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Module” folder, create the “SQLPSv2” folder.
3.  From the “..\Binn” folder we are going to copy the following things:
a. Copy/Paste the “\en” folder to the “SQLPSv2” folder”.
b. Copy/Paste these 2 *dll’s files: “Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.PSProvider.dll” & “Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.PSSnapin.dll”.
c. Copy/Paste these 2 *ps1xml files: “SQLProvider.Format.ps1xml” & “SQLProvider.Types.ps1xml”.
4. To complete our new SQLPSv2 module, we are going to copy the from Chad’s solution, the following two files but renaming it to SQLPSv2.*: Sqlps.psd1 –> SqlpsV2.psd1 and Sqlps.ps1 –> SqlpsV2.ps1.
At the end, you will have you Module folder looking like the following sample:
Directory: C:\Users\User01\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SQLPSV2
Mode                LastWriteTime     Length Name
—-                ————-     —— —-
d—-        11/10/2010   9:59 PM            en
-a—         9/25/2010   8:32 PM      92000 Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.PSProvider.dll
-a—         9/25/2010   8:32 PM      83808 Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.PSSnapins.dll
-a—         9/21/2010   6:14 PM      84619 SQLProvider.Format.ps1xml
-a—         9/21/2010   6:14 PM      15552 SQLProvider.Types.ps1xml
-a—          7/8/2010   4:38 PM        374 SqlpsV2.ps1
-a—        11/10/2010  10:05 PM       1062 SqlpsV2.psd1
Now, let us test if this works, by opening your PowerShell Console or ISE editor, then typing “Import-Module SQLPSv2 –DisableNameChecking
PS C:\>
PS C:\> Import-module SQLPSv2 -DisableNameChecking
PS C:\>
PS C:\> GCM *sql* -CommandType Cmdlet | Select name

PS C:\> cd SQLServer:\SQL\MAX-PCWIN1\MSQLDENALI01\Databases
If you want to download my solution, just click the link below:

Stay tuned for more on SQL Server Denali CTP1 and SQL PowerShell.
Happy PowerShelling!!

Meet “Denali”, the new SQL Server CTP1 with more PowerShell…

Yes!  As many SQL PASS members already know, the next SQL Server CTP1 is available for download (  Go and get it!

I was able to installed it on my Windows 7 64bit version without a glitch. I had a problem installing in a Windows Server 2008 SP2 Virtual Machine, but I’m sure it because I needed access to the internet.  So, make sure you got internet connectivity.

The new SQL Server CTP1 has SQL Server Management Studio Denali GUI is based on Visual Studio 2010.  It’s Impressive!!

There’s a few things to know:

1. Prior installing SQL Server Denali CTP1, you need the following:

1. Install PowerShell V2 – Look for Windows Management Framework:

b. .NET Framework 3.5

2. The Get-Command bug is fix and there’s are a few new PowerShell cmdlets:



Of course, don’t forget to include the new set SQL cmdlets from the “MasterDataServices” snapin, already introduce in SQL Server 2008 R2 (See my blog:

I’m very excited about this new product and expect to see more PowerShell cmdlets later in the process.    KUDOS to the Microsoft SQL Server Team!!

I will be blogging more later.  Happy PowerShelling!

Some SQL Server and PowerShell Resource information

Here’s some PowerShell and SQL Server valuable resource information you don’t want to miss.





Sapien – Powershell TFM V1 eBook: (this is V1 but is valid information):

The Administrator Crash Course: Windows PowerShell v2:




SQL Server:


IDERA’s Webcast:

Pragmatics Webinars:


SQLServerPedia – Podcast and Presentations:

QUEST Communities – Database Management:

WOTD2010 – Download "PowerShell working with SQL Server Agent" slide…

Go ahead!   Download my presentation and samples scripts from this weekend Worldwide Online Techday session.  The slide will provide useful information and the scripts are loaded with interesting code you don’t want to miss.

Click on the link to download the file: (Please rename the file to a *.zip to extract content)

Again, Thanks to all the organizers and sponsor’s for having me participate in this event.

Happy PowerShelling!!