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Chad Miller

Chad Miller is a Senior Manager of Database Administration at Raymond James Financial. Chad has worked with Microsoft SQL Server since 1999 and has been automating administration tasks using Windows Powershell since 2007. Chad is the Project Coordinator/Developer of the Powershell-based Codeplex project SQL Server PowerShell Extensions (SQLPSX). Chad leads the Tampa Powershell User Group and is a frequent speaker at users groups, SQL Saturdays and Code Camps.

Archives: September 2009

External MAML Help Files

One of the really handy improvevements in Powershell V2 is around creating help information for your script users. I often find myself having to read through script and function definitions to figure out how to use them (and this is for scripts I write!), which becomes a real pain as…

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Posted in Chad Miller on 23 September 2009

SQLPSX Developer Blog

Powershell enthusiast, DBA and new SQL Server PowerShell Extensions developer Mike Shepard started a blog. Mike addresses a common question I've seem in the SQL Server forums on PowerShellCommunity.org of handling parameters in queries in his post, Executing SQL the Right Way in PowerShell,. A future release of…

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Posted in Chad Miller on 7 September 2009

MIF Busters

Management Information Format (MIF) files are formatted text files containing additional information about hardware and software components. The MIF format originated out of the Desktop Management Interface Standards in 1996, but has since been displaced by newer technologies including CIM. As an aside Microsoft's implementation of CIM and WBEM…

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Posted in Chad Miller on 7 September 2009

SQLPSX 1.6.1 Release

I completed a maintenance release of SQL Server PowerShell Extensions, which address all known open issues. This release is still PowerShell V1, but I plan on working on a V2 release soon. The only notable change is in LibraryShowMbrs, which is used to recursively enumerate local and AD groups…

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Posted in Chad Miller on 2 September 2009