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Day Zero with PowerShell


Day Zero with PowerShell

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Aaron Nelson
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Should there be a space in the "Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned" command?
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Thomas - yes. Also "ft -a" instead of "ft-a" in the example script.

Other than that, finally got me going with PowerShell - thanks Aaron!

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Yes, there whould definitely be a space.

Sorry, the editor isn't properly rendering the code that I posted.

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This is great...just great...

One of the excuses obstacles for not getting started with PowerShell has been just getting things set up to be able to actually use the thing. This seemed to be a secret passed among an elite priesthood in dark misty passage ways. Not a place for mere mortals to tread.

Now, along comes Aaron Nelson and puts everything in a single, easy to digest article.
You've totally blown my excuse to not use PowerShell! Sheesh.

Ok, seriously. Nice article, Aaron. It is very nice to have the requirements assembled in one place.

Thank you!



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Added spaces into the code. Should look fine now.

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Nice article, Aaron. It is very nice to have the requirements assembled in one place.

Thank you!


Thanks DJ, glad you liked it. There should be more 'good reasons' to use PowerShell coming out very soon ;-)

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Thanks DJ. Can you maybe explain the purpose of the Set-ExecutionPolicy command? Also, when I tried the sample code, I got an error when trying to restart a server which I manually stopped:

Start-Service : Service 'SQL Server Agent (SQL2008) (SQLAgent$SQL2008)' cannot be started due to the following error: Cannot open SQLAgent$SQL2
008 service on computer '.'.
At line:6 char:14
+ Start-Service <<<<
+ CategoryInfo : OpenError: (System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController:ServiceController) [Start-Service], ServiceCommandException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotStartService,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.StartServiceCommand
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Thanks much for all of these tips.



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For running the example script you will probably need to elevate your shell (I keep forgetting that I have a pre-emptive work-around in place for this). Just hold down the Ctrl + Shift Keys and then click on the shortcut for the ISE. Then run the script in that window.

I'll work on getting a Summary for the Execution Policies however your best/most complete answer is in the Help files. June does a good job with those.

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