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What do you use for creating admin utilities


What do you use for creating admin utilities

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I moving in to more SQL Server support coming from UNIX based Sybase. When coding administartive utility code ouside of provided interfaces, I generally use a cobination of shell scripts,isql and and some Perl. What tends to be the most popular methods for supporting SQL Server. Scripting/Programming/Other tools?



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The vast majority is done through the provided interfaces and T-SQL. But if you're really interesting in automating administration of the servers and instances, PowerShell is your bestest friend in the world.

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I concur 100% with grant. You can do a ton with TSQL, use Powershell for stuff you cant do with TSQL.

Redgate tools are awesome too: The comparison utilities (schema and data compare) have helped a ton lately.

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To wit, I use xp_CmdShell to call Powershell. ;-)

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