If for some reason you need to restore the system databases, you’ll typically find copies of the original system databases in the …\Binn\Templates folder.
Below shows the file on a SQL Server 2016 default instance installation:
Details on how to make use of them is found here
In case you missed it, AUTOGROW_ALL_FILES was added in SQL Server 2016 and tempdb has this enabled by default.
Further info is mentioned here.
EXEC sp_MSforeachdb ' USE [?]; SELECT DB_NAME() AS database_name ,[name] ,type_desc ,CASE WHEN is_autogrow_all_files = 0 THEN ''no'' ELSE ''yes'' END AS is_autogrow_all_files FROM sys.filegroups';
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In SQL Server Management Studio 17.0 the PowerShell module was moved into the PowerShell gallery.
This means that you may see the following:
When you go to https://www.powershellgallery.com/ you currently see:
I don’t know about you, but it suddenly seems that a simple tweak to SSMS has become a headache for DBAs.
Performing a search gives 4 results and it looks like the matteot_msft is the correct one. Having company package under a users name doesn’t sound like a good idea to me, possibly this should be a team account?
So how do you download it?
lol mind blown, KISS appears to have gone out the window :)
If you’ve made it this far and have an internet connection the supplied method is:
Save-Module -Name SqlServer -Path
Install-Module -Name SqlServer
Lets give it a try:
It’s now requesting NuGet provider version ‘18.104.22.168’ or newer
Once completed you’ll see the folder and files
For the next step, I received the following message which requested for -Force to be used:
Once completed, the SSMS error message no longer occurs
Yes from PowerShell 3.0 there is the ability to use the Tail parameter in Get-Content.
Details can be found here.
Say you wanted to look at a SQL 2016 default instance errorlog file based on a D drive you could use:
Get-Content "D:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Log\ERRORLOG" -Tail 10 –Wait
If you come across the following error when attempting to install SQL Server Mobile Report Publisher
you’ll likely find that the currently link doesn’t work
At this time the requirement can be found here. Note: After the install you may be requested for the server to be restarted. You don’t have to, but it’s a good idea to do so.
The install then should go smoothly.
Given that Visual Studio 2017 is now out, we’ll hopefully be seeing this legacy 2013 requirement removed.