Session 1: PowerShell Basics

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Presented by: Allen White An introduction to the basics of PowerShell, the language constructs and logic flow, allowing you to build your own library of functions and scripts to automate your own workflow. This will be followed by an introduction to Server Management Objects (SMO), which is the Management API for SQL Server.

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This video is part of the SQL Server Database Administration with PowerShell On Demand training.

This class will first introduce you to PowerShell, after which you'll learn the basic SMO object model, how to manipulate data with PowerShell, and how to use SMO to manage objects. We'll then move on to creating Policy-Based Management policies, working with the Central Management Server, managing your system inventory, and gathering performance data with PowerShell.

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