Installing, Configuring and Managing Windows Server Failover Cluster using PowerShell Series

Last year, I started writing an article that was supposed to be a series for¬†Installing, Configuring and Managing Windows Server Failover Cluster using Windows PowerShell. The first of the series came out on July 2013 (which ended up being the last article I wrote for the year 2013 on Since then, I’ve been involved […]

From *-SqlHadrService to *-SqlAlwaysOn

If you’ve been playing with SQL Server “Denali” AlwaysOn, you probably have seen the new PowerShell cmdlets for managing the new AlwaysOn feature. However, as SQL Server 2012 RC0 has been made available for download, you need to watch out for these “breaking changes” for AlwaysOn (I call them breaking changes because if you are […]

Check for Free Space on your Drives – LazyAdmin PowerShell version

When tasked to automate a task, I rely on my scripting background to get the job done. Back then, it was all VBScript. Now that more and more customers are moving to Windows Server 2008 servers, I try to convince my customers to use PowerShell for all their scripting needs. A few weeks back, a […]

Your poor man’s SQL Server log shipping-PowerShell version

In 2008, I was privileged to be a part of a project to write a chapter for a book that was for a good cause. SQL Server MVP Deep Dives became an avenue for a lot of the SQL Server MVPs to share their expertise for the benefit of not just the technical community but […]