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 […]

People Talking Tech with MrDenny

I’ve totally forgotten about this because we did it late last year. SQL Server MVP (VMWare vExpert Awardee, EMC Elect Awardee, etc.) Denny Cherry (blog | Twitter) was kind enough to have me on his podcast. We talked about Windows PowerShell and how it can help SQL Server DBAs maximize their productivity performing tasks that, […]

Export and Import Hyper-V 3.0 Virtual Machines Using PowerShell

When you run a server operating system in your laptop, there’s a ton of stuff that you need to consider. Today, I spent almost the entire day trying to make sure that all of the drivers work on my DELL Latitude E6520. And since I run the Hyper-V role on my Windows Server 2012 machine, the […]

Indulge in free online SQL Server training on March 21, 2012 beginning at 00:00 GMT (that’s a March 20 evening start for the Americas). As this is an online event, act fast and register as soon as you can because seats are limited. Check out the 24 Hours of PASS website for more details. I will be delivering […]

Clone Your SQL Server Databases Using SMO and PowerShell

Back in 2009, I wrote an article about how to generate SQL scripts using Windows PowerShell and Server Management Objects (SMO) using the Script() method. One thing that you need to consider when using the Script() method is making sure that you have taken into account all of the database objects as well as their […]