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Automated SQL Server installation and configuration using PowerShell

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Microsoft Offices, Reston

12012 Sunset Hills Rd · Reston, VA

How to find us

3rd Floor, Room 3062, Free parking in attached parking garage. Easy access from Silver Line Metro.

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Please join us in Reston, VA for a great presentation!

Networking and Pizza: 6:30PM - 7:00PM

Main Session: 7:00PM to 8:00PM

Topic: Automated SQL Server installation and configuration using PowerShell

Using the SQL setup wizard and management studio (SSMS) to install and configure a new SQL server is a time-intensive process. PowerShell scripts can greatly reduce the time required to complete the process. They can also ensure build standardization throughout your SQL environment. In this session we will look at PowerShell scripting, including the basic syntax and commandlets needed to automate the installation and post-install configuration of a SQL Server.

Speaker BIO:

Jamie Wick is the Systems & Database Engineer for The College of William & Mary and has been working with databases for the past 10+ years. His background includes working for several years as a SQL SysAdmin for the University of Queensland (Australia), a Master's degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, and assorted Microsoft SQL certifications. He is a volunteer & speaker at regional SQL events (User Groups/SQLSaturdays), helps run the Richmond SQL Server Users Group and SQLSaturday RVA events, and is an avid photographer.