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Use SQL Server Central Management Server remotley through powershell

Ever wanted to run a scheduled powershell script that uses the CentralManagementServer to connect to all your SQL servers ?

After trying out a bunch of diffrerent solutions I found this piece of code on a Microsoft blog.

I have modified it and combined it with several other code pieces to get the result I wanted.
This code will run on towards the Central Management Server you havce setup, it will work from any other server
which has the following installed on it:

* Shared Management Objects
* SQLSysClrTypes
* PowershellTools

I had some initial problems to create the output file beacuse the SQLPS module dosen’t allow use of UNC paths as output,
there fore I had to use the New-PSDriveĀ  command to map a driveletter.

To use the script chnage the pathc and file names to your liking,
change the CMS servername and change the name of you group in CMS .ServerGroups[ “All SQL servers” ] .
Here it is possible to add more levelsin the folder structure if you have organized your servers in prod, test and dev or similar.
Like this .ServerGroups[ “All SQL servers” ].ServerGroups[ “Test” ]

In this code I have just include code to get me the size of all databases on all servers in my CMS server.
But you could of course change that code to execute things or get any other informationĀ  out from your servers.
I have added some powershell formatting to get the size in GB and with no decimals.

$date=Get-Date -format "yyMMd"
#Need to map a drive letter since UNC paths are not supported with SQLPS
New-PSDrive -Name "G" -PSProvider FileSystem -Root "\\server\path" -Persist $file = "G:\SQL_dev_stats_$date.csv"

function GetSQLStats {
#Load SMO assemblies
$CentralManagementServer = "CMS-server\instancename"
$MS='Microsoft.SQLServer' @('.SMO', '.Management.RegisteredServers', '.ConnectionInfo') |
foreach-object {if ([System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("$MS$_") -eq $null) {"missing SMO component $MS$_"}}

$connectionString = "Data Source=$CentralManagementServer;Initial Catalog=master;Integrated Security=SSPI;"
$sqlConnection = new-object System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection($connectionString)
$conn = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common.ServerConnection($sqlConnection)
$CentralManagementServerStore = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.RegisteredServers.RegisteredServersStore($conn)

$My="$ms.Management.Smo" #
$CentralManagementServerStore.ServerGroups[ "DatabaseEngineServerGroup" ].ServerGroups[ "All SQL servers" ].GetDescendantRegisteredServers() |
    Foreach-object {new-object ("$My.Server") $_.ServerName } | # create an SMO server object
       Where-Object {$_.ServerType -ne $null} | # did you positively get the server?
          Foreach-object {$_.Databases } | #logins for every server successfully reached

          # Put your Powershell SQL statements here
              Select-object @{Name="Server"; Expression={$_.parent}}, Name, @{Label="Size (MB)";Expression={"{0:N0}" -f $_.Size | foreach {$_.replace(",","")}} } |
          # End of your code here
########## Main Program ###########
GetSQLStats  | out-file $file #-notypeinformation -Delimiter ";"