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SQL Server PowerShell Console -- syntax?

SQL v2012.   Unfortunately, I have always tasked the PowerShell efforts to staff members... I've never really had any hands-on before, and now I am having some problems invoking a script.

I am using the instructions from http://epmframework.codeplex.com/, in the EPM Configuration Documentation v3.docx.  I am in SSMS, connected to my CMS server, and have started PowerShell.  I have attempted the first statement here, within the console, but it does nothing.   The 2nd one works fine --

This does nothing -- No errors, no output, nothing:
>> SL "D:\directoryName\EPM_EnterpriseEvaluation_3.0.0.ps1" -ConfigurationGroup "myGroupName" -PolicyCategoryFilter " " –EvalMode “Check”

Yet this works:
>>Invoke-Sqlcmd -Query "SELECT @@VERSION;" -QueryTimeout 3

As I said, the top one does nothing.  I just carriage return to another line prefaced with the two carrots.


I'm surfing for all kinds of how-tos for powershell in SQL.  I found this:

A 1/4 or so down, it says this:

By default, you wouldn't be able to execute scripts in Windows PowerShell due to the security policy.

Is that my problem?  I have attempted to set the set-executionpolicy, but that also returns no response within the console.

I needed this darned thing done a week ago.  Any instruction is appreciated.  Hugely.
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Have you tried the discussion board on codeplex for this feature?

Without knowing what the PS script should do it's not easy to try and work out what is going wrong.
dbaSQLAuthor Commented:
Sure, I understand your point on knowing what the ps script is doing, but I don't believe that is even applicable yet.   I am just asking how to properly invoke it from the PowerShell console, launched within SSMS.

As I mentioned, I am using the help doc from the EMP Framework link that I referenced earlier.  I have attached it now, but everything in the carrots is cut/pasted from the doc, and it is what I am trying to do.  I tried it as you see here, and it did absolutely nothing.  I believe the problem is that I am just not familiar enough with SQL Server Powershell yet.  

To test the script prior to creating a job, open PowerShell in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio.  
a.      Open SQL Server Management Studio.  Connect to the Central Management Server.
b.      In Object Explorer, right-click on the Server and select “Start PowerShell”
c.      Configure the following commands to your environment.  Paste the commands to the SQL Server PowerShell console.  

SL "Insert script folder location”
.\EPM_EnterpriseEvaluation_3.0.0.ps1 -ConfigurationGroup "Insert Central Management Server Group" -PolicyCategoryFilter "Insert Policy Category" –EvalMode “Check”
Are you running SSMS on your client or on the SQL box?
Is the path to the PS1 relevant to your client or the sql box?


PowerShell -NoExit -Command "D:\directoryName\EPM_EnterpriseEvaluation_3.0.0.ps1" -ConfigurationGroup "myGroupName" -PolicyCategoryFilter " " –EvalMode “Check”
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dbaSQLAuthor Commented:
I am RDP'd into the SQL server, and running everything there, local to the SQL box.

I will try your suggestion.  Back shortly.
dbaSQLAuthor Commented:
Nope.  No difference.  I'm not sure what I am missing here, but I am not getting anything back from the console, if I go in with the methods I've posted, or even your own.

It just returns and gives me no output at all.
dbaSQLAuthor Commented:
No reason to keep this open.  I believe I just need to get more familiar with Powershell.  I will award the points, QPR.  Thank you for your time.
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