Link to home
Start Free TrialLog in
Avatar of D B
D BFlag for United States of America

asked on

Getting PowerShell to Work With SQL Server 2012

I am attempting to load the SQL Server snapins in PowerShell and am having difficulty. Searching the web, I've done the following from plain PowerShell:

$framework=$([System.Runtime.InteropServices.RuntimeEnvironment]::GetRuntimeDirectory())
Set-Alias installutil "$($framework)installutil.exe"
installutil "d:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\PowerShell\Modules\SQLPS\Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.PSProvider.dll"
installutil "d:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\PowerShell\Modules\SQLPS\Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.PSSnapins.dll"

Open in new window

Which appears to execute properly with no errors. However, when I execute:
Add-PSSnapin SqlServerCmdletSnapin100

Open in new window

I get the following error:
Add-PSSnapin : The Windows PowerShell snap-in 'SqlServerCmdletSnapin100' is not installed on this machine.
At line:1 char:13
+ Add-PSSnapin <<<<  SqlServerCmdletSnapin100
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (SqlServerCmdletSnapin100:String) [Add-PSSnapin], PSArgumentException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : AddPSSnapInRead,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.AddPSSnapinCommand

Open in new window

I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Help!
Avatar of D B
D B
Flag of United States of America image

ASKER

I guess a better question, after more research, is why invoke-sqlcmd isn't working. If I execute get-pssnapin -registered, if reports:
Name        : SqlServerCmdletSnapin110
PSVersion   : 2.0
Description : This is a PowerShell snap-in that includes various SQL Server cmdlets.

Name        : SqlServerProviderSnapin110
PSVersion   : 2.0
Description : SQL Server Provider

Open in new window

but when I execute invoke-sqlcmd I get the following error:
The term 'invoke-sqlcmd' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or 
if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:11 char:14
+ invoke-sqlcmd <<<<  -serverinstance myServer -database myDatabase -inputfile ("c:\temp\ComplianceTests\ComplianceTestList.sql") | Out-File 
-FilePath "C:\temp\ComplianceTests\DSKCSRBSPRDDB1.txt"
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (invoke-sqlcmd:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

Open in new window

ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Avatar of David Johnson, CD
David Johnson, CD
Flag of Canada image

Link to home
membership
This solution is only available to members.
To access this solution, you must be a member of Experts Exchange.
Start Free Trial
Avatar of D B

ASKER

Sorry for the delay; busy work schedule and wife had surgery. Anyway, searching the internet, I found that and I tried import-module sqlps before posting and that did not work.
Strangely enough though, I tried it again and it seems to have worked this time.

It sure takes a lot longer to import the module than it did to load the snap-ins.