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SQL Saturday #40 in Miramar, FL.

Automating ID Administration with PowerShell and SQLPSX

I will demonstrate how I automated ID provisioning using PowerShell, SQLPSX, and my company's standard job scheduler.

Database Hardening via PowerShell

I will demonstrate how I use PowerShell to handle the issues encountered in a Fortune 50 corporate environment that has over 500 database servers and 3600 databases.

Why DBAs Should Learn PowerShell

I will detail my reasoning why a DBA would benefit from learning PowerShell.

A DBA can use PowerShell in conjunction with SQL, WMI, and SMO to automate repetitive tasks and better manage their workload.

The bonus for attending SQL Saturday #40, meeting Brent Ozar and Tim Ford in person.

SQL PASS Summit 2010

Why DBAs Should Learn PowerShell

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Automating SQL Server Login Administration and Compliance Audits with PowerShell

Are your internal auditors asking that the administration of SQL Server logins be handled by a third party other than the DBAs? Is your Compliance and Audit departments asking you to determine if password policies are being enforced, who are sysadmins on your servers, who owns databases? If so, come to this session to learn how to complete these tasks quickly and efficiently using PowerShell and SQL PowerShell Extensions (SQLPSX). This automation is capable of adding or dropping logins and adding or dropping members in database or server roles on any server. Also, I will demonstrate how to automate compliance reporting via PowerShell and SMO to report on the usage of password complexity/expiration policies, database owner, sysadmin role members, and other security related information defined in the SMO object model.

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