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wsmelton / Get-AzComputeResourceDetails.ps1
Created September 20, 2022 14:25
Get the compute resource details for VM and Disk into an Excel file
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#Requires -Modules ImportExcel, Az.Accounts, Az.Compute
Retrieve region specific Sku details for Virtual Machines and Managed Disks into an Excel file
./Get-AzComputeResourceData.ps1 -Regions 'westus2','westus3' -ExcelFileName 'c:\temp\azComputeResourceSku.xlsx
wsmelton / Find-AppRegistrationExpiringSecrets.ps1
Created August 31, 2022 16:53
Use Az.Resources commands to pull App Registrations' Client Secret expiration status from Azure AD - Requires PowerShell 7+
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#requires -Module Az.Resources
#requires -Version 7
Based on Get-AppRegistrationExpiration by Cj-Scott
$applications = Get-AzADApplication | Where-Object { $_.KeyCredentials.DisplayName -gt 0 }
$today = (Get-Date).ToUniversalTime()
wsmelton / Get-AzRegionZone.ps1
Created April 19, 2022 20:54
Get a list of Zones available in a given Azure Region
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$subObj = Get-AzSubscription -SubscriptionName $SubscriptionName
Set-AzContext -SubscriptionObject $subObj
$payload = @{
location = $location
subscriptionIds = @("subscriptions/$($subObj.Id)")
View Get-ClusterNetworkFQDN.ps1
$scriptBlock = {
$clusterNetworkNames = Get-ClusterResource | Where-Object ResourceType -eq 'Network Name'
foreach ($n in $clusterNetworkNames) {
if ($n.Name -match 'SQL Network Name') {
$hostValue = $n.Name.TrimStart('SQL Network Name (').TrimEnd(')')
wsmelton / SystemHealth_Parsed_DeadlockInfo.sql
Created October 6, 2016 20:00
Script to parse Deadlock information from System_Health XEvent session in SQL Server
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;WITH xDeadlock (Contents)
select CAST(XEventData.XEvent.value('(data/value)[1]', 'varchar(max)') as xml) as DeadlockGraph
(select CAST(target_data as xml) as TargetData
from sys.dm_xe_session_targets st
join sys.dm_xe_sessions s on s.address = st.event_session_address
where name = 'system_health') AS Data
CROSS APPLY TargetData.nodes ('RingBufferTarget/event[@name="xml_deadlock_report"]') AS XEventData (XEvent)
wsmelton / Find-MissingCommands.ps1
Last active December 31, 2021 19:54
Commands index page comparison to Commands in dbatools module (cmdlet and function)
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function Find-MissingCommands {
Find missing commands between the and dbatools Module public functions
Path to dbatools local repository
.PARAMETER CommandPagePath
Full path to the index.html commands page (e.g. c:\git\web\commands\index.html)
View current_profile.ps1
#$PSDefaultParameterValues = @{ "*:Credential" = (Get-Secret username) }
if ($psedition -ne 'Core') {
[System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = @("Tls12", "Tls11", "Tls", "Ssl3")
function Prompt {
$major = $PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major
$minor = $PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Minor
$patch = $PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Patch
if ($major -lt 6) {
Write-Host "[PS $($major).$($minor)] [" -NoNewline
wsmelton /
Last active July 21, 2021 20:12
A look into the parameters of Copy-DbaLogin

SQL Server migrations, the bain in most DBA's lives when they find out one is coming up. At that top of the list, along with finding out, you need to test your database DR strategy that is fully documented 😉 😉.

Still, one of the most common tasks that can be in day-to-day activity is getting logins created between various SQL Server instances. Say you have to support multiple environments for a given application database, creating that login 3, 4, 5 different times manually using SSMS 😧! dbatools includes a ton of commands that help in migrations.

Do you have multiple Availability Groups (AG) deployed in your environment? AGs that have 3, 4, 6 replicas that you are adding a login to one require adding it to all the other replicas?

These scenarios, among many others, are where Copy-DbaLogin can help make your life easier and give you more time to catch up on other things.


wsmelton /
Last active April 28, 2021 15:17
Table listing of channels in SQL Community Slack
MemberCount Name Purpose
9363 announcements welcome to SQL Community Slack! You can click on the "Channels" to browse all the public channels. This channel is for announcements by moderators.
9129 sqlhelp Another way to ask for help besides Twitter....
wsmelton / SSMS_ProductInformation.ps1
Last active January 14, 2021 21:42
Listing of ProductID and Product Name for SSMS install with PowerShell DSC
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Listing of the required information to install SQL Server Management Studio via the Package resource with PowerShell DSC.
# Example config:
Configuration InstallSSMS {
Package InstallSsms {
Ensure = "Present"
ProductID = <GUID value>
Name = Full SSMS Name that displays in Program Features
Path = SSMS-Setup-ENU.exe