SQL Server Patching Using PowerShell DSC


In the previous article we have seen how to install SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) using PowerShell DSC. In this article, we will explore how to use PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to automate the patching process for SQL Server, streamlining the update process and ensuring a standardized configuration.


For the demo part, we use the server, CENTRALSERVER. The current SQL Server version installed in the server is 16.0.1000.6 and will get patched to 10.4105.2.

SQL Server DSC Module Installation

Let us prepare the environment for DSC, including installing PowerShell DSC and SQL Server prerequisites in CENTRALSERVER. Open