Advanced SQL Server installation using Powershell DSC


In the previous article, we learned how to install a SQL Server instance with basic parameters like InstanceName, Features, SourcePath, SQLSysAdminAccounts, etc using Powershell DSC. In this article, we’ll discover how to enhance our SQL Server installation with additional configurations. We’ll cover things like setting up service account credentials, custom installation directories, configuring TempDB and backup locations, defining user database paths, and more using Powershell DSC. We will also explore how to install other SQL-related services like Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services, all using the simplicity and power of PowerShell DSC.

Integration Services (SSIS – SQL Server