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Get-DbaService

Author Klaas Vandenberghe ( @PowerDBAKlaas )
Availability Windows only

 

Synopsis

Gets the SQL Server related services on a computer.

Description

Gets the SQL Server related services on one or more computers.

Requires Local Admin rights on destination computer(s).

Syntax

Get-DbaService
    [[-ComputerName] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>]
    [-InstanceName <String[]>]
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-Type <String[]>]
    [-AdvancedProperties]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Get-DbaService
    [[-ComputerName] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>]
    [-Credential <PSCredential>]
    [-ServiceName <String[]>]
    [-AdvancedProperties]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaService -ComputerName sqlserver2014a

Gets the SQL Server related services on computer sqlserver2014a.

Example: 2
PS C:\> 'sql1','sql2','sql3' | Get-DbaService -AdvancedProperties

Gets the SQL Server related services on computers sql1, sql2 and sql3. Includes Advanced Properties from the SqlServiceAdvancedProperty Namespace

Example: 3
PS C:\> $cred = Get-Credential WindowsUser
PS C:\> Get-DbaService -ComputerName sql1,sql2 -Credential $cred  | Out-GridView

Gets the SQL Server related services on computers sql1 and sql2 via the user WindowsUser, and shows them in a grid view.

Example: 4
PS C:\> Get-DbaService -ComputerName sql1,sql2 -InstanceName MSSQLSERVER

Gets the SQL Server related services related to the default instance MSSQLSERVER on computers sql1 and sql2.

Example: 5
PS C:\> Get-DbaService -ComputerName $MyServers -Type SSRS

Gets the SQL Server related services of type "SSRS" (Reporting Services) on computers in the variable MyServers.

Example: 6
PS C:\> $MyServers =  Get-Content .\servers.txt
PS C:\> Get-DbaService -ComputerName $MyServers -ServiceName MSSQLSERVER,SQLSERVERAGENT

Gets the SQL Server related services with ServiceName MSSQLSERVER or SQLSERVERAGENT for all the servers that are stored in the file. Every line in the file can only contain one hostname for a server.

Example: 7
PS C:\> $services = Get-DbaService -ComputerName sql1 -Type Agent,Engine
PS C:\> $services.ChangeStartMode('Manual')

Gets the SQL Server related services of types Sql Agent and DB Engine on computer sql1 and changes their startup mode to 'Manual'.

Example: 8
PS C:\> (Get-DbaService -ComputerName sql1 -Type Engine).Restart($true)

Calls a Restart method for each Engine service on computer sql1.

Optional Parameters

-ComputerName

The target SQL Server instance or instances.

Alias cn,host,Server
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value $env:COMPUTERNAME
-InstanceName

Only returns services that belong to the specific instances.

Alias Instance
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Credential

Credential object used to connect to the computer as a different user.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Type

Use -Type to collect only services of the desired SqlServiceType. Can be one of the following: "Agent", "Browser", "Engine", "FullText", "SSAS", "SSIS", "SSRS", "PolyBase", "Launchpad"

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
Accepted Values Agent,Browser,Engine,FullText,SSAS,SSIS,SSRS,PolyBase,Launchpad
-ServiceName

Can be used to specify service names explicitly, without looking for service types/instances.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-AdvancedProperties

Collect additional properties from the SqlServiceAdvancedProperty Namespace This collects information about Version, Service Pack Level", SkuName, Clustered status and the Cluster Service Name This adds additional overhead to the command.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Get-DbaService on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Get-DbaService.