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Import-DbaRegServer

Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl), netnerds.net
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Imports registered servers and registered server groups to SQL Server Central Management Server (CMS)

Description

Imports registered servers and registered server groups to SQL Server Central Management Server (CMS)

Syntax

Import-DbaRegServer
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Path] <String[]>]
    [[-InputObject] <Object[]>]
    [[-Group] <Object>]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Import-DbaRegServer -SqlInstance sql2012 -Path C:\temp\corp-regservers.xml

Imports C:\temp\corp-regservers.xml to the CMS on sql2012

Example: 2
PS C:\> Import-DbaRegServer -SqlInstance sql2008 -Group hr\Seattle -Path C:\temp\Seattle.xml

Imports C:\temp\Seattle.xml to Seattle subgroup within the hr group on sql2008

Example: 3
PS C:\> Get-DbaRegServer -SqlInstance sql2008, sql2012 | Import-DbaRegServer -SqlInstance sql2017

Imports all registered servers from sql2008 and sql2012 to sql2017

Example: 4
PS C:\> Get-DbaRegServerGroup -SqlInstance sql2008 -Group hr\Seattle | Import-DbaRegServer -SqlInstance sql2017 -Group Seattle

Imports all registered servers from the hr\Seattle group on sql2008 to the Seattle group on sql2017

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Path

Optional path to exported reg server XML

Alias FullName
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-InputObject

Enables piping from Get-DbaRegServer, Get-DbaRegServerGroup, CSVs and other objects. If importing from CSV or other object, a column named ServerName is required. Optional columns include Name, Description and Group.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-Group

Imports to specific group

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-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 Import-DbaRegServer on GitHub.
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