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Show-DbaInstanceFileSystem

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

 

Synopsis

Shows file system on remote SQL Server in a local GUI and returns the selected directory name

Description

Similar to the remote file system popup you see when browsing a remote SQL Server in SQL Server Management Studio, this function allows you to traverse the remote SQL Server's file structure.

Show-DbaInstanceFileSystem uses SQL Management Objects to browse the directories and what you see is limited to the permissions of the account running the command.

Syntax

Show-DbaInstanceFileSystem
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Show-DbaInstanceFileSystem -SqlInstance sql2017

Shows a list of databases using Windows Authentication to connect to the SQL Server. Returns a string of the selected path.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Show-DbaInstanceFileSystem -SqlInstance sql2017 -SqlCredential $cred

Shows a list of databases using SQL credentials to connect to the SQL Server. Returns a string of the selected path.

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances. Defaults to localhost.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
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
-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 Show-DbaInstanceFileSystem on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Show-DbaInstanceFileSystem.