Author: Chrissy LeMaire
Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, holds a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches. Chrissy is certified in SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

SQL Server Agent with CmdExec job runs PowerShell infinitely

Just ran into this issue and solved it by using powershell -ExecutionPolicy bypass C:\path\to\script.ps1. Seems there was an issue with the signed module so I just set it to not check the sign.

Posted in PowerShell

Windows Services Recovery for SQL Server

Recently, I ran into an issue after applying a few security updates and subsequent reboots: a number of the SQL services did not start successfully. After running the following script, I’ve had success with SQL services starting as expected after

Posted in PowerShell, SQL Server, Windows

My setup after a year of livestreaming

Back in January and February of 2019, I wrote couple posts that highlighted my journey into livestreaming on Twitch, from understanding the different services/platforms to the lighting I used. I then followed up in June with a post about what

Posted in Livestreaming

Remove the new ad in PowerShell 5.1 on Windows 10

I really abhor the new ad in the PowerShell 5.1 console and it seems there’s no hope of Microsoft making it go away. After a long, involved Twitter conversation with the community and the PowerShell team that confirmed it’s impossible

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Using robocopy to move SQL Server files

When performing file migrations, PowerShell’s `Copy-Item` is not ideal. Use robocopy with these parameters instead.

Posted in PowerShell, SQL Server

Class of 2019: 25 Microsoft MVPs you should be following

Back in 1996, as I watched a movie about Italy at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus OH, I decided that one day I’d live in Europe. I didn’t need to move immediately. I just put it on my long-term agenda

Posted in General

My Current Livestream Setup

My setup went through some changes the past few months. Here’s what I still use and what’s been retired.

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My Second Twitch Livestream Setup

It’s been about a month and I’m becoming more acclimated to livestreaming on Twitch. Here’s what I’ve learned.

Posted in Livestreaming, PowerShell