Monday, 20 June 2016

How to open up a SQL connection with SQL Management studio 2012 through Powershell

Sometimes it is nice to just log into a SQL server database with just running a command. To maintain security, we let our user input the password manually and use Powershell to start up SQL Server Management Studio 2012. If you got another version of SQL Server Management Server (SSMS), just adjust the path to ManagementStudio.

$domain="SOMEDOMAIN"
$user="SomeUser"
$workingdir="c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio"
$databaseserver="somedbserver.somedomain.net"
$cmd="ssms.exe"
$arguments=" -S $databaseserver" 

$domainuser = $domain + "\" + $user

$response = Read-host "Enter password" -AsSecureString 
#$secpasswd = [Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto([Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($response))

$credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ($domainuser, $response)

Start-Process -WorkingDirectory $workingdir -FilePath $cmd -Argument $arguments -Credential $credential 

You can add an icon on your desktop and assign it a shortcut to powershell and then paste the script above to a .ps1 file and then as the argument of the shortcut point to a .ps1 with the script above.

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