I used xSqlServerInstall (from model xsqlps) and xSQLServerLogin (from model xSQLServer) resources to install an sql server and to create an new sql login but there is no property for assigning a password. Do I have to build my own resource for that? Also wanted to know which resource to use to restore a database from a .bak file?
Thanks in advance
You’d need to, use. But, in an ideal world (from Microsoft’s perspective), you’re using Windows logins, not SQL Server logins, so you don’t need to set passwords.
Haven’t tried it myself as I lack the environment to (rebuilding my entire home net from scratch), but xSQLServerLogin has a
parameter $LoginCredential of type System.Management.Automation.PSCredential which means in your configuration command you can
set a -LoginCredential and supply it with something like this:
$secpasswd = ConvertTo-SecureString “SQLLoginPassword” -AsPlainText -Force
$mycreds = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential (“username”, $secpasswd)
where username is actually the SQLServerlogin name, thus you use -LoginCredential $mycreds
do note that the Test section of the DSC resource doesn’t implement validation of the password so you cant use the password as
a point of decision if a configuration change has happened.