Start-​Sql​Instance

Starts the specified instance of SQL Server.

Syntax

Start-SqlInstance
     [-Credential] <PSCredential>
     [-Path <String[]>]
     [-AutomaticallyAcceptUntrustedCertificates]
     [-ManagementPublicPort <Int32>]
     [-RetryTimeout <Int32>]
     [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
     [-InformationVariable <String>]
     [-WhatIf]
     [-Confirm]
     [<CommonParameters>]
Start-SqlInstance
     [-Credential] <PSCredential>
     [-AutomaticallyAcceptUntrustedCertificates]
     [-ManagementPublicPort <Int32>]
     [-RetryTimeout <Int32>]
     [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
     [-InformationVariable <String>]
     [-WhatIf]
     [-Confirm]
     -InputObject <Server[]>
     [<CommonParameters>]
Start-SqlInstance
     [-Credential] <PSCredential>
     [-AutomaticallyAcceptUntrustedCertificates]
     [-ManagementPublicPort <Int32>]
     [-RetryTimeout <Int32>]
     [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
     [-InformationVariable <String>]
     [-WhatIf]
     [-Confirm]
     -ServerInstance <String[]>
     [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Start-SqlInstance cmdlet starts the specified instance of SQL Server.

SQL Server Cloud Adapter must be running and accessible on the computer that hosts the instance of SQL Server.

This cmdlet supports the following modes of operation:

- Specify the instance to the Windows PowerShell path.

  • Specify the server object.
  • Specify the ServerInstance object of the target instance of SQL Server.

Examples

Example 1: Start an SQL Server instance

PS C:\> CD SQLSERVER:\SQL\Computer\Instance;
PS SQLSERVER:\SQL\Computer\Instance> Start-SqlInstance -Credential $Credential -AcceptSelfSignedCertificate

The first command changes directory to the path SQLSERVER:\SQL\Computer\Instance.

The second command starts the server instance named Computer\Instance. The current working directory is used to determine the server instance where the operation should occur. The self-signed certificate of the target machine is automatically accepted without prompting the user.

Example 2: Start all instances of SQL Server on the target computer

PS C:\> Get-SqlInstance -Credential $Credential -MachineName "Computer004" | Start-SqlInstance -Credential $Credential -AcceptSelfSignedCertificate

This command gets all instances of SQL Server on the computer named Computer004 and then starts all the instances. The self-signed certificate of the target machine is automatically accepted without prompting the user.

Required Parameters

-Credential

Specifies a user account with Windows Administrator credentials on the target computer.

Type:PSCredential
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Specifies an array of server objects of the target instance.

Type:Server[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ServerInstance

Specifies, as a string array, the name of an instance of SQL Server that becomes the target of the operation.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName, ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AutomaticallyAcceptUntrustedCertificates

Indicates that this cmdlet automatically accepts untrusted certificates.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InformationAction

Specifies how this cmdlet responds to an information event.The acceptable values for this parameter are:- Continue

  • Ignore
  • Inquire
  • SilentlyContinue
  • Stop
  • Suspend
Type:ActionPreference
Aliases:infa
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InformationVariable

Specifies an information variable.

Type:String
Aliases:iv
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ManagementPublicPort

Specifies the public management port on the target computer. This parameter is used when the ports of the target computer are not directly accessible but are exposed through endpoints. This means that this cmdlet needs to connect to a different port.SQL Server Cloud Adapter must be accessible by this port.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies the path to the instance of SQL Server, as a string array, on which this cmdlet runs the operation. If you do not specify a value for this parameter, the cmdlet uses the current working location.

Type:String[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-RetryTimeout

Specifies the time period to retry the command on the target sever. After the timeout expires, no retry will be attempted.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False