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Command Prompt Utility Reference (Database Engine)

Command prompt utilities enable you to script SQL Server operations. The following table contains a list of command prompt utilities that ship with SQL Server.

Utility

Description

Installed in

bcp Utility

Used to copy data between an instance of Microsoft SQL Server and a data file in a user-specified format.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

dta Utility

Used to analyze a workload and recommend physical design structures to optimize server performance for that workload.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

dtexec Utility

Used to configure and execute an Integration Services package. A user interface version of this command prompt utility is called DTExecUI, which brings up the Execute Package Utility.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ DTS\Binn

dtutil Utility

Used to manage SSIS packages.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ DTS\Binn

Deploy Model Solutions with the Deployment Utility

Used to deploy Analysis Services projects to instances of Analysis Services.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn\VShell\Common7\IDE

osql Utility

Allows you to enter Transact-SQL statements, system procedures, and script files at the command prompt.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

Profiler Utility

Used to start SQL Server Profiler from a command prompt.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

rs Utility (rs.exe) (SSRS)

Used to run scripts designed for managing Reporting Services report servers.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

rsconfig Utility (SSRS)

Used to configure a report server connection.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

rskeymgmt Utility (SSRS)

Used to manage encryption keys on a report server.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

sqlagent90 Application

Used to start SQL Server Agent from a command prompt.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\<instance_name>\MSSQL\Binn

sqlcmd Utility

Allows you to enter Transact-SQL statements, system procedures, and script files at the command prompt.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

SQLdiag Utility

Used to collect diagnostic information for Microsoft Customer Service and Support.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

sqllogship Application

Used by applications to perform backup, copy, and restore operations and associated clean-up tasks for a log shipping configuration without running the backup, copy, and restore jobs.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

SqlLocalDB Utility

An execution mode of SQL Server targeted to program developers.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\Tools\Binn\

sqlmaint Utility

Used to execute database maintenance plans created in previous versions of SQL Server.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn

sqlps Utility

Used to run PowerShell commands and scripts. Loads and registers the SQL Server PowerShell provider and cmdlets.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn

sqlservr Application

Used to start and stop an instance of Database Engine from the command prompt for troubleshooting.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn

Ssms Utility

Used to start SQL Server Management Studio from a command prompt.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ Tools\Binn\VSShell\Common7\IDE

tablediff Utility

Used to compare the data in two tables for non-convergence, which is useful when troubleshooting a replication topology.

<drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\110\ COM

To access SQL Server Configuration Manager Using Windows 8

Because SQL Server Configuration Manager is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console program and not a stand-alone program, SQL Server Configuration Manager not does not appear as an application when running Windows 8. To open SQL Server Configuration Manager, in the Search charm, under Apps, type SQLServerManager11.msc (for SQL Server 2012) or SQLServerManager10.msc for (SQL Server 2008), and then press Enter.

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Commands, parameters, and other syntax that must be typed exactly as shown.

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