A colleague asked the following a few days ago:

<MESSAGE>

With the following rows I’m trying to revoke “connect” permissions from database user.

Unfortunately I always get the output from the red line (see script below)

Output:

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I ‘d like to suppress the output but sadly without success. Redirection into nothing with “$null” and “out-null” does not work.

Here is the script:

$Server="OSNOLAI\KILIMANJAROX86"

$srv=New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server($Server)

$Login="MondoYLirondo"

$dbs=$srv.Databases

foreach ($db in $dbs)

{

  foreach ($user in $db.users)

  {

    if ($user.Login -eq $Login)

    {

      $DBPermSet = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabasePermissionSet

      $DBPermSet.Add([Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabasePermission]::Connect)

      $db.Revoke($DBPermSet, $user.Name)

    }

  }

}

</MESSAGE>

Long shot answers like the following where given, but none of them happened to work it out:

 

  • Try this and see if it works [void] $db.Revoke($DBPermSet, $user.Name)

  • Does “$db.Revoke()” support “-EA SilentlyContinue”?

 

A closer look to the script and the documentation of the classes and methods used in it reveals that it happens to be the Add method of the DatabasePermissionSet class the one which appends those results to the output. Making that one (and not anything else in the script) voidable by prefixing it with [void] as in here would prevent the PS engine to collect that output to print it out to the stdout console:

[void] $DBPermSet.Add([Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabasePermission]::Connect)

 

$Server="OSNOLAI\KILIMANJAROX86"

$srv=New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server($Server)

$Login="MondoYLirondo"

$dbs=$srv.Databases

foreach ($db in $dbs)

{

  foreach ($user in $db.users)

  {

    if ($user.Login -eq $Login)

    {

      $DBPermSet = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabasePermissionSet

      $DBPermSet.Add([Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabasePermission]::Connect)

      $db.Revoke($DBPermSet, $user.Name)

    }

  }

}

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Making the statement voidable discards the object returned by the method (i.e. it doesn’t call the getter of all its public properties.) To do so, you can prefix the statement with [void] as follows:

$Server="OSNOLAI\KILIMANJAROX86"

$srv=New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server($Server)

$Login="MondoYLirondo"

$dbs=$srv.Databases

foreach ($db in $dbs)

{

  foreach ($user in $db.users)

  {

    if ($user.Login -eq $Login)

    {

      $DBPermSet = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabasePermissionSet

[void] $DBPermSet.Add([Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DatabasePermission]::Connect)

      $db.Revoke($DBPermSet, $user.Name)

    }

  }

}