SSMS Boost is an add-on for SQL Server Management Studio. I used it for quite some time but I got tired of using it as freeware. The reason SSMSBoost as freeware didn't work for me was because they require that you continually re-download the new version and re-register every 120 days, otherwise it renders your existing version useless. That process gets tedious, at least I think it does. I want my tools to serve me, not the other way around.
This is a bit of a scary task. Someone tells you about 87 databases that all need to be restored from the most recent FULL backups. You can either spend the rest of your day pointing and clicking, or you can use some PowerShell power to crank out the script and get on with your day. Here is the PowerShell way.
I don't like to fire-off the actual backups from PowerShell, rather I just use it to script out the restore script. So, this PowerShell script will output the T-SQL restore script:
One common question I hear whenever something begins to go wrong is, "Has anything been changed recently?" Finding recent changes can be a good place to search, depending on the issue, so here is a script to do just that.