Finally a custom SharePoint 2010 PerformancePoint Database Name switch!

I was keen from Day 1 to install SharePoint 2010 WITHOUT the GUIDs in the database names for the farm and service applications! That was possible through PowerShell but with the exception of ONE Service Application database – PerformancePoint!

Good news is that since SharePoint 2010 SP1 we now have a ‘DatabaseName’ switch parameter when creating a new PerformancePoint Service Application through PowerShell!

Open PowerShell:

Type in: get-help New-SPPerformancePointServiceApplication -full
    –DatabaseName [<string>]
        Specifies the name of the PerformancePoint Service database used for the service application.
        Required?                    false
        Position?                    Named
        Default value
        Accept pipeline input?       False
        Accept wildcard characters?  false

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