Enable 'xp_cmdshell' in SQL server without Surface Area Configuration Tool
Here's the script needed for enabling 'xp_cmdshell' on a SQL Server. This allows you to run commands like MKDIR etc from TSQL.
EXECUTE SP_CONFIGURE 'show advanced options', 1 RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE GO EXECUTE SP_CONFIGURE 'xp_cmdshell', '1' RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE GO EXECUTE SP_CONFIGURE 'show advanced options', 0 RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE GO
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