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List SQL Server Instances using Powershell and Get-ItemProperty

04 February,2012 by Tom Collins

This post explains how to list SQL Server Instances installed on the current server, using the Powershell Get-ItemProperty Cmdlet.

The Get-ItemProperty Cmdlet gets the properties of a specific item.

In this example, the command displays the Name and Data from the registry entries in the SQL registry subkey.Notice the  Powershell drive : HKLM.  It’s mapped to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE .


Get-ItemProperty 'HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\Instance Names\SQL'


See Also

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