Discovery Wizard for SQL Server

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Monitor your network for changes.

Find SQL Server instances that are not detected by native tools.

Software Discovery Wizard for SQL Server


For a simple solution to help you monitor your network for changes and detect all SQL Server instances, choose Discovery Wizard for SQL Server™. This solution even helps you find SQL Server instances that are not detected by native tools.

With Discovery Wizard for SQL Server, you can:
  • Take inventory of your network databases, including data amounts
  • Choose the databases you want to consolidate
  • Review database history, including installation and creation dates
  • Find the SQL Server versions and service packs currently deployed
  • Identify names of servers, instances and operating systems
  • Learn the identity of your end users
Benefit from these key features with Discovery Wizard for SQL Server:

Monitor and detect your network for existing and new instances of SQL Server. Find SQL Server instances that native tools cannot detect.

Learn the names of servers, instances, and operating systems, as well as the versions of SQL Server and service packs deployed.

Consolidate select servers and centralize the management of others. Benefits include improved reliability of critical system, reduced costs and increased employee productivity.

Review the history of your databases, including creation and installation dates.

Detection techniques
Use a multifaceted approach that includes domain and IP range detection technique for improved SQL Server discovery.

Baseline settings
Set a baseline and use it as an indicator of future change when new servers or instances are added, helping you gain a better understanding of your SQL Server environment.

Query packs
Create multiple custom queries to run against discovered instances, then automatically store those results with baselines.

Identify end users and ensure the creation of strong passwords.
  • Before installing Discovery Wizard, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:


    Pentium IV (32-bit or 64-bit) or compatible processor (Core Duo recommended)

    1 GB minimum

    Hard Disk Space
    Minimum 62 MB of disk space for a full installation, which includes up to 31 MB of temporary setup files that are removed automatically at completion of install.

    Operating System
    Microsoft® Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 or later
    Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1
    Microsoft Windows 2003 (64-bit)
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional (64-bit)
    Microsoft Windows Vista®
    Microsoft Windows 2008 Server
    Microsoft Windows 7

    Additional Software
    .NET Framework 2.0
    PowerShell 2

    Language Supported
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