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Use PowerShell to query multiple SQL server configurations.

This example script uses PowerShell to query a list of SQL-servers for their version, edition and collation.
# This Powershell script is designed to demonstrate how to query
# multiple Microsoft SQL Servers for their version, edition and collation.
# (C)Copyright 2015 - 2024 by Johan van Soest
$Servers = @("nlaalsqldb1","nlaalsp1")
$Query  = "SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('machinename') As 'Machine Name',"
$Query += "SERVERPROPERTY('productversion') As 'Product Version',"
$Query += "SERVERPROPERTY ('productlevel') As 'Product Level', "
$Query += "SERVERPROPERTY ('edition') As 'Edition',"
$Query += "SERVERPROPERTY ('collation') As 'Collation'"
foreach($Server in $Servers){
    Invoke-SqlCmd -query $Query -ServerInstance $Server
Example output:
Machine Name    : NLAALSQLDB1
Product Version : 10.50.4042.0
Product Level   : SP2
Edition         : Standard Edition (64-bit)
Collation       : Latin1_General_BIN

Machine Name    : NLAALSP1
Product Version : 13.0.4001.0
Product Level   : SP1
Edition         : Standard Edition (64-bit)
Collation       : Latin1_General_BIN
More SQL server SERVERPROPERTY property names are listed here.
To find the product name with your Product Version, you can use this site:
The script assumes that the user running the script has access to the listed MS-SQL servers. Otherwise one should provide a user name and password using the Invoke-SqlCmd options -Username and -Password.

Get the PowerShell SQL server Modules

The PowerShell modules are installed by default when installing Microsoft SQL Server. You can manually install the PowerShell Extensions for SQL Server 2012, 2014 or 2016 by installing the following components from the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 Feature Pack:
  • Microsoft® System CLR Types for Microsoft SQL Server® 2016 (SQLSysClrTypes.msi)
  • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 Shared Management Objects (SharedManagementObjects.msi)
  • Microsoft® Windows PowerShell Extensions for Microsoft SQL Server® 2016 (PowerShellTools.msi)
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