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Discovery Wizard for SQL Server

Monitor your network for changes and detect SQL Server instances

Detect all the SQL Server instances and monitor network changes with ease.

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


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

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

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

History — 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.

Security — 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:

PlatformPentium IV (32-bit or 64-bit) or compatible processor (Core Duo recommended)
Memory1 GB minimum
Hard Disk SpaceMinimum 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 SystemMicrosoft 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 SoftwareNet Framework 2.0
PowerShell 2

Language Supported

  • English