Monitor your network for changes and detect SQL Server instances
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:
|Platform||Pentium IV (32-bit or 64-bit) or compatible processor (Core Duo recommended)|
|Memory||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|