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Find SharePoint SQL Instance details through registry

Title: Find SharePoint SQL Instance details through registry

Description:

Visit following registry path to know about SQL server name, instanc name, language installed, which version\products are installed.

Also, to know whether the server was upgraded or a freshly installed


For SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3


HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0\secure\configdb

For SharePoint 2010


HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0\secure\configdb

Note:  This is very helpful in case SharePoint Central Admin site is down and returning 'cannot connect to config db' and we would want to know the about the SQL server instance.

Keyword: find sql server version, sharepoint sql instance from registry

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