Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Discover your hidden SQL Servers with SQLPing

I use SQLPing to do discovery of any hidden SQL Servers on the network. It is a great tool that's easy to use and is absolutely free. I usually run this tool to get an idea of version level for each SQL Server. The tool gives information on blank SA password, version level, instance name, name of service accounts. Pretty much anything you'd like to know about a server at hand. I find myself using this tool a lot in order to revise my best practices for SQL Server Installations. It is also good to devise SLAs between IT Department and your distributed business departments. More on this later. I highly recommend this tool to anyone with at least some curiosity for SQL.

until next time...
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