Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

SQL Server Licence

Posted on 2013-01-10
1
445 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-30
Hi Team ,

Can any one tell me how to retrieve License key of SQL server.

The tools i have are showing all other software's but not SQL server License.

Thanks in Advance
Pradeep
0
Comment
Question by:Babcy
1 Comment
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Brad Howe earned 500 total points
ID: 38766714
Hi There,

Here is a simple powershell V2 script that you can use from the server to get your product Key for an installed version of SQL 2005/2008/2008R2/2012. If there server is 2003, you will need to install powershell v2.

Windows Management Framework (Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968929


http://mspowershell.blogspot.com/search?q=sql+server+key

Usage:
1. Open notepad
2. Save script to GetSQLkey.ps1
3. Open Powershell V2
4. Set-executionPolicy remotesigned (If not already set) or you'll get an error.
5. import-module -Name <drive>:\GetSQLkey.ps1
6. Get-SQLServerKey

*you may need to modify the registry locationkey value for 2005 as it may be incorrect. My 2005 version DigitalProductID Key was DigitalProductID77654 and not DigitalProductId77591.

I just used this on 3 of my instances (2005, 2008, 2008 R2) without issue and confirmed the keys are correct since i have them.

Cheers,
Hades666
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Everyone has problem when going to load data into Data warehouse (EDW). They all need to confirm that data quality is good but they don't no how to proceed. Microsoft has provided new task within SSIS 2008 called "Data Profiler Task". It solve th…
I have a large data set and a SSIS package. How can I load this file in multi threading?
Via a live example, show how to extract insert data into a SQL Server database table using the Import/Export option and Bulk Insert.
This videos aims to give the viewer a basic demonstration of how a user can query current session information by using the SYS_CONTEXT function

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question