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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
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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
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