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Determine installed SQLServer version without running SQLServer?

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I have a hard-drive from a Win7 system that had SQL Server 2008 Express on it. The OS will no longer boot, but the file system is accessible.  I need to know if the SQLServer version was 2008 or 2008 R2. Is there a way for me to determine this from within the filesystem given that I can't actually run SQLServer?  

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by:Alex Green
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Go into all users, check the start menu in there and see what it says

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

It'll be something like that for your start menu
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 1200 total points
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go to the installation folder, typically:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server
and check which folders are there, and the content, for example:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn

in there, you shall have the sqlservr.exe file, right-click => properties => details tab.
you will see "file and product version" that shall match the version information listed here:
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/321185
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Perfect, thanks!
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