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Quick one today:

Not often, but once in a while, we need to check what Sql Components are installed on a given virtual machine; so we could replicate (install the same components) on any dependent database virtual machines. Very rarely do we get opportunities to appreciate the multiple features made available through the Sql Installer. Microsoft provides awesome tools to achieve this fashionably.

Follow these steps:

Step 1:

To open the Sql Installer, go to

  • Start
  • Microsoft Sql Server
  • Configuration Tools
  • Sql Server Installation Center
Sql Server Installation Center

Sql Server Installation Center

 

Step 2:

Under Sql Server Installation Center, open Tools. Go to Installed Sql Server Features Discovery Report.

 

Sql Install Discovery Report

Sql Install Discovery Report

 

Step 3:

When you click on it, Sql Server Installation Center will generate the report.

Running Discovery Report

Running Discovery Report

Once the report completes, it shows the output in, an easy to use, HTML format in a browser. Sample report is attached below:

Installed Components (Discovery Report)

Installed Components (Discovery Report)

Note: The same report is saved as SqlDiscoveryReport.htm under Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\…\Setup Bootstrap\Log\…

 

Hope this helps,
_Sqltimes
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