Question: What version of SQL Server do I have?

How do I find the version of SQL Server?

How to tell what version of Microsoft SQL Server you are running?

  1. One simple way to do this is to run SELECT @@version.
  2. Another option is to right click on the SQL Server instance name in SSMS and select Properties.
  3. You can also use the SERVERPROPERTY function to get details about the version of SQL Server.

What version of SQL Server do I have command line?

Using the Windows Command Prompt

Use the following steps from the command prompt to determine what version of SQL you are running. On the workstation that SQL is installed, choose Start > Run, and enter cmd in the Open field, and then press Enter to launch a command prompt window. Type select @@version and press Enter.

What version is SQL Server 10?

Microsoft SQL Server Versions List

Version Release Year
11.0 SQL Server 2012 2012
10.50 SQL Server 2008 R2 2010
10.0 SQL Server 2008 2008
9.0 SQL Server 2005 2005
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How do I find the SQL Server instance name?

Go to Start > Programs > Microsoft SQL Server > Configuration Tools. Locate the running MS SQL Server instance name (circled below in red).

How do I find my server version?

Here’s how to learn more:

  1. Select the Start button > Settings > System > About . Open About settings.
  2. Under Device specifications > System type, see if you’re running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.
  3. Under Windows specifications, check which edition and version of Windows your device is running.

How can I check SQL Server Cores?

No, there is nothing in SQL Server which tracks or monitors the licensing of the SQL Server. SQL Server licensing is 100% “honor system”. There is nothing in SQL Server or on the server itself which will tell you how many CPUs are printed on the piece of paper you received when you purchased your license.

How do I activate SQL Server?


  1. Log in to the operating system as the SWMaster user. …
  2. Choose SQL Server Installation Center (64-bit) from the Start menu.
  3. Click Maintenance in the left pane and then Edition Upgrade in the right. …
  4. Click OK. …
  5. Select Enter the product key:, enter the serial number, and click Next.

How many versions of SQL Server are there?


Version Release Date Release name
12.0 5 June 2014 SQL Server 2014
13.0 1 June 2016 SQL Server 2016
14.0 29 September 2017 SQL Server 2017
15.0 4 November 2019 SQL Server 2019

What is SQL Server RTM version?

RTM means “release to manufacture” and has nothing to do with edition of SQl Server which is primarily enterprise, standard etc. The SQL Server released first time is called RC ( Release Candidate) which is beta version released for testing and should not be used in production.

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How can I tell if SQL Server is default or named instance?

1. On the server where the database is installed, go to Start > Run > and type cmd to open a command line window. Replace <server> with the name of the server. This indicates the SQL server on the default instance accepted the command and is ready for queries.

How do I connect to a local SQL Server?

Use SSMS to Connect to the Local Default Instance

  1. For Server Type it is Database Engine.
  2. For the Server Name, we can simply use a dot (.) which will connect to the local default instance of SQL Server.
  3. For the Authentication you can select Windows or SQL Server. …
  4. Then click Connect.

What is the SQL Server instance?

An SQL Server instance is a complete SQL server and you can install many instances on a machine but you can have only 1 default instance. An SQL Server instance has its own copy of the server files, databases and security credentials.