List installed SQL Server instances with version on local or remote computer [Powershell]

 

 

 

$MachineName = . # Replace . with server name for a remote computer

$reg = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey(LocalMachine, $MachineName)

$regKey= $reg.OpenSubKey("SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Microsoft SQL Server\\Instance Names\\SQL" )

$values = $regkey.GetValueNames()

$values | ForEach-Object {$value = $_ ; $inst = $regKey.GetValue($value); 
			  $path = "SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Microsoft SQL Server\\"+$inst+"\\MSSQLServer\\"+"CurrentVersion";
			  #write-host $path; 
			  $version = $reg.OpenSubKey($path).GetValue("CurrentVersion");
                          write-host "Instance" $value;
			  write-host  "Version" $version}
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