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Discovery Wizard for SQL Server

Detects SQL Server Instances and Monitors Your Network for Changes

Quest Discovery Wizard for SQL Server makes it simple to detect all the SQL Server instances in your organization and monitor your network for changes. It even helps you find SQL Server instances that native tools cannot detect.

With Discovery Wizard, you can:

  • Create an inventory of the databases on your network and the amount of data they contain
  • Select databases for consolidation
  • Review database history, including installation and creation dates
  • Find out which SQL Server versions and service packs are deployed
  • Learn server, instance, and operating system names
  • See who your end users are


  • Discovery — Detect all existing SQL Server instances in your organization and monitor your network for new instances. Reveal SQL Server instances that cannot be detected using native tools.
  • Inventory — Learn server, instance, and operating system names as well as which versions of SQL Server and service packs are deployed.
  • Consolidation — Improve the reliability of critical systems, cut costs by consolidating some servers and centralizing the management of others, and increase employee productivity.
  • History — Review database history, including when it was created and installed.
  • Detection Techniques — Improve SQL Server discovery with a multifaceted approach that includes domain and IP range discovery techniques.
  • Baselines — Gain a better understanding of your SQL Server environment by setting a baseline and using it as an indicator of future change when new servers or instances are added.
  • Query Packs — Define one or more custom queries to run against discovered instances and automatically store results with baselines.
  • Security — See who your end users are and ensure strong password selection.

Sys Reqs

System Requirements

Before installing Discovery Wizard, ensure your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:
PlatformPentium IV (32-bit or 64-bit) or compatible processor (Core Duo recommended)
Memory1 GB minimum
Hard Disk SpaceMinimum 62 MB of disk space for a full installation, which includes up to 31 MB of temporary setup files that are removed automatically at completion of install.
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 or later
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows 2003 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows 2008 Server
Microsoft Windows 7
Additional SoftwareNet Framework 2.0
PowerShell 2

Language Supported:

  • US English