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EnumAvailableSqlServers() not returning version information

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
I am unable to consistently get full information from the smo call EnumAvailableSqlServers. If SQL Browser is running, it returns version info only for the local machine, never a remote machine. I've tested this from several different servers. It IS NOT a firewall issue, there is not firewall or any other restrictive apparatus/software between the servers. #load SMO assembly $v = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('Microsoft.SqlServer.SMO') # need version to load version specific SMO , makes code universal # credit to Allen White .. sqlblog.com $p = $v.FullName.Split(',') $p1 = $p[1].Split('=') $p2 = $p1[1].Split('.') if ($p2[0] -ne '9') { [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('Microsoft.SqlServer.SMOExtended') | out-null [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName('Microsoft.SqlServer.SQLWMIManagement') | out-null } ################ [Data.DataTable]$instances = [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SmoApplication]::EnumAvailableSqlServers() $instances

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