Re: How to locate MSDE installations

From: Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP] (
Date: 05/30/02

From: "Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP]" <>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 17:23:11 -0500

Robert, thanks for suggesting this. I had a great time playing around with
the GIF scanner products over the weekend, and then this week using them for
real. Really great tip!

"Robert Moir" <> wrote in message
> "Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP]" <> wrote in message
> news:#r7xvPmACHA.2428@tkmsftngp02...
> > Does MS provide the function in tools like MSBA (or something else)
> > specifically to locate installations of MSDE network wide or machine by
> > machine?
> >
> > MSDE is often provided in a bundle with a product that doesn't even
> identify
> > that it uses this engine in the background. I trying to see if there's a
> > simple way to find these installations, or if I should resort to making
> > script to hunt for the registry entries or services being installed on a
> > machine. Any thoughts?
> port scan to see if something is listening on port 1433
> Languard network scanner lets you do this, and its a free download from
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