Access WMI Provider for Configuration Management using VBScript

This section describes how to create a VBScript program that lists the version of installed instances of Microsoft SQL Server that are running on a computer.

The code example lists the instances of SQL Server running on the computer and its version.

Listing name and version of installed instances of SQL Server

  1. Open a new document in a text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad. Copy the code that follows this procedure and save the file with a .vbs extension. This example is called test.vbs.

  2. Connect to an instance of the WMI Provider for Computer Management with the VBScript GetObject function. This example connects to a remote computer named mpc, but omit the computer name to connect to the local computer: winmgmts:root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ComputerManagement. For more information about the GetObject function, see the VBScript reference.

  3. Use the InstancesOf method to enumerate a list of the services. The services can also be enumerated by using a simple WQL query and an ExecQuery method instead of the InstancesOf method.

  4. Use the ExecQuery method and a WQL query to retrieve the name and version of the installed instances of SQL Server .

  5. Save the file.

  6. Run the script by typing cscript test.vbs at the command prompt.


set wmi = GetObject("WINMGMTS:\\.\root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ComputerManagement12")  
for each prop in wmi.ExecQuery("select * from SqlServiceAdvancedProperty where SQLServiceType = 1 AND PropertyName = 'VERSION'")  
WScript.Echo prop.ServiceName & " " & prop.PropertyName & ": " & prop.PropertyStrValue