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Get-DbaBuild

Author Simone Bizzotto (@niphold) , Friedrich Weinmann (@FredWeinmann)
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Aliases : Get-DbaBuildReference

Synopsis

Returns SQL Server Build infos on a SQL instance

Description

Returns info about the specific build of a SQL instance, including the SP, the CU and the reference KB, wherever possible. It also includes End Of Support dates as specified on Microsoft Life Cycle Policy

Syntax

Get-DbaBuild
    [[-Build] <Version[]>]
    [[-Kb] <String[]>]
    [[-MajorVersion] <String>]
    [[-ServicePack] <String>]
    [[-CumulativeUpdate] <String>]
    [[-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>]
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [-Update]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaBuild -Build "12.00.4502"

Returns information about a build identified by "12.00.4502" (which is SQL 2014 with SP1 and CU11)

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaBuild -Build "12.00.4502" -Update

Returns information about a build trying to fetch the most up to date index online. When the online version is newer, the local one gets overwritten

Example: 3
PS C:\> Get-DbaBuild -Build "12.0.4502","10.50.4260"

Returns information builds identified by these versions strings

Example: 4
PS C:\> Get-DbaRegServer -SqlInstance sqlserver2014a | Get-DbaBuild

Integrate with other cmdlets to have builds checked for all your registered servers on sqlserver2014a

Optional Parameters

-Build

Instead of connecting to a real instance, pass a string identifying the build to get the info back.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Kb

Get a KB information based on its number. Supported format: KBXXXXXX, or simply XXXXXX.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-MajorVersion

Get a KB information based on SQL Server version. Can be refined further by -ServicePack and -CumulativeUpdate parameters. Examples: SQL2008 | 2008R2 | 2016

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-ServicePack

Get a KB information based on SQL Server Service Pack version. Can be refined further by -CumulativeUpdate parameter. Examples: SP0 | 2 | RTM

Alias SP
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value RTM
-CumulativeUpdate

Get a KB information based on SQL Server Cumulative Update version. Examples: CU0 | CU13 | CU0

Alias CU
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-SqlInstance

Target any number of instances, in order to return their build state.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Update

Adding this switch will look online for the most up to date reference, optionally replacing the local one.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Get-DbaBuild on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Get-DbaBuild.