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Get-DbaInstanceInstallDate

Author Mitchell Hamann (@SirCaptainMitch), mitchellhamann.com
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Returns the install date of a SQL Instance and Windows Server.

Description

This command returns: SqlInstallDate WindowsInstallDate (use -IncludeWindows)

Syntax

Get-DbaInstanceInstallDate
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Credential] <PSCredential>]
    [-IncludeWindows]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaInstanceInstallDate -SqlInstance SqlBox1\Instance2

Returns an object with SQL Instance Install date as a string.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaInstanceInstallDate -SqlInstance winserver\sqlexpress, sql2016

Returns an object with SQL Instance Install date as a string for both SQLInstances that are passed to the cmdlet.

Example: 3
PS C:\> 'sqlserver2014a', 'sql2016' | Get-DbaInstanceInstallDate

Returns an object with SQL Instance Install date as a string for both SQLInstances that are passed to the cmdlet via the pipeline.

Example: 4
PS C:\> Get-DbaInstanceInstallDate -SqlInstance sqlserver2014a, sql2016 -IncludeWindows

Returns an object with the Windows Install date and the SQL install date as a string.

Example: 5
PS C:\> Get-DbaRegServer -SqlInstance sql2014 | Get-DbaInstanceInstallDate

Returns an object with SQL Instance install date as a string for every server listed in the Central Management Server on sql2014

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-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
-Credential

Credential object used to connect to the SQL Server as a different Windows user

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-IncludeWindows

Includes the Windows Server Install date information

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