Author William Durkin (@sql_williamd)
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS



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


Gets the information about a replication distributor for a given SQL Server instance.


This function locates and enumerates distributor information for a given SQL Server instance.

All replication commands need SQL Server Management Studio installed and are therefore currently not supported. Have a look at this issue to get more information:


    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]




Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaRepDistributor -SqlInstance sql2008, sqlserver2012

Retrieve distributor information for servers sql2008 and sqlserver2012.

Required Parameters


The target SQL Server instance or instances.

Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters


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.

Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

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Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False