How to get sql version

By FoxLearn 6/18/2024 8:38:17 AM   38
To retrieve the SQL Server version, you can use different methods depending on whether you have direct access to the SQL Server instance or if you are querying it remotely.

How do I find SQL Server version?

Open your SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), then connect to the SQL Server instance you want to check.

Once connected, open a new query window, then execute the following SQL query.


This query retrieves the version information directly from the SQL Server instance you are connected to.

For example:

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 (RTM-GDR) (KB5035434) - 15.0.2110.4 (X64)

Mar 12 2024 18:25:56

Copyright (C) 2019 Microsoft Corporation

Enterprise Edition (64-bit) on Windows 10 Enterprise 10.0 <X64> (Build 19045: ) 

You can easily view the sql version in Object Explorer.

how to get sql version

You can also right click on your SQL Server, then select Properties.

sql version

Or you can go to 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL15.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn', then find the sqlservr.exe file and right-click -> Properties

sql version

These methods should help you retrieve the SQL Server version based on your access and requirements.