sys.dm_server_registry (Transact-SQL)

 

Updated: June 10, 2016

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns configuration and installation information that is stored in the Windows registry for the current instance of SQL Server. Returns one row per registry key. Use this dynamic management view to return information such as the SQL Server services that are available on the host machine or network configuration values for the instance of SQL Server.

Column nameData typeDescription
registry_keynvarchar(256)Registry key name. Is nullable.
value_namenvarchar(256)Key value name. This is the item shown in the Name column of the Registry Editor. Is nullable.
value_datasql_variantValue of the key data. This is the value shown in the Data column of the Registry Editor for a given entry. Is nullable.

Permissions

Requires VIEW SERVER STATE permission on the server.

A. Display the SQL Server services

The following example returns registry key values for the SQL Server and SQL Server Agent services for the current instance of SQL Server.

SELECT registry_key, value_name, value_data  
FROM sys.dm_server_registry  
WHERE registry_key LIKE N'%ControlSet%';  

B. Display the SQL Server Agent registry key values

The following example returns the SQL Server Agent registry key values for the current instance of SQL Server.

SELECT registry_key, value_name, value_data  
FROM sys.dm_server_registry  
WHERE registry_key LIKE N'%SQLAgent%';  

C. Display the current version of the instance of SQL Server

The following example returns the version of the current instance of SQL Server.

SELECT registry_key, value_name, value_data  
FROM sys.dm_server_registry  
WHERE registry_key = N'CurrentVersion';  

D. Display the parameters passed to the instance of SQL Server during startup

The following example returns the parameters that are passed to the instance of SQL Server during startup.

SELECT registry_key, value_name, value_data  
FROM sys.dm_server_registry  
WHERE registry_key LIKE N'%Parameters';  

E. Return network configuration information for the instance of SQL Server

The following example returns network configuration values for the current instance of SQL Server.

SELECT registry_key, value_name, value_data  
FROM sys.dm_server_registry  
WHERE registry_key LIKE N'%SuperSocketNetLib%';  

sys.dm_server_services (Transact-SQL)

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