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Failed to scan error message

Jul 10, 2013 at 6:43 AM

on Win7, Sql Server - doing a local test before trying on the network servers.

The scan process doesn't appear to be working on my machine. I have a local copy of Sql Server 2012 (I have sysadmin) and a copy of Sql Express, and I'm getting the following error in the log:
2013-07-10 13:10:54.5635 ? Beginning scan of 2 instance(s)
2013-07-10 13:10:54.6415 ? Gathering information from ASSET-101084.F.Q.N\SQLEXPRESS at [Instance 1 of 2]
2013-07-10 13:10:54.6495 ? Gathering information from ASSET-101084.F.Q.N at [Instance 2 of 2]
2013-07-10 13:11:09.7915 ! Failed to scan ASSET-101084.F.Q.N\SQLEXPRESS -  3 errors
2013-07-10 13:11:09.7975 ! Failed to scan ASSET-101084.F.Q.N -  3 errors
2013-07-10 13:11:10.0615 ? Instance scan complete (Success: 0; Errors: 2)
I am starting the process with the following:
.\Get-SqlServerInventoryToClixml.ps1 -ComputerName ASSET-101084 -IncludeDatabaseObjectInformation -IncludeDatabaseObjectPermissions -LoggingPreference debug -DirectoryPath .\Log
I have Admin access on my machine, and tried both with a normal Powershell session and an administrator Powershell session.

What am I doing wrong?

Jul 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Grab the beta version that's currently available in the downloads section ( There are some issues with scanning SQL Express instances in the current version that are fixed in the beta.

Thanks for trying out SQL Power Doc!

Jul 11, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Hi Kendal

I tried, but came up with the same error:

2013-07-11 17:42:30.4701 ? Gathering information from ASSET-101084.F.Q.D.N\SQLEXPRESS [Instance 1 of 2]
2013-07-11 17:42:30.4761 ? Gathering information from ASSET-101084.F.Q.D.N [Instance 2 of 2]
2013-07-11 17:42:30.6051 ! An unrecoverable error was encountered while attempting to retrieve information from ASSET-101084.F.Q.D.N\SQLEXPRESS
2013-07-11 17:42:30.8701 ! An unrecoverable error was encountered while attempting to retrieve information from ASSET-101084.F.Q.D.N
2013-07-11 17:42:31.1341 ? Instance scan complete (Success: 0; Failure: 2)

any further ideas?

Jul 11, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Are you using the Verbose logging level? That should give a clearer idea of what errors are going on.

You can also try running this code snippet in a PowerShell ISE window (make sure to change the instance name):
Import-Module -Name SqlServerDatabaseEngineInformation
Get-SqlServerDatabaseEngineInformation -InstanceName 'ASSET-101084.F.Q.D.N'
Remove-Module -Name SqlServerDatabaseEngineInformation
And then copy and paste the error here (after sanitizing the names in the output, of course).