Querying A Named Instance From Powershell

Steve Jones explains how to query a named instance in Powershell:

I was looking at some sample code the other day and it looked like this.

cd sqlserver:\sql\localhost\default\databases

This allows you to browse the list of databases on your local instance. However, this is for a default instance, which I don’t have on this host. How can I get to a named instance? Usually I connect as .\SQL2016, so where does that fit in PowerShell?

Read on for the answer.

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