I wonder if there is a simple way to discover SP instances in a domain.

Maybe some scanners exist for this purpose. What's you advice? How to find installed SharePoint(doesn't matter what version) in a domain?

  • What is the objective of this? – Robert Lindgren Nov 14 '13 at 14:43
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    I want to collect info about all SP farms of the customers I'm working with. To create a source containing system documentation which can be used by a support team. – mdavydov Nov 14 '13 at 14:51
  • SharePoint itself isn't leaky in that it wont advertise itself but you could try looking for specific SP Services running on services with System Center or similar tools. – Paul Leigh Nov 14 '13 at 16:07

Hello and welcome to StackExchange.

You can scan for sharepoint instances using a free tool from McAfee:


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  • Thank you, Rafał, but it doesn't work. I've run this tool as domain admin. It finds computers in domain, but I get "Unable to connect" message. – mdavydov Nov 14 '13 at 15:13
  • I haven't personally used this tool but I imagine it works somehow as a port scanner, so I guess maybe your machines block it? – Rafał Saltarski Nov 15 '13 at 8:51

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