How to Find The SQL Express Instance Name Posted on by Webmaster IT Support Forum › Forums › Databases › Microsoft › SQL Server 2012 › General Discussion › How to Find The SQL Express Instance Name Tagged: SQL Express This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Webmaster 2 years, 6 months ago. Author Posts March 1, 2016 at 8:59 am #1756 WebmasterKeymaster Here’s how to find the name of all SQL Express instances installed on a computer. To get a lsit of SQL Express instance names, run this command in an elevated command prompt: SQLCMD -L Alternatively, run this command: osql -L ❗ Note: You must use a capital L for the command line switch! It takes about a minute to run and will return a list of all SQL Express instances installed on the computer. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.