This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
The SQLCurrentVersion property returns the current instance of Microsoft SQL Server.
SQLCurrentVersion retrieves the version of a default instance of SQL Server from the Registry key setting in SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSSQLServer\CurrentVersion. The version is returned in the form 8.00.078 where 8 is the major version number, 00 is the minor version number, and 078 is the build number.
If an application calls SQLCurrentVersion on an instance of SQL Server version 7.0, the constant, SQLDMO_E_SQL80ONLY, and the message "This property or method requires Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or later" are returned.