Is required to buy seperate license for MDS when buying SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition


  • Hi,

    Please let me know do we need to buy seperate license for Master Data Services(MDS) service as MDS & DQS comes along SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition.

    We plan to implement MDM solution for our organization. Is buying SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition included MDS?


    Best Regards

    Kashif Chotu

    Friday, June 21, 2013 10:03 PM


  • Hi Kashif,

    Any computer on which you install Master Data Services must be licensed accordingly. For more detailed information regarding to the  license issue, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in your locations.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best Regards, 

    Elvis Long
    TechNet Community Support

    Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:18 AM