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Valid use of MSDN license RRS feed

  • Question

  • My office IT department is having a discussion on the use of MSDN license and we are having issues with the "One user may install and use copies of the software to design, develop, test and demonstrate your programs".

    Where we have an issue is what is considered production and what is considered development.

    Scenario:  We have 4 programmers that have a MSDN license of Visual Studio and SQL Server running on their desktop machines.  We have 2 servers, one production and one development.  The development server is running MSDN license and is used to test their applications before being sent to the production server.  Each programmer has a MSDN license.  

    Are the 4 programmers licensed correctly?

    Monday, October 21, 2013 1:39 PM

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  • It sounds like you probably are NGuidry.  What part is raising doubts for you?  Are you worried about the production server?

    Thanks,
    Mike


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    Monday, October 21, 2013 4:29 PM
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  • Yes.  Can a MSDN version of Visual Studio be connected to the Production SQL server?  The applications that are written are sent to the Development server for testing.  Once it passes testing it is sent to the Production server.
    Monday, October 21, 2013 5:24 PM
  • Interesting.  I'll double check on this.

    Is the production server running a production license of SQL Server and Windows?  One major concern would be if the production server is fully licensed and not licensed through MSDN.

    Thanks,
    Mike


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    Monday, October 21, 2013 9:20 PM
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  • Yes, the production SQL is a retail license on an OEM Server license.

    Our concern is that the MSDN license of Visual Studio uploads to both the Development SQL and the Production SQL servers.

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:24 PM
  • Our concern is that the MSDN license of Visual Studio uploads to both the Development SQL and the Production SQL servers.

    why?

    if your 4 developers are licensed for VS, they can connect to any MSDN entitlement server, and, if they have a CAL entitlement for the production server, then that should be completely covered.

    depending on how you have licensed the production environment, and the products within the production environment (e.g. server+CAL, or whatever)

    MSDN entitlements don't provide for licensed connections to production servers, but you have to license for production servers anyway, right?


    Don
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    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:08 PM