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  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Just want to check if it's possible to license my SQL server 2016 which will be used for development and testing using VSEntProwMSDN, VSTstProwMSDN and MSDNPltfrms licenses? Need your verification if the SQL server can be build using any of the 3 licenses.

    Thank you for your swift verification.

    Regards,

    Josh


    Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:29 PM

Answers

  • Generally, for licensing questions, you should contact your local Microsoft office. This is a technical forum, and understanding SQL Server licensing requires juridic competence.

    But given the scenario, there should be no problem using a single license of Developer Edition for the purpose, not the least since Developer Edition is free if you sign up for Visual Studio Essentials (which also is free).


    Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, esquel@sommarskog.se


    • Edited by Erland SommarskogMVP Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:43 PM Original submission was premature.
    • Proposed as answer by Teige Gao Monday, July 9, 2018 1:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Josh Bondoc Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:29 AM
    Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:41 PM

All replies

  • Generally, for licensing questions, you should contact your local Microsoft office. This is a technical forum, and understanding SQL Server licensing requires juridic competence.

    But given the scenario, there should be no problem using a single license of Developer Edition for the purpose, not the least since Developer Edition is free if you sign up for Visual Studio Essentials (which also is free).


    Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, esquel@sommarskog.se


    • Edited by Erland SommarskogMVP Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:43 PM Original submission was premature.
    • Proposed as answer by Teige Gao Monday, July 9, 2018 1:27 AM
    • Marked as answer by Josh Bondoc Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:29 AM
    Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:41 PM
  • This forum is for technical questions rather than licensing ones. The correct answer may vary depending on how your MSDN subscription is licensed. To get an authoritative answer for licensing questions, call (1-800-426-9400), Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST to speak directly to Microsoft licensing specialist.

    That being said, SQL Server Developer Edition may be freely used for non-production use and is a free download (https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/sql-server/sql-server-downloads).


    Dan Guzman, Data Platform MVP, http://www.dbdelta.com

    • Proposed as answer by pituachMVP Saturday, July 7, 2018 9:49 PM
    Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:42 PM
    Answerer
  • Thank you for the suggestion Erland. Will take note of this.
    Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:59 PM
  • Thank you for the suggestion Dan. Will try to verify this with Microsoft licensing specialist as you suggested.
    Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:00 PM
  • Good day Josh,

    please remember to close the thread here (mark response(s) as answer), as there is nothing more that we can give here probably on this topic, which was not already told you.


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    Saturday, July 7, 2018 9:51 PM