MSDN SQL Server Binaries vs Volume License Binaries RRS feed

  • Question

  • Will an install using the binaries from an MSDN subscription expire when the subscription expires? 

    I have an SQL Server 2008 R2 iso from the MSDN site that I want to use on a production environment.  I've tried downloading from the volume license site, but the transfer keeps failing.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 5:16 PM


  • The binaries won't expire.  The only version that expires is the evaluation edition.

    Once you obtain the correct binaries, you can do an "in place" SKU change to switch from MSDN to Volume licensing.  All your user data settings stay in place but you will need to re-apply any service packs or patches.



    Geoff N. Hiten Principal Consultant Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 1:45 AM