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  • Hi, I have a question regarding Cross edition in one server. 
    My Client wants to consolidate a few SQL servers into one server, but it has different SQL Server versions. It has old SQL Server 2000, 2005 and 2008, 2008R2, 2012. They almost all are unsupported versions but overall it has a request to combine them all to one server. From the sql_server_2012_licensing_datasheet_nov2011.pdf document it is not clear can we combine versions 2000 and 2005 with versions 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012? Do 2012 licensing covers all old versions?

    In the new version SQL_Server_2019_Licensing_guide.pdf document, I can find the sentence "Cross edition rights are currently available for certain SQL Server products only and allow customers to deploy an alternate (usually lower) edition in place of the currently licensed edition." Are this part is applicable for old versions too.  

    Monday, May 18, 2020 7:37 AM

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  • Hello,

    This is a community forum for technical questions & issues.

    For question regarding pricing / licensing please contact a Microsoft sales partner or licensing expert.

    Call (1-800-426-9400), Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST to speak directly to Microsoft licensing specialist.


    Olaf Helper

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    Monday, May 18, 2020 7:48 AM
  • Hi GedasKri,

    Agree with Olaf Helper.

    For detailed information about 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 licensing_worldwide to find contact information in your locations. Or you can go to Volume Licensing Service Center support. Please choose region/language and choose to call or have web. People there will help you more effectively.

    Best Regards.

    yuxi


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    Monday, May 18, 2020 10:04 AM
  • Your licensing question is off topic but I want to point out that, in order to run all on the same physical server, multiple VMs are needed due to different OS requirements of each version.


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


    Monday, May 18, 2020 10:27 AM
  • The 2012 licensing covers only the versions that are supported, not all.

    Again, My response would be that it supports old versions but only the ones that are supported.

    Regards.

    Monday, May 18, 2020 11:02 AM
  • Hi GedasKri,

    Is the reply helpful?

    Best Regards.

    yuxi


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    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:20 AM
  • Hi GedasKri,

    Is the reply helpful?

    Best Regards.

    yuxi


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    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:32 AM