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  • Due to red tape and the like I'm just now getting around to installing Team Foundation Server 2008 so my organization can migrate away from VSS.  I've noticed in the documentation that TFS 2008 comes with an SQL server install or license, but I can't find it anywhere on the TFS DVD.  Is there a download link that I'm missing?  Are the ONLY editions of SQL Server that work with TFS 2008 standard and enterprise?
    Monday, January 31, 2011 9:59 PM

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  • Hi,

    The information about SQL Server is explained in the Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System 2008 Licensing Whitepaper.

    Below are the sections from the whitepaper that explain the license.  It is only SQL Server 2005 Standard edition and must be installed on the same server as TFS 2008.  The license is included but there is no download or link.  You could use your MSDN license to download it.  If you don't have a MSDN license then you might need to contact your Microsoft representative.

    Team Foundation Server uses Microsoft® SQL Server™ as its data repository. A restricted-use version of SQL Server Standard Edition is included with Team Foundation Server, which is installed separately.

     Using SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
    As mentioned earlier, SQL Server provides the sole data repository for Team Foundation Server. A restricted-use license of SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition is provided with Team Foundation Server under the following terms:

    • You may only use the included SQL Server software with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server; you may not use it for any other purpose.
    • You may only install the included SQL Server software on one physical device per Visual Studio Team Foundation Server license.

     Here is the link explaining what editions are supported.  It is standard and enterprise. 

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee175815(v=vs.90).aspx

    With licensing questions you can 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, and you can get more detail information from there. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/

    I hope this helps,

    Mike


    blog - http://www.codesmartnothard.com
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 2:39 AM

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  • Hi,

    The information about SQL Server is explained in the Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System 2008 Licensing Whitepaper.

    Below are the sections from the whitepaper that explain the license.  It is only SQL Server 2005 Standard edition and must be installed on the same server as TFS 2008.  The license is included but there is no download or link.  You could use your MSDN license to download it.  If you don't have a MSDN license then you might need to contact your Microsoft representative.

    Team Foundation Server uses Microsoft® SQL Server™ as its data repository. A restricted-use version of SQL Server Standard Edition is included with Team Foundation Server, which is installed separately.

     Using SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
    As mentioned earlier, SQL Server provides the sole data repository for Team Foundation Server. A restricted-use license of SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition is provided with Team Foundation Server under the following terms:

    • You may only use the included SQL Server software with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server; you may not use it for any other purpose.
    • You may only install the included SQL Server software on one physical device per Visual Studio Team Foundation Server license.

     Here is the link explaining what editions are supported.  It is standard and enterprise. 

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee175815(v=vs.90).aspx

    With licensing questions you can 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, and you can get more detail information from there. Worldwide customers can use the Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in their locations: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/

    I hope this helps,

    Mike


    blog - http://www.codesmartnothard.com
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 2:39 AM
  • Hi zarberg,

     

    Thanks for your post.

     

    For this issue, Mike provided us the detailed information, have you took it?


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