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  • Hi all!

    This question related for license terms of MS SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition.

    Our company will plan to use MS SQL Server 2019 Developer Edition for test environment. I have red License guide for MS SQL Server 2019, but some points actually are not clear.

    So, our cases below:

    1. We will plan to restore backup from PROD env with data to TEST env for testing issues and diagnostic issues;

    2. At TEST env we probably will communicate with external systems for data exchange for test issues. Such external systems could be located at PROD env.

    Is there violation of license terms related to MS SQL Dev Edition? Could please anyone clarify?


    • Edited by pe4albka Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:05 PM
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:02 PM

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  • Actually questions about license you would better of asking that question in your local MS office

    BTW, You cannot use Developer Edition in Prod Environment 


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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:06 PM
  • This forum is for technical questions so questions about licensing are off topic. Even if someone suggests an answer, there are many considerations such that you might get incorrect advice for your specific situation.

    For the authoritative answer to licensing questions in the US, call (1-800-426-9400), Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST to speak directly to Microsoft licensing specialist. For other counties, see

    Dan Guzman, Data Platform MVP,

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:12 PM
  • Hi friend,

    For License issue, I suggest that you can consult professionals in this area. 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.

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    Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:22 AM