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SQL Server 2017 Express License terms RRS feed

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  • Hi

    In the License terms for SQL Server 2017 Express MicroSoft writes that they collect data about the user interactions with the program. It is a "take it or leave it" clause.

    In the below link they sort of write the same thing in as much as the "Error" data collection can be turned of in free SQL Server versions but the "Usage" data collection can not

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-au/sql/sql-server/usage-and-diagnostic-data-configuration-for-sql-server?view=sql-server-ver15

    However, if you go into the "Error and Usage Report Settings" in the SQL Server tools it is possible to deselect both the Usage and Error data collection options.

    The question is:

    When you deselect the "Usage" data collection in the settings has it then actually been disabled or not?

    Thanks in advance

    Friday, November 29, 2019 10:23 AM

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  • Hi SPeterB,

    >>When you deselect the "Usage" data collection in the settings has it then actually been disabled or not?
    Actually it's not been disabled.

    According to the official documents in the link you provided, the differences between versions have been explained. As follows:          
     "For paid versions, use the "Usage Reports" check boxes to manage sending usage and diagnostic data to Microsoft.           
      For paid or free versions, use the "Error Reports" check boxes to manage sending feedback on serious errors and crash dumps to Microsoft."      

      SQL Server 2017 express can disable the collection of error reports, but for "usage" data collection, only the paid version can disable it.

    Best regards,
    Cris


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