SQL Server Product Key RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, 

    I've moved into a role to setup SQL Servers for our clients. For a long time, we've been using an ISO file to install located in one of our shared drives, instead of using the SQL DVD that come with the Server when we buy it. The ISO auto populates the product key, and we never changed it. I was under an assumption that it gets the SQL Key from windows somehow. I compared the auto populated key to the Key on the DVD and they are different. Is this violating the licensing terms?

    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:18 PM


  • Hi Arun Theja,

    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 Guide to Worldwide Microsoft Licensing Sites to find contact information in your locations.

    Hope this could help you.

    Best regards,
    Cathy Ji

    MSDN Community Support
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    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:47 AM