Legal Requirements for re-distributing Sql Spatial Native DLLs


  • We are working on a build environment for one of the applications that use Sql Spatial dlls. The production environment doesnt have any SQL CLR types installed. 

    We can however include the native dlls in the build process so we dont have to install SQL CLR types in production environment.

    Is it legal to re-distribute these native SQL dlls without installing SQL CLR.



    Thursday, December 01, 2011 4:55 PM

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  • Hi Tek_Tim,

    I would like to involve someone familiar with to look into this issue. Thanks for your understanding.

    Stephanie Lv

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, December 05, 2011 9:37 AM
  • Hi,

    What specific dlls are you wanting to distribute?


    Cathy Miller

    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:02 PM
  • @Cathy - the dlls required for spatial functionality are Microsoft.SqlServer.Types.dll and SqlServerSpatial.dll. They are included as part of the "Redistributable Feature Pack for SQL Server" -

    The feature pack itself can obviously be redistributed, hence its name :)

    If I understand the OP's question correctly, it's whether it's allowable to redistribute the dlls directly without having to install the rest of the feature pack.

    @Tek_Tim - It doesn't directly answer your question, but you might find it helpful to refer to this post:    - which seems to suggest that you have to include the .msi with your application. It would be good to get a direct answer though ;)

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    Wednesday, December 07, 2011 2:47 PM
  • Hi guys,

    Please ask this question here:


    Cathy Miller

    Wednesday, February 01, 2012 2:40 PM