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MicrosoftSQL Server 2014Licensing GuidePublish Date: April 1, 2014

Contents1Overview1SQL Server 2014 Editions3How SQL Server 2014 Licenses Are Sold4SQL Server 2014 Licensing Models4Core-Based Licensing7Server CAL Licensing8Licensing SQL Server 2014 Components9Licensing SQL Server 2014 in a VirtualizedEnvironment9Licensing Individual Virtual Machines11Licensing for Maximum Virtualization12Licensing SQL Server 2012 Parallel DataWarehouse14Advanced Licensing Scenarios andDetailed Examples14Licensing SQL Server for High Availability16Licensing SQL Server for Non-productionUse18Licensing SQL Server in a MultiplexedApplication EnvironmentMicrosoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide

20 Licensing SQL Server for ApplicationMobility21Additional Product Information21Upgrades, Downgrades and Step-Ups22 SQL Server 2014 Migration Options forSoftware Assurance Customers27 Software Assurance Benefits28 Additional Product Licensing Resources 2014 Microsoft Corporation. All rightsreserved.This document is for informational purposesonly. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES,EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY.Microsoft provides this material solely forinformational and marketing purposes.Customers should refer to their agreementsfor a full understanding of their rights andobligations under Microsoft’s VolumeLicensing programs. Microsoft software islicensed not sold. The value and benefitgained through use of Microsoft softwareand services may vary by customer.Customers with questions about differencesbetween this material and the agreementsshould contact their reseller or Microsoftaccount manager. Microsoft does not setfinal prices or payment terms for licensesacquired through resellers. Final prices andpayment terms are determined byagreement between the customer and itsreseller. Eligibility for Software Assurancebenefits varies by offering and region and issubject to change. The Terms andConditions of your Volume LicenseAgreement and the Terms and Conditionsunder which any specific Software Assurancebenefits are offered will take precedence inthe case of any conflict with the informationprovided here. For eligibility criteria andcurrent benefit program rules, see theMicrosoft Product List.Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide

OverviewSQL Server2014 EditionsThis Licensing Guide is for people who want to gain a basicunderstanding of how Microsoft SQL Server 2014 database softwareis licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. This guidedoes not supersede or replace any of the legal documentation coveringSQL Server 2014 use rights. Specific product license terms are defined inthe product Software License Terms—or in the case of Microsoft VolumeLicensing—in the Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement under whichthe software was acquired and/or the Microsoft Volume LicensingProduct Use Rights (PUR). This licensing guide is not a legal use rightsdocument. Program specifications and business rules are subject tochange.SQL Server 2014 is offered in three main editions to accommodate theunique feature, performance and price requirements of organizationsand individuals: Enterprise Edition is ideal for mission critical applications and largescale data warehousing.Business Intelligence Edition provides premium corporate and selfservice business intelligence (BI).Standard Edition delivers basic database, reporting and analyticscapabilities.The editions are offered in a straightforward, tiered model that createsgreater consistency across the product editions, features and licensing.Enterprise Edition includes all the capabilities available in SQL Server2014. Business Intelligence Edition includes Standard Editioncapabilities, plus all BI capabilities included in Enterprise Edition.SQL Server 2014 CapabilitiesSQL Server 2014 EditionsStandardBusiness IntelligenceEnterpriseCore-Based or Server CALServer CALCore-BasedWindows Server Core Edition Support Basic OLTP Basic Reporting & Analytics Programmability & Developer Tools(T-SQL, CLR, Data Types, FileTable) Manageability(Management Studio, Policy-Based Management) Enterprise Data Management(Data Quality Services, Master Data Services) Self-service Business Intelligence(Power View, PowerPivot) Corporate Business Intelligence(Semantic Model, Advanced Analytics) Licensing OptionsMicrosoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide1

SQL Server 2014 CapabilitiesSQL Server 2014 EditionsStandardBusiness IntelligenceEnterpriseAdvanced Security(Advanced Auditing, Transparent Data Encryption) In-memory ColumnStore In-memory OLTP AlwaysOn High rdStandardPremiumThis table shows a comparison of key capabilities across the main SQL Server 2014 editions*Basic includes 2-node Failover ClusteringOther specialty editions of SQL Server 2014 include Developer editions licensed for non-production use, thefreely downloadable and distributable Express edition, and the next generation SQL Server 2012 Parallel DataWarehouse, which is available as a component of the new Analytics Platform System integrated applianceoffering. For general information on each of the SQL Server 2014 editions, visit: s/sql-server-editions/For more information on the new Analytics Platform System and SQL Server 2012 Parallel DataWarehouse, visit: ts/sql-server-parallel-datawarehouse/For detailed product specifications and a full feature-by-feature comparison of the SQL Server 2014editions, visit: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143287(v sql.120).aspxSQL Server 2014EditionAnalysis Services (AS) andReporting Services (RS) Capacity LimitsDatabase Engine (DBE) Capacity LimitsMax ComputeCapacityMax MemoryUtilization - DBEMax DB SizeMax ComputeCapacityMax MemoryUtilization - ASMax MemoryUtilization – RSOS MaxOS Max524 PBOS MaxOS MaxOS Max20 core LimitOS Max524 PB20 core LimitOS MaxOS MaxBusiness IntelligenceLesser of 4 socketsor 16 cores128 GB524 PBOS MaxOS MaxOS MaxStandardLesser of 4 socketsor 16 cores128 GB524 PBLesser of 4 socketsor 16 cores64 GB64 GBWebLesser of 4 socketsor 16 cores64 GB524 PBLesser of 4 socketsor 16 coresN/A64 GBExpressLesser of 1 socketor 4 cores1 GB10 GBLesser of 1 socketor 4 coresN/A4 GB (AdvancedServices Ed.)Enterprise per CoreEnterpriseServer CALThis table shows a comparison of the key capacity limits across the SQL Server 2014 editions For more information on the compute capacity limits for each edition of SQL Server 2014, 3760(v sql.120).aspxMicrosoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide2

How SQLServer 2014Licenses AreSold SQL Server 2014 software licenses are sold through channels designedto meet the unique needs of customers. These sales channels includeonline retailers offering full packaged product (FPP) licenses of SQLServer software, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) offering preinstalled licenses with their hardware systems, as well as LicensingSolutions Partners (LSPs) and Enterprise Software Advisors (ESAs)offering SQL Server software through Microsoft Volume Licensingprograms for end-customer organizations.For customers with as few as five users, Microsoft offers licensingprograms to help reduce administrative overhead and softwaremanagement costs, while enabling product licensing on an ongoingbasis at a considerable discount. The various licensing options enablecustomers to choose the program that works best for their managementand operational needs.Comprehensive programs that offer Software Assurance as a fixed benefit include the Open Value, OpenValue Subscription, Enterprise Agreement (EA), Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS) and the Serverand Cloud Enrollment (SCE).Transactional programs include Open and Select Plus.Server and Cloud EnrollmentThe Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) is an enrollment under the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement that enableshighly committed customers to standardize broadly on one or more key server and cloud technologies fromMicrosoft. In exchange for making an installed base-wide commitment to one or more components of theServer and Cloud Enrollment, customers receive the best pricing and terms, plus other benefits, includingcloud-optimized licensing options and simplified license management.Microsoft also offers programs that can meet the specific needs of organizations that partner with Microsoft toprovide additional software and services, such as the Microsoft Independent Software Vendor (ISV) RoyaltyLicensing Program and the Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA).SQL Server 2014 EditionsRetail (FPP)Volume Licensing ProgramsThird PartyOPENSELECT EA/EAS/SCEISVRSPLAEnterprise Edition Business Intelligence Edition Parallel Data Warehouse Edition Parallel Data Warehouse for Developers Standard EditionDeveloper Edition Web EditionExpress Edition Free downloadThis table shows the primary channel availability for SQL Server 2014 software licenses. Every editionmay not be available in all channels or licensing programs in all regions.Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide3

For more information about Microsoft Volume Licensing Programs, download the Volume LicensingReference Guide at: 3c1-a783-4d48-a7adf404abdb1e7d/Microsoft Volume Licensing Reference Guide.pdfFor details on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Enrollment, -options/enterprise.aspxSQL Server2014 LicensingModelsWith SQL Server 2014, Microsoft offers a variety of licensing optionsaligned with how customers typically purchase specific workloads. TheServer CAL licensing model provides the option to license users and/ordevices and then have low-cost access to incremental SQL Serverdeployments. For customers who cannot count users or requirepremium database capabilities, Microsoft licenses SQL Server in a corebased licensing model. Core-based licensing gives customers a moreprecise measure of computing power and a more consistent licensingmetric, regardless of whether solutions are deployed on physical onpremises servers, or in virtual or cloud environments.For details on licensing options for existing SQL Server Enterprise Editioncustomers licensed under the Server CAL model, refer to the AdditionalProduct Information section of this guide.SQL Server 2014 EditionsDescriptionLicensing OptionsServer CALEnterpriseFor mission critical applications and large scaledata warehousingBusiness IntelligencePremium corporate and self-service BI StandardBasic database, reporting and analyticscapabilities Parallel Data WarehouseAvailable as a component of the new AnalyticsPlatform System integrated applianceCore-basedRequirements SQL Server CALs required SQL Server CALs requiredwhen licensing Server CAL This table compares the licensing options for each of the main SQL Server 2014 editionsCore-BasedLicensingUnder the Per Core licensing model, each server running SQL Server2014 software or any of its components (such as Reporting Services orIntegration Services) must be assigned an appropriate number of SQLServer 2014 core licenses. The number of core licenses needed dependson whether customers are licensing the physical server or individualvirtual operating system environments (OSEs).Unlike the Server CAL licensing model, the Per Core model allowsaccess for an unlimited number of users or devices to connect fromeither inside or outside an organization’s firewall. With the Per Coremodel, customers do not need to purchase additional client accesslicenses (CALs) to access the SQL Server software.Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide4

This figure depicts a physical server with two physical processors, each containing six physical coresPhysical ServerA server is a physical hardware system capable of running server software. A hardware partition or blade isconsidered to be a separate physical hardware system.Physical ProcessorA processor is generally a physical chip that resides in a physical socket of the hardware partition and containsone or more cores.Physical CoreEach physical processor contains smaller processing units called physical cores. Some processors have twocores, some four, some six or eight, and so on. The figure above shows an example of two physical processorswith six cores each.Hardware ThreadA hardware thread is either a physical core or a hyper-thread in a physical processor.Physical OperatingSystem EnvironmentA physical operating system environment (OSE) is configured to run directly on a physical hardware system andis all or part of an operating system instance.For detailed definitions of these and other key licensing terms, please refer to the Microsoft Volume Licensing PURHow to License SQL Server 2014 Using the Per Core Licensing ModelWhen running SQL Server in a physical OSE, all physical cores on the server must be licensed. Softwarepartitioning does not reduce the number of core licenses required, except when licensing individual virtualmachines (VMs). The minimum number of licenses required for each processor on the server still applies.To determine and acquire the correct number of core licenses needed, customers must:1.Count the total number of physical cores in the server.2.Multiply the number of cores by the appropriate core factor to determine the total number of licensesrequired for the server. Note: The core factor used depends on the processor type deployed, and aminimum of four core licenses is required for each physical processor on a physical server.3.Purchase the appropriate number of core licenses required for the server. Core licenses are sold in packsof two, so customers must divide the number of licenses required by two to determine the actualnumber of line items (licensing SKUs) to order.Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide5

SQL Server Core Factor Table*Processor TypeCore FactorAll processors not mentioned below1AMD Processors 31XX, 32XX, 33XX, 41XX, 42XX, 43XX, 61XX, 62XX, 63XX Series Processors with 6 or more cores0.75Single-Core Processors4Dual-Core Processors2* This is an example of how to calculate core license requirements and the core factor table. The core factor table is subject to change. You can find the corefactor table at any time, updated at the link below. For more details on the Per Core licensing model, including key terms and licensing definitions, downloadthe Introduction to Per Core Licensing Volume Licensing Brief: briefs/licensing-by-cores.aspxFor more information on the SQL Server 2014 Core Factor Table, including how to determine and use theappropriate core factor when licensing SQL Server 2014 under the Per Core model, visit:http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID 229882The Per Core licensing model is appropriate when: Deploying the SQL Server 2014 Enterprise, SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse or SQL Server 2014Web editions.Deploying Internet or extranet workloads, systems that integrate with external-facing workloads (even ifexternal data goes through one or more other systems), or when the number of users/devices cannot becounted easily. Implementing centralized deployments that span a large number of direct and/or indirect users/devices. The total licensing costs are lower than those incurred using the Server CAL licensing model.Note: The use of hyper-threading technology does not affect the number of core licenses required whenrunning SQL Server software in a physical OSE.For details on how to license virtual OSEs using the Per Core model, refer to the Licensing SQL Server 2014 forVirtual Environments section of this guide.Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide6

Server CALLicensingWhen licensing SQL Server software under the Server CAL model,customers purchase a server license for each server, and a client accesslicense (CAL) for each device (Device CAL) and/or user (User CAL)accessing SQL Server or any of its components. A CAL is not software; itis a license granting users and devices access to the SQL Serversoftware.This figure illustrates the licenses used in the Server CAL licensing modelHow to License SQL Server 2014 Using the Server CAL Licensing ModelUnder the Server CAL licensing model, each operating system environment (OSE) running SQL Server 2014software or any of its components must have a SQL Server 2014 server license assigned to the physical serverhosting the OSE. Each server license allows customers to run any number of SQL Server instances in a singleOSE, either physical or virtual.Note: Running SQL Server software on different hardware partitions or blades requires separate softwarelicenses. Hardware partitions and blades are considered to be separate servers for licensing purposes and SQLServer software licenses cannot be assigned to more than one server at any time.To access a licensed SQL Server, each user or device must have a SQL Server CAL that is the same version ornewer than the SQL Server software version being accessed. For example, to access a server running SQL Server2014 software, a user needs a SQL Server 2014 CAL.Note: Devices not operated by humans require device CALs, even when connecting to SQL Server indirectly. Forhuman operated devices such as PCs or hand-held terminals, a user CAL or device CAL can be used.While being version-specific, each SQL Server 2014 CAL provides access to any number of current and/or priorversion licensed SQL Server instances in a customer’s organization, regardless of the platform (32-bit, 64-bit orIA64) or product edition, including legacy SQL Server Workgroup and SQL Server for Small Business editionservers.Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide7

Note: The use of hardware or software that reduces the number of devices or users that directly access or usethe software (multiplexing/pooling) does not reduce the number of CALs required. For details on how tolicense SQL Server in a multiplexed application environment—including considerations when accessingBusiness Intelligence Edition—refer to the Advanced Licensing Scenarios section of this guide.The Server CAL licensing model is appropriate when:Deploying SQL Server Business Intelligence Edition. Deploying SQL Server Standard Edition in scenarios where customers can easily count users/devices andthe total licensing costs are lower than using the Per Core licensing model.Accessing multiple SQL Server databases and/or planning to scale out the use of SQL Server by addingnew servers over time. Once customers have purchased the necessary CALs, additional server licenses areonly needed for new server system deployments.Accessing legacy Enterprise Edition servers in the Server CAL licensing model. For more detailedinformation on this topic, refer to the Additional Product Information section of this guide.Licensing SQLServer 2014ComponentsSQL Server software includes a range of licensed server components,including the SQL Server Database Engine (DB), Master Data Services(MDS), Analysis Services (AS), Integration Services (IS), ReportingServices (RS), and Data Quality Services (DQS). In addition, a number ofmanagement components, such as client applications and tools used forcreating or working with analytical data, are provided. For more details on the software components specifically includedwith SQL Server 2014, visit: http://msdn.microsoft.com/enus/library/ms144275(v sql.120).aspxThe software components of a single SQL Server 2014 license cannot be separated for use in more than oneOSE. If these components are running on a server other than the main database server, then an additionallicense is required for each additional OSE in which they are installed. For example, if the SQL Server DB isdeployed in one OSE and SQL Server RS is deployed in another, both OSEs must be fully licensed for SQLServer 2014 accordingly.Management tools and other software identified as additional or supplemental software—such as productdocumentation, client connectivity tools, software add-ins, and Software Development Kits (SDKs)—cangenerally be distributed and run on any number of devices for use with a licensed instance of SQL Serversoftware. Refer to the Volume Licensing PUR for a list of additional software components provided with SQLServer 2014.Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide8

Licensing SQLServer 2014 ina VirtualizedEnvironmentMicrosoft SQL Server is increasingly being deployed in virtualizedenvironments, which enable running instances of SQL Serverconcurrently in separate virtual OSEs (or virtual machines).SQL Server 2014 offers expanded virtualization rights, options andbenefits to provide greater flexibility for customers deploying in virtualenvironments. When deploying SQL Server 2014 software in virtualizedenvironments, customers have the choice to license either individualvirtual machines as needed, or to license for maximum virtualization inhighly virtualized, private cloud, or dynamic environments. Maximumvirtualization can be achieved by licensing the entire physical server withEnterprise Edition core licenses and covering those licenses withSoftware Assurance (SA).This figure depicts two virtual machines, each containing two virtual coresLicensingIndividual VirtualMachinesAs customers consolidate existing workloads and refresh hardware, theymay find that a SQL Server instance uses only a fraction of availablesystem computing power. When deploying databases in virtualenvironments that require just a fraction of a physical server, savings canbe achieved by licensing individual virtual machines (VMs).How to License Individual Virtual Machines Using the Per CoreLicensing ModelSimilar to the Per Core licensing model in physical OSEs, all virtual cores(v-cores) supporting virtual OSEs that are running instances of SQLServer 2014 software must be licensed accordingly.To license individual VMs using the Per Core model, customers must purchase a core license for each v-core (orvirtual processor, virtual CPU, virtual thread) allocated to the VM, subject to a four core license minimum perVM. For licensing purposes, a v-core maps to a hardware thread. When licensing individual VMs, corefactors do not apply.Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide9

Note: Licensing individual VMs is the only licensing option available for SQL Server 2014 Standard Editioncustomers who are running the software in a virtualized environment under the Per Core model.For customers with highly virtualized environments who want to move VMs dynamically across servers toreallocate resources as needed, Microsoft permits License Mobility as an exclusive SA benefit available for allSQL Server editions. For more information on licensing for application mobility, refer to the Advanced LicensingScenarios section of this guide.1License the virtual cores in each virtual machine2There is a minimum of four core licenses required for each virtual machineThis figure illustrates the licensing requirements for three different virtual machines under the Per Core licensing modelAdditional licenses are required when: A single hardware thread is supporting multiple virtual cores. (A core license is required for each v-core.)Multiple hardware threads are supporting a single virtual core simultaneously. (A core license allows asingle v-core to be supported by a single hardware thread.)How to License Individual Virtual Machines Using the Server CAL Licensing ModelTo license individual VMs using the Server CAL model (available for SQL Server 2014 Standard and BusinessIntelligence editions only) customers simply purchase one server license for each VM running SQL Serversoftware, regardless of the number of virtual processors allocated to the VM.For example, a customer who wants to deploy Business Intelligence Edition running in six VMs, each allocatedwith four v-cores, would need to assign six SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence server licenses to that server.Note: Each user or device accessing SQL Server 2014 software, regardless of a virtual or physical deployment,requires a SQL Server 2014 CAL.For details on how to license individual VMs with legacy SQL Server Enterprise Edition server licenses, pleaserefer to the Additional Product Information section of this guide.Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide10

1License each virtual machine with a server license2License each user or device with a CALThis figure shows an example of licensing virtual machines under the Server CAL licensing modelLicensing forMaximumVirtualization With SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition, customers who have licensedall physical cores on the server can run an unlimited number ofinstances of the software in a number of OSEs (physical and/or virtual)equal to the number of core licenses assigned to the server. Forexample, a four processor server with four cores per processor—fullylicensed with sixteen core licenses—can run SQL Server software in upto sixteen VMs, regardless of the number of virtual cores allocated toeach VM.Customers who have licensed all the physical cores on the server and want to run SQL Server 2014software in more VMs than are permitted, can assign additional core licenses to the licensed server.Each additional core license allows deployment of SQL Server software in an additional VM, so in theprevious example, a customer who wants to run SQL Server Enterprise Edition in eighteen VMs wouldsimply acquire and assign eighteen core licenses to that server.With the addition of Software Assurance (SA) coverage on all Enterprise Edition core licenses (for a fullylicensed server), customers’ use rights are expanded to allow any number of instances of the software to run inany number of OSEs (physical or virtual). This valuable SA benefit enables customers to deploy an unlimitednumber of VMs to handle dynamic workloads and fully utilize hardware computing capacity.Note: This benefit ends when SA coverage expires.Licensing for maximum virtualization can be an ideal solution when: Deploying SQL Server private cloud scenarios with high VM density. Hyper-threading is being used. Using dynamic provisioning and de-provisioning of VM resources.Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide11

1Fully license the server with SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition core licenses and Software Assurance2Deploy an unlimited number of virtual machinesShown is an example of licensing for unlimited VMs withEnterprise Edition core licenses and SA (assuming a core factor of 1) For additional details on licensing SQL Server in virtualized environments, download the SQL ServerVirtualization Licensing Guide at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID 396790.Licensing SQLServer 2012Parallel DataWarehouseSQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) is a specialized editionof SQL Server software which is only available as a component of theAnalytics Platform System (APS) appliance. APS appliances provide datawarehouse solutions that are offered through preferred hardwarepartners.Simple to deploy, SQL Server 2012 PDW is delivered as a component ofa pre-built APS appliance with software, hardware, and networkingcomponents already pre-installed and configured to maximize datawarehouse performance. Designed to grow with a customer’s datawarehousing needs, APS appliances can scale from a quarter rackconfiguration to a multiple rack solution supporting petabytes of data.Licensed exclusively under the Per Core licensing model, the number of SQL Server 2012 PDW core licensesrequired for an APS appliance will depend on the total number of physical SQL Server 2012 PDW computeservers configured in the appliance.Note: an APS appliance is defined to be a single unit made up of two or more active compute servers (alsocalled compute nodes) that are controlled by a single PDW control VM (virtual OSE).When licensing an APS appliance, all physical cores on all active SQL Server 2012 PDW compute servers mustbe fully licensed for SQL Server 2012 PDW software. For example, a quarter rack appliance configured with twoactive SQL Server 2012 PDW compute servers—each with two 8-core processors—would require a total of 32SQL Server 2012 PDW core licenses (assuming a processor core factor of “1”).Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide12

As with other SQL Server software editions licensed under the Per Core model, SQL Server 2012 PDW corelicenses are sold in packs of two. For more information on how to determine the number of license SKUs toorder, including how to account for processor core factors when determining license requirements, refer to theCore-Based Licensing section of this guide.This figure depicts the architecture of a representative quarter rack Parallel Data Warehousing serverAdditional Considerations when Licensing APS Appliances:Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition software is acquired with the appliance hardware through an OEM license. Software Assurance (SA) coverage for Windows Server must be added through an applicableMicrosoft Volume Licensing program. Windows Server CALs are also required for all users accessing the PDW appliance. Customers must additionally acquire software licenses with SA coverage for the SQL Server 2012 PDW andrequisite System Center 2012 software components through a Volume Licensing program.While SQL Server 2012 PDW licenses are only required for the active compute nodes in an appliance, allservers—including the control server and passive failover servers configured in the appliance—must befully licensed for both Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Standard Edition software.Licensing by individual OSE is not applicable to SQL Server 2012 PDW software. As noted above, allphysical cores on all active compute servers in the PDW appliance must be fully licensed for SQL Server2012 PDW.SQL Server software running on the PDW appliance control server is considered Additional ServerSoftware and does not need to be separately licensed when all active

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide 1 This Licensing Guide is for people who want to gain a basic understanding of how Microsoft SQL Server 2014 database software is licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. This guide does not supersede or replace any of the legal documentation covering SQL Server 2014 use rights.File Size: 1MB