About the SQL Server License Terms

The Microsoft Software License Terms are copied to the local computer when SQL Server is installed. When multiple instances of the same edition and language of SQL Server are installed on the same computer, a single copy of the license terms will apply to all instances of that edition and language. The files are written to: %ProgramFiles%\MicrosoftSQL Server\120\License Terms\ or %ProgramFiles(x86)%\ MicrosoftSQL Server\120\License Terms\.

When multiple instances of the same SQL Server edition and language are installed on the same computer, a single copy of the license terms will apply to all instances of that edition and language.

The license terms file name indicates the edition of SQL Server as well as the SQL Server language edition that is installed. The License terms file name is in the format: SQLServer2014_License_Edition_<TYPE>_<LCID>.rtf. For example:

  • SQLServer2014_License_DEV_1033.rtf for SQL Server 2014 Developer, English language edition.

  • SQLServer2014_License_EXPR_1033.rtf for SQL Server 2014 Express, English language edition.

    TYPE indicates the SQL Server edition. The following file name segments are used to identify SQL Server editions:

  • ENT - Enterprise Edition: Server/Client Access License (CAL) Licensing

  • ENTCORE - Enterprise Edition: Core-based Licensing

  • BI - Business Intelligence

  • DEV - Developer

  • STD - Standard

  • WEB - Web

  • EXPR - Express

    LCID is a number, which refers to the SQL Server language locale ID. The following file name segments are used to identify the corresponding SQL Server languages:

SQL Server Language Abbreviation for SQL Server Language LCID
English ENU 1033
Japanese JPN 1041
French FRA 1036
Italian ITA 1040
Korean KOR 1042
German DEU 1031
Spanish ESN 3082
Simplified Chinese CHS 2052
Traditional Chinese CHT 1028
Portuguese (Brazil) PTB 1046
Russian RUS 1049

SQL Server Licensing Options

For more information about SQL Server pricing and licensing options, see the Microsoft SQL Server (http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/sql-server-2014.aspx) Web site.

See Also

Licensing Considerations for SQL Server
Microsoft SQL Server Privacy Statement
Legal Notice for Documentation