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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%\Microsoft SQL Server\120\License Terms\ or %ProgramFiles(x86)%\ Microsoft SQL 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

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

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