Accept License Terms

Use the Accept License Terms page of the SQL Server Installation Wizard to accept the license terms for this release of SQL Server.

You can print the license agreement or copy it to the Clipboard. To continue, accept the license terms, and then click Next. To close the installation, click Cancel.

If you enable Feature Usage reporting, SQL Server is configured to periodically send a report to Microsoft. Reports include information about your hardware configuration and how you use SQL Server and components. Microsoft will use feature usage data to improve SQL Server. SQL Server components monitored by this feature include the following:

  • The Database Engine

  • Analysis Services

  • Reporting Services

  • Integration Services

  • Replication

  • Business Intelligence Development Studio

  • SQL Server Setup

Information about feature use is sent to Microsoft, where it is stored with limited access.

To disable feature usage reporting after Setup completes, use the SQL Server Error and Usage Reporting tool on the SQL Server Configuration Tools menu.

For Setup actions like installation, upgrade, repair, and so on, information is collected and uploaded only during the Setup program execution

For all other SQL Server components, information is collected one time per day for all enabled instances of SQL Server. By default, the time of collection is midnight to minimize the load on the server. If you want to change the time of collection, you can manually edit the registry key that controls the collection time. Each instance of SQL Server has its own registry key:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.<INSTANCEID>\CPE\TimeofReporting

The value of this registry key contains the time for the collection as the number of minutes from 00:00 (midnight) to run. For example, a value of 60 would run the collection at 1:00 a.m., a value of 1200 would run the collection at 8:00 p.m., and so on.