Does the SQL Server 2008 Runtime license allow you to install the Management Studio as well?
Posted on 2011-03-21
I have an application that a vendor will be installing in the coming weeks that includes a SQL Server 2008 Runtime license. Microsoft describes this license as the "complete SQL code embedded within the vendor's application". I'm assuming by embedded, they merely mean the bits are bundled with the vendor's code, not that it's compiled in or linked in any way. If I'm wrong on that please let me know.
My big question is this... after they install it, does the "Runtime" license afford me the luxury of installing the SQL Management Studio on the same box? Or must I manage the instance remotely?
Microsoft is pretty clear that there are no technical differences between the "Runtime" version versus "Standard" / full license SQL editions, however, they are not clear about whether or not the Management tools can be installed.
Any input is appreciated.