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Do I have an OEM version of SQL Server installed?

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I hope this is a simple question.

Is there any method of determining if an installed instance of SQL Server is OEM?
If so, does the same method work for all versions since 2005?

Thanks.

Dimarc67
Frederick, MD
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The equivalent to OEM (Oracle Enterprise Manager) is SQL Server Management Studio. You should have that installed. Check in your Microsoft SQL Server program folder.
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DSacker,

Thanks much for your reply, but I'm afraid you've pointed out that I wasn't explicit enough in my question.

I'm asking about the Microsoft SQL Server software licensing that's already installed on a server.  We need to know if it was installed with an OEM license (Original Equipment Manufacturer) that may not be transferred to different hardware, or if it was installed with a Volume/Retail license that would allow it to be moved to another system or to a VM.

Is there any method of determining this from the installed software?  Can the product ID be used to determine if it's an OEM license?  (Unlike Windows OS, SQL product ID's do not include "OEM" in the middle.)

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Dimarc67
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SELECT 'Edition', SERVERPROPERTY('Edition')
UNION ALL
SELECT 'EngineEdition', SERVERPROPERTY('EngineEdition')
UNION ALL
SELECT 'ProductLevel', SERVERPROPERTY('ProductLevel')

The engine edition of the SQL Server instance installed on the server.
1 = Personal or Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000)
2 = Standard
3 = Enterprise (returned for Enterprise, Enterprise Evaluation, and Developer)

Also productlevel gives you some info, if it is RTM or SP<1,2,3..> then you have the Original Manufacured version. If it is CTP you dont have the OEM edition
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unfortunately, licensing info is not stored at the database, you should keep track of them manually ..
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aneeshattingal,

Thanks, but the edition information isn't tied to the the license type--OEM, Volume, or Retail.

Please let me know if I've misunderstood, or if you're aware how the license type may be determined.

Thanks.

Dimarc67
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Ok.  I was afraid of that.

Thanks much.
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