SQL 2012 Developer version

Posted on 2014-09-11
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Last Modified: 2014-10-16
Hi Experts,

I have to create a test SQL machine in in a VM.
Is it possible to use the SQL 2012 Developer Version ?
Do  I have to buy a license for it and what about the MSDN subscriptions ?
Question by:Eprs_Admin
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plusone3055 earned 1000 total points
ID: 40317266
there is a Free SQL Server developer Training Kit you can load on VM Free of Charge :)

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by:Vitor Montalvão
ID: 40317269
I think if you or your company already have a MSDN subscription you don't need to pay for the Developer Edition.
If it's only for test why you just don't install a trial version? It's for 180 days (6 months) until stops to work. Isn't time enough for your virtual test machine?
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
Aneesh Retnakaran earned 1000 total points
ID: 40317274
If you have a msdn account, you can down load it ; if you are using to test non production data, you don't need a license.
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ID: 40317278
We need a SQL server with all features and no restrictions to test our DB and develop.
We are not interested to reinstall SQL all 6 month.

Author Comment

ID: 40317283
So, is it true that I can use the SQL2012 Developer Version with no restrictions ?
The license costs round about 30$ right ? And it is just for one user.

Author Comment

ID: 40317287
Hi Aneesh, and for what is the Developer License ?
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
ID: 40317289
developer edition has no restrictions.  unsure abt the cost.

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ID: 40317295
ok thanks

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ID: 40317299
Hi plusone3055:

For what is this kit ?
Is it a real server where I can test my database ?

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