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Can we use SQL Developer instead of Enterprise on our test server?

asked on January 10

I have been asked if it is OK to change the edition on this server from Enterprise to Developer.   

Ok?

 

United - Basic LSAP  -- Current

Rio Upgrade in a few months, hopefully sooner

 

Thanks bunches!

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replied on January 10

This is more a Question of Microsoft licensing.  The MS SQL Developer is not licensed for a production environment (see Editions and supported features of SQL Server 2017), so while it would work, it would be outside of the MS licensing agreement for the product.

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replied on January 11

Thanks Bert!  It would be on the test server.  Thank you again for your quick and thorough response.  TGIF!!

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replied on January 11

While I was looking into SQL Developer limitations, I ran into a couple of interesting blog posts on other considerations beyond licensing that you might be interested in:

https://www.matrix42.com/blog/2016/09/23/how-free-is-microsoft-sql-server-developer-edition-really/

https://www.brentozar.com/archive/2016/06/sql-server-2016-internet-forced-updates-phoning-home/

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replied on January 11

Great references Miruna!!  Thank you!  Just had a few interesting conversations with my DBA.  Appreciate the info!  TGIF!!

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