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How to find SQL License type

23 April,2014 by Tom Collins

Question: I’m looking for a method to check the license type in Microsoft SQL 2012. Can you show me how to find the SQL Server license type via SQL Server?


Answer: Since SQL Server 2012 , you can find this information in the SQL Server Error Logs.

Before SQL Server 2008 R2 there used to be some properties maintained  but is now unused

Mode of this instance of SQL Server.

PER_SEAT = Per Seat mode

PER_PROCESSOR = Per-processor mode

DISABLED = Licensing is disabled.

 In SQL Server 2012 , a check on the SQL Server error logs will report on information required



exec xp_readerrorlog 0 ,1 , N'Edition'

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (SP1) - 11.0.3000.0 (X64) 
	Oct 19 2012 13:38:57 
	Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation
	Enterprise Edition: Core-based Licensing (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1  (Build 7601: Service Pack 1) (Hypervisor)

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