SQL 2012 ESU: How to license it for servers licensed by downgrading from a newer version?

asked 2022-06-14T16:02:20.237+00:00
Tom131 31 Reputation points

Dear all,

We are a bit late in migrating a SQL 2012 server to a newer version, so we need to ensure it is receiving critical patches.

My question is simple, but I was not able to find an answer to it by myself: If a server is properly licensed by downgrading newer licenses than 2012 (be it 2014 or 2017), do we still need to purchase ESU licenses for this downgraded server or is it already covered?

Many thanks,

Tom

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  1. answered 2022-06-14T17:36:35.977+00:00
    Tom Phillips 17,511 Reputation points

    For detailed information about the license issue, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/worldwide to find contact information in your locations.

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  2. answered 2022-06-15T02:35:21.077+00:00
    YufeiShao-msft 6,871 Reputation points

    Hi @Tom131 ,

    From some reasons, this forum does not support providing help with license related issues,

    I suggest that you can consult professionals in this area. For detailed information about the license issue, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. For international customers, please use the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/worldwide to find contact information in your locations. For Volume Licensing Service Support, please use the https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/contact-us to contact information for your country.

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