I am creating a VM for the development team of an upcoming project and have a question around licensing.
The MSDN download for SQL Server 2008 R2 now comes pre-pidded. Does this mean that I can download and install the full server install on the VM using the pre-pidded product key? All the developers have their own MSDN subscriptions so they would
have legitimate licenses. I just don't want them to have to install SQL on the VM before they start work.
Ideally I will sysprep the images using the new prepared image functionality in R2.
My thought was to download the MSDN iso and then extract it to a folder on the VM. Then I can run a prepared image install and sysprep the image. I can then script up the final part of the install to run when the VM is first fired up. The
only issue here is if the license key would have to change. Hopefully I can confirm that the pre-pidded download will be fine for all developers with a valid MSDN subscription.
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