Windows Server Licence downgrade

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We have a instance running "Windows Server license included with SQL Server Web". But now, we would like to downgrade the license to "Windows Server license only" (with no SQL Server).

Is it possible? Or do i need to start and configure a new one?

Unesu
asked 10 months ago852 views
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From what I understand I believe you will have to spin up new EC2 without the SQL license model and port across any applications and data.

I don’t believe there is anyway to downgrade the pre licensed model.

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answered 10 months ago
  • Thanks. I found a resource in AWS License Manager to convert licença but its not working.

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Hi, To activate a previous version of Windows Server through a downgrade, you need to get a valid product key from your Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) account. If you do not have such a key, you can contact Microsoft support to generate a product key under the downgrade right.

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answered 10 months ago
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Thanks, Hao.

But i think i didn´t explain my case on the right way.

We have a instance launched as "Windows Server with SQL Server Web" (t3a.medium - USD 0,1236) Now, we want to split in two: one instance running "Windows Server" (only - without SQL Server) (t3.medium - USD 0,06) and another using RDS.

As you can see, "Windows Server" instance costs half the price of an instance running "Windows Server with SQL Server Web".

Therefore, we want to "downgrade" our instance, cutting the SQL Server Web Edition license, but without needing to launch and configure the new instance again.

Regards.

Unesu
answered 10 months ago

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