SQL Server 2022 - Product Keys?


I have the Microsoft Action pack with a visual studio subscription.  As part of that, i have SQL server standard and Enterprise available for download.  It says on the link that no keys are required.


How is that possible?  Is this only going to be like a 30 day trial? I need it longer than that.

Historically the license was perpetual for earlier versions.


This is for a lab environment (non prod)






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best response confirmed by jimerb1 (Visitor)

@jimerb1 The key is embedded in the install, so when you begin the installation of SQL it will fill it in for you.  If memory serves, SQL product keys have been that way in Visual Studio / MSDN subscriptions for some time.  I just downloaded and installed SQL2022 today so I can confirm.  Hope this helps!