This licensing guide is for people who want to gain a basic understanding of how Microsoft® SQL Server® 2022 database software is licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. This guide does not supersede or replace any of the legal documentation covering SQL Server 2022 use rights. Specific product license terms are defined in the product Software License Terms—or in the case of Microsoft Volume Licensing—in the Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement under which the software was acquired and/or the Microsoft Volume Licensing Product Terms. This licensing guide is not a legal use rights document. Program specifications and business rules are subject to change.