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Windows Server

SQL Server

  • As of April 2018, Microsoft will no longer allow any form of Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL) to AWS Relational Database Service (RDS). This means that Cornell cannot use our campus Microsoft licensing agreement for Microsoft SQL Server on RDS. For details see 2018-04-27 AWS & SQL Server RDS Licensing.
  • If you require a managed MS SQL Server instance you have two options
  • You may also use the campus license on an EC2 instance that you maintain.

Microsoft Office

  • Our campus Microsoft Office license cannot be used in any shared server environment. In short, this means that only instances launched on a Dedicated Host are able to use the license. AWS EC2, AppStream, or WorkSpaces are not viable targets for the license.
  • The online version of O365 ( may be a suitable replacement for the full, local installation and is fully license compliant from EC2, AppStream, and WorkSpaces.


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