When authorizing an enterprise geodatabase on a SQL Server instance, a keycodes file is required to complete the authorization process. The keycodes file is created when ArcGIS Server is authorized and by default can be found in the following folder location:
Similar to the authorization file for ArcGIS Server licensing, the keycode can also expire. This article describes how to identify the expiry date of a keycode using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.
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