Bill Wunder's DDL Archive Utility

Why and How to License the Utility


There are a number of valuable advantages to licensing the Archive Utility:

  • Gain access to the command line interface allowing you to automate and schedule archive operations.
  • Enable unlimited DTS package documentation scripts. In unlicensed mode the Archive is limited to one local package scripted to VB and one Metadata Repository package scripted to VB.
  • Enjoy the secure feeling that you have a full historical backup of all stored procedures, tables and user permissions for any SQL Server.
  • Have a history of changes to your system to satisfy even the most critical system audits.
  • Access to additional reporting tools and great tips on getting more from your DDL archive
  • You're company's name included in all scripts produced.
  • Get unlimited email based support and free access to all upgrades for 1 year from the day you license the product.
  • Assurance that suggestions and enhancement requests from licensed users will get top priority.
  • Elimination of the nag pop-up when archiving a server using the interactive interface


The Archive Utility base license fee is $50.00 US for a license to archive one SQL Server instance. All licensing is per SQL Server instance. Multiple server discounts are available (see below). Purchase a license for a single SQL Server Instance by selecting the "PayPal buy now" button below. Include the person's name you wish to designate as the primary contact in your organization and the SQL Server name - including the instance name if not the default instance - in the space provided. Note that you must also complete the shipping information after you go to the PayPal site in order to receive your license code. The company name you provide in the shipping address will become the licensed company and will be included in all scripts generated with the licensed utility. A user license code will be forwarded to you by regular US Mail within 7 business days. In most cases, the license code will be mailed the day the order is placed. Additionally, if you need an expedited turn around on your license code please request to receive your license code(s) by email in the space provided for "Additional Instructions" on the PayPal website when entering your payment information.

Licensing for use with one SQL Server instance

Primary User's full name
SQL Server [\Instance name]

Note: If you don't see the "PayPal buy now" button above you are not able to license the Archive Utility on-line either because the machine where the utility is running cannot connected to the Internet or PayPal is currently unavailable. Please contact me at and I'll personally assist you in getting the licenses you need.

Licensing for use with more than one SQL Server

Should you require License Codes for multiple SQL Servers you may use any of the following purchase options:

Quantity purchase price schedule

All orders for 5 to 9 licenses will qualify for a 5% discount off the total amount for all licenses purchased. The discount increases to 10% for a licensing order for 10 to 19 SQL Server instances. License orders for 20 or more SQL Server instances may be purchased as a site license with an additional savings. Please contact me by email at with the details of your need for an exact quote.

Additional licensing considerations