I have Standard Edition of SQL Server 2016.
Is it possible to enable TDE?

I understand that it was an enterprise feature but it is now a feature for SQL 2019 Standard and therefore I wondered if there was a way to add this feature for SQL 2016 Standard now?

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Nope. You can see the full feature list here.

There were several things opened up for 2016 in Standard with the release of SP1. TDE was not one of them.


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