SQL Server 2005 License

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CAL
CPU
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
SQL 2005
SQL Server 2005
SQL Server licensing
This question is not about doing something illegal toward the SQL Server Licensing; on the other hand it is about knowing relationship between Licensing and hardware.

Question: I have SQL Server 2005 licensed for 2 physical CPUs. Recently, I bought a system with 4 CPUs to replace the old machine. I know that I must have License for 4 CPUs, but hypothetically, if I install 2 CPU Licensed SQL Server on 4 CPU machine, will SQL Server just recognize 2 CPUs?

To cut it short, if I install SQL Server with 2 CPU licensed on 4 CPU machine, will it work with only 2 CPUs and ignore other 2?

Does CALs licensing work the same way?



Software/Hardware used:
SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2003

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If you only have two CPU licenses you will need to physically remove the other two CPUs from the server. If you do not remove the other two CPUs then you will not be in compliance.

With CALs you are on your honor to ensure that the users all have a CAL.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Before doing anything related to ur query, it is best to link to the site, and understand this. Because I don't know what actual license agreement u have.... www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/en/us/licensing.aspx
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