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Microsoft Select Agreement SQL Server 2005: Client Access Licenses (CALs) vs Per-processor Licensing

Do I need to purchase SQL Server 2005 Client Access Licenses (CALs) or per-processor licensing?

For SQL Server 2000, Client Access Licenses (CALs) were permanently covered for UT students, faculty, staff, and departments as a provision of the Microsoft Campus Enterprise Agreement which expired in 2002. Under the current Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA), continuing coverage of SQL Server CALs is no longer provided. The permanent SQL Server 2000 CALs are for version 2000 only, and cannot be upgraded.

Departments who move to SQL Server 2005 will need to either purchase SQL Server 2005 CALs or per-processor licensing.

Last updated March 21, 2012 @ 10:43 am

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