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SQL Server Licensing for a quad CPU server, a mystery?

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  1. Anonymous New Member

    Microsoft Licensing methods for SQL Server is always a mystery! Though visiting HOWTOBUY says what type of license choose but nothing much to understand. Scalable link explains bit more than that page. Still I have to search for a quest on how many processor licenses should we purchase for a 2 QUAD CPU server. Eventually I have found that on the purchase of quad-core server that has a 2 quad-core CPU, then you'd buy 2 licenses for 2 CPU, not four. ( The CPU might have four processing cores, but there's...(<a href="http://sqlserver-qa.net/blogs/tools/archive/2007/08/16/sql-server-licensing-for-a-quad-cpu-server-a-mystery.aspx">read more</a>)<img src="http://sqlserver-qa.net/aggbug.aspx?PostID=1513" width="1" height="1">

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