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sql server 2008 - Enter CAL license

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Hi all,

I am installing SQL server 2008 workgroup edition on Windows server 2008 standard.

I have run the installation and entered the product key for the SQL disc with first 5 cals - installed fine.

Now I have 3 sets of 5 cals to add to the installation, but I cannot locate where to enter the CAL product keys - it would appear that SQL server 2008 is different to previous versions.

Any suggestions on how to go about entering the additional CAL product keys?

Thanks in advance!

Richard
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You don't need to enter anything. A CAL is just a licence.
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Thanks for your reply.

So there is no built in limits or controls on the number of clients allowed to access it - its just based on trust and having the correct licenses? (Which we do)

Thanks,
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A CAL is per user or device, not per connection. So for most purposes it would be impossible for SQL Server to determine whether you were exceeding your licence count or not. Therefore there is no software limit.
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Great thanks!
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