I need to migrate a SQL 2008 server to a new box. We have a single processor license.
The new server was ordered (not by me) with dual processors. I have been told we cannot order CALs or another license.
Virtualization is not an option as "we already bought a copy of server 2008" and out LOB app does not support virtualization.
Is there a way to install SQL 2008 on a dual processor server to only use one core and therefore stay within licensing? I am fairly certain that a single Quad Core processor can handle the processing needed for this server.
Server OS is Windows 2008 R2 and our license is SQL 2008.