SQL Server 2005 CAL shortfall
Posted on 2011-09-13
A client of ours has been contacted by Microsoft and asked to supply information on all of their Microsoft software. We have done this and they seem satisfied that it all checks out, apart from the number of SQL User CALs.
The client uses Archetype and ACT on 13 PCs and I have checked that they have sufficient CALs to cover these. However, MS are saying that they have 33 CALs installed.
The client just wants to be sure that they have got the right licences for all of their software so they want to either buy additional CALs if they need them or remove the SQL User CAL from the machines that don't require it.
1. How do I check if a machine has a SQL User CAL installed?
2. How do I remove it if it is not needed?
3. How do I get a definitive list of all applications that require a User CAL?
Your help is much appreciated.