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How windows 2012 or sql2012 license works

I need some advise what will be the cost of running Win 2012 / sql2012 for 7 years ?  some said we can buy one license during the first installation and run it for 7 years but there are others said every year I must renew the license ? what will be the risks if I don't buy/renew license each year ?
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Thanks for explaination.


I saw as per a Microsoft advertised from this link http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/windows-server/buy.aspx

Buy one license of windows 2012 is around 880, is that means only server license and I still require to buy another license for CAL ? what is actually this CAL use for ?? for example, if I have 50 users to connect to application servers, do I need to buy 50 CAL ? is that means total cost will be 880 + number of CAL
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The type of CAL you need depends on the access methods, if I'm not mistaken.  I am not going to lie, properly licensing is confusing and something I usually don't have to deal with, but this (admittedly long) document has a pretty good explanation: http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/8/E/E8EDAE36-CBC6-4123-BC5A-F651D174FD6C/PUR_Explained.pdf
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Thanks for many guides and some well explainantion.