Solved

Can I still buy SQL 2005 Standard

Posted on 2013-12-05
2
319 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
We have a client with an old line-of-business application that can only use SQL 2005 Standard as its backend database.  Can that still be purchased and activated?  Where are some reputable sources to purchase from if so.  Finally is it correct that SQL 2005 Standard "single processor license" does not need individual CALs???

Thank you!!
0
Comment
Question by:tampatechman
2 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
jss1199 earned 500 total points
ID: 39699400
If you purchase processor license, cores now with SQL 2012, you do not need CALs.  There is no official channel to purchase SQL 2005 - you must purchase SQL 2012 for each core (it comes in two core packs) and you then have rights to use an earlier version of SQL such as SQL 2005.

If you insist on purchasing through unofficial channels, The site below is selling SQL 2005 Full retail box - I cannot vouch (and no one can) for authenticity.

http://www.evaluesoftware.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=432&gclid=CL6Z39vymbsCFQbl7AodvR0AzQ
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:yawkey13
ID: 39699409
Your best bet would be to get SQL Server 2012 and set the database to 2005 compatibility mode.  That way you are on a supported version and will be ready for any updates to the software.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article will describe one method to parse a delimited string into a table of data.   Why would I do that you ask?  Let's say that you need to pass multiple parameters into a stored procedure to search for.  For our sake, we'll say that we wa…
Introduction This article will provide a solution for an error that might occur installing a new SQL 2005 64-bit cluster. This article will assume that you are fully prepared to complete the installation and describes the error as it occurred durin…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
As a trusted technology advisor to your customers you are likely getting the daily question of, ‘should I put this in the cloud?’ As customer demands for cloud services increases, companies will see a shift from traditional buying patterns to new…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now