We Need some clarification on license compliance from an expert with MS licensing.
we purchased a new server with Server 2012 R2 Standard and SQL server 2014 with (45) SQL Server 2014 User CALs.
It also came with a SQL Server 2013 Downgrade, we decided to downgrade and use the 2012 version rather than the new 2014 version to try and limit any issues.
Our question is, do we need to purchase 45 SQL Server 2012 user cals? or are the 2014 User CALs we have compliant with SQL server 2012?
Also, this server is only going to be hosting a SQL database and not used for anything else. From what I've researched we only need the SQL Server User CALs for the number of users connecting to the database, so we won't need to purchase additonal Windows Server 2012 User CALs.
Is this assumption correct?