January 31st, 2002 05:29 PM
dba licensing question
for an unclustered sql 7 /2000 server - it remains inactive unless one of the other ones (across) wan link goes offline.
set to manual start, log shipping in effect, and regular dumps.
ok now to the question - does this server have to have its own license to run or can it operate (legally) with one of the paid msdn subs while running in the inactive state?
February 1st, 2002 02:52 PM
February 1st, 2002 05:02 PM
Two theories on this.
1. Better safe than sorry, ie ask the vendor.
2. It's easier to apologize that to get permission. ie go for it
and if they complain, you apologize.
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
February 1st, 2002 05:13 PM
yeah I was going to do the second one
but we got conflicting response from m$
February 1st, 2002 06:51 PM
February 4th, 2002 07:14 PM
Ok so we have the answer now. MSDN distr would be ine except it is limited to (5) user conex so we have to buy a full server license for this box and the cals necessary.
booooo. I'm not surprised- oh well I guess we're funding Bill's charity program right?