What is the difference in Microsoft SQL Processor or CAL licensing?

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Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server each have three different licensing models. Two of the models require CALs (Client Access Licenses) and the third requires a Processor License. A Microsoft Windows Server license with five user CALs is sufficient for typical server installations running only the DyKnow Server.

The current Microsoft SQL Server licensing specification licenses a processor license per "socket", so a single processor license can be utilized on a "Quad Core" processor. For more information please visit this Microsoft Website: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy/licensing.mspx, specifically Section 3a of the Server Processor End-User License Agreement (EULA).

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