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Microsoft SQL Server - license models by edition

License models conform to the Product Use Rights as defined by Microsoft for the corresponding version and edition.

License models by edition

  SQL Standard | Server + CAL/EC (No Virtualization; No Mobility) SQL Standard | Server + CAL/EC (No Virtualization; Mobility on SA) SQL Standard | CPU (No Virtualization; No Mobility) SQL Standard | CPU (No Virtualization; Mobility) SQL Standard | Core (No Virtualization; Mobility) – till December 2013 SQL Standard | Core (No Virtualization; Mobility on SA) SQL Standard | Core (SPLA; No Virtualization; Mobility) SQL Enterprise | Server + CAL/EC (Full Virtualization; No Mobility) SQL Enterprise | Server + CAL/EC (Full Virtualization; Mobility) SQL Enterprise | Server + CAL/EC (Ltd. Virtualization; Mobility)
BI 2012   Haken.gif                
BI 2014   Haken.gif                
Datacenter 2008 R2                    
Enterprise 2005               Haken.gif    
Enterprise 2008                 Haken.gif  
Enterprise 2008 R2                   Haken.gif
Enterprise 2012                    
Enterprise 2014                    
Standard 2005 Haken.gif   Haken.gif              
Standard 2008 Haken.gif   Haken.gif              
Standard 2008 R2 Haken.gif     Haken.gif            
Standard 2012   Haken.gif     Haken.gif Haken.gif Haken.gif      
Standard 2014   Haken.gif       Haken.gif Haken.gif      
Workgroup 2005 Haken.gif                  
Workgroup 2008 Haken.gif                  
Workgroup 2008 R2 Haken.gif                  

License models by edition (continued)

  SQL Enterprise | Server + CAL/EC (Ltd. Virtualization; Mobility on SA) SQL Enterprise | CPU (Full Virtualization; No Mobility) SQL Enterprise | CPU (Full Virtualization; Mobility) SQL Enterprise | CPU (Ltd. Virtualization; Mobility) SQL Enterprise | Core (Full Virtualization on SA; Mobility on SA) SQL Enterprise | CPU (SPLA; No Virtualization; No Mobility) SQL Enterprise | CPU (SPLA; Full Virtualization; No Mobility) SQL Enterprise | CPU (SPLA; Ltd. Virtualization; Mobility) SQL Enterprise | Core (SPLA; Full Virtualization; Mobility) SQL Datacenter | CPU (Full Virtualization; Mobility)
Datacenter 2008 R2                   Haken.gif
Enterprise 2005   Haken.gif       Haken.gif        
Enterprise 2008     Haken.gif       Haken.gif      
Enterprise 2008 R2       Haken.gif       Haken.gif    
Enterprise 2012 Haken.gif       Haken.gif       Haken.gif  
Enterprise 2014 Haken.gif       Haken.gif       Haken.gif  

The following sections list the license models by edition and provide explanations as well as illustrative examples: