Is the user CAL and device CAL license is transferrable to other user or device (Windows Server and SQL Server)

Ana Maica D. Jusayan 20 Reputation points

Is the user CAL and device CAL license is transferrable to other user or device (Windows Server and SQL Server)

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  1. Olaf Helper 42,386 Reputation points

    You have SQL Server CAL/license only on paper, there is nothing to transfer, you only have to take care on your one that you have a license for each user/device.

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  1. LiHongMSFT-4306 24,361 Reputation points

    Hi @Ana Maica D. Jusayan

    License issue are legal agreements between you and Microsoft. Technical forums are places to receive opinions - not legal advice.

    For detailed information about the license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. Or you can go to Volume Licensing Service Center support. Please choose region/language and choose to call or have web.

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  2. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP

    A Windows Server CAL is a license that grants access Windows Server. CALs are used in conjunction with Microsoft Windows Server OS licenses to allow Users and/or Devices to access and utilize the services of that windows server

    • User CALs allow a single user access to Windows Server from an unlimited number of devices
    • Device CALs allow an unlimited number of users to access Windows Server from a single device
    • CALs are licensed to access servers of the same level and below. (not forward compatible)

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