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
2023-05-16T02:49:34.85+00:00

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
    2023-05-16T05:52:33.79+00:00

    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
    2023-05-17T01:08:58.2766667+00:00

    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.

    Best regards,

    Cosmog Hong


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  2. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2023-05-17T01:46:57.07+00:00

    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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