Will the MS SQL Server 2022 STD License and Windows Server 2019 OS License works on same Hardware after System motherboard get replaced

Hitalkumar Chheda 0 Reputation points


I had a HP Proliant ML30 Server running Windows Server 2019 STD and MS SQL Server 2022 STD running with license. Recently the motherboard got issue and HP said to get it replaced.

So i have a question about its license if it will work normally after server motherboard is replaced or I have to get new license again.

Its standard workgroup environment.

Please do let me know



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  1. Erland Sommarskog 102.3K Reputation points

    The SQL Server license is not tied to the hardware - it is a piece of paper. So if all you do is to replace some hardware, your license is still valid.

    I can't speak to Windows Server, but I would be quite upset as a customer if my old license would no longer be valid.

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  2. LucyChenMSFT-4874 1,430 Reputation points

    Hi @Hitalkumar Chheda,

    Thanks for your information.

    I agree with Erland Sommarskog, and if you want to learn more about SQL Server license, you can check out this article which explains in detailed.

    Feel free to share your issue with us here.

    Best regards,

    Lucy Chen

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