Will it be same ISO file for Core based and CAL based licensed SQL Server?

TheDBLearningGuy 171 Reputation points
2022-05-03T10:26:07.857+00:00

I have an ISO file provided by internal licensing team, they have confirmed that it is for Core based licensing. Now can I use the same ISO file for one of the server where we want it to be CAL based.

Please confirm.

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  1. Seeya Xi-MSFT 16,461 Reputation points
    2022-05-04T05:58:29.37+00:00

    Hi @TheDBLearningGuy ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!
    Here is a similar thread you can refer to: https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2181691-sql-server-installation-for-core-vs-cal

    Best regards,
    Seeya


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  1. Olaf Helper 43,166 Reputation points
    2022-05-03T10:28:29.507+00:00

    The license is driven by the product key, not by the installation media.
    You could even download the Evaluation Edition to install it with your product key.

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  2. Tom Phillips 17,721 Reputation points
    2022-05-03T13:39:59.777+00:00

    It depends on the version of SQL Server. Older versions had different media based on licensing. Since SQL 2016, they are all the same media, controlled by the product key.

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  3. TheDBLearningGuy 171 Reputation points
    2023-04-25T08:06:17.4933333+00:00

    Since the Product key is inbuilt\integrated in an ISO file which was provided by Licensing team. I had to receive a different ISO files from the team for Core and CAL.

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