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Thread: Licensing mode

  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Licensing mode

    Hi all,

    This may seem like a stupid question but i have a server licensed per processor (4 processors) but would like to have it licensed per user. The licensing setup in control panel only shows options for per processor or per devide. How do i get to license per user without reinstalling?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I think you may have to reinstall

    Think you can switch between the per server and per seat but if you have installed SQL 2000 with the per cpu then you will have to reinstall to change the config.


    Sorry Mate

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    Once a licensing mode is set(be it per seat or per processor) you cannot change modes. With the SQL Server 2000 Licensing setup utility in control panel its only possible to add device or processor licenses after installing SQL Server.

    But there is a workaround via a registry hack.
    You have to edit the registry - Regedt32, Hkey_Local_Machine, Software, Microsoft, Microsoft SQL Server, 80, MSSQLLicenseInfo, MSSQL8.00, Mode key. Change it to 0 and you get both options available again.
    --Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
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    If i use the registry hack then i only have the options of per processor licensing or per device licensing. Can i change to per user licensing without reinstalling. In the control panel utility, there is no option for per user.

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    There is no option for PER USER licensing, it will be either PER PROCESSOR or PER SEAT.

    For more information on licensing review this http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy/faq.asp link.
    --Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
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