I was navigated over here from Stack Overflow, hopefully you can help me out.
So I've got a dilemma. Our company has bought a volume license for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition. We purchased the per core license scheme. All of that didn't have any issues; we even installed it without any problems.
The issue is coming from Microsoft though. When I configured our Volume License Account they said:
We will issue a special installation file that will not require a key for usage. In order to install this to the proper processor allocation you purchased you'll need to install the file that many times.
So from what I've gathered, a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition Per-Core License by default is configured as a dual-core. So I understand if I have a quad-core I have to purchase it twice. What I don't understand, why would I need to install it two times?
I can't find any documentation on this.
That process doesn't seem correct, is there a way to test how many cores SQL is running on? Any assistance would be terrific-
Things I've Tried:
- SQL Installation Guide
- SQL Getting Started
- Calling Microsoft
Some how I feel this issue shouldn't be nearly as complicated as it has become.
Those haven't let me come any closer to my goal, I get the notion that I should only have to install it once. But with what that Microsoft Licensing Technician said I suddenly have a cloud of doubts over my head.
So within our Microsoft Volume License Account this is all it provides with our download:
Which I feel is adding to this confusion. We have it installed on the Server; but I'm not entirely sure if I can check to see that it is running all cores. The receipt shows we've purchased multiple licenses-
If I understand the answer posted; it should be built into our license file from the installation. Is there a way to check that?