I have trawled through masses of documentation both on Microsoft website and Stack Exchange, yet I have failed to find answers to some basic questions:
- What is a CAL? A license code that I need to enter? Or a legal document allowing me to use the software in a certain way?
- Let's say someone simply installs SQLServer 2016, restores a DB and points 200 clients to it via TCP/IP protocol on port 1433. Will the clients be able to connect and use the DB server? If not, what software exactly and on what side (DB server/client) will stop it from working?
If you feel that I haven't searched well enough, would you be so kind and provide a link per each point above, leading to an exact answer (as opposed to several paragraphs of vague text that is usually found on MS website)