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

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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OlafHelper-2800 answered

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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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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SeeyaXi-msft answered

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

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