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SQL Server 2005 Express - Does it require a Client Access License (CAL)

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 03, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Do you need a Client Access License (CAL) for each device that will connect to a SQL Server 2005 Express edition database?

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Connection to SQL Server files (*.mdf) require SQL server express 2005 to function properly. please verify the installation of the component or download from the URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkId=4925

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connection to SQL Server files (*.mdf) require SQL server express 2005 to function properly



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