How long before MSSQL7 dies or at least is no longer supported by MS, and we all get squeezed per processor?
You would have to ask Microsoft about that as they are the only ones with that information. Regardless of which version, you are NOT required to purchase licenses by processor. Per processor licensing is simply one of the options that you have for licensing. Any licensing questions should be directed to your local Microsoft sales office since they are the only ones qualified to answer this type of question.
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This was first published in February 2002