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Can you help me with my software licensing question?

I want to add a named instance of SQL Server 2008 R2 on one of the server. Server already has 2 named instances on it. My question is, do I need to buy a SQL Server 2008 R2 license for this new instance or not? The server has SQL Server 2008 R2 (standard edition) installed on it.

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marked as duplicate by Steven Monday, Ben Pilbrow, Shane Madden, MDMarra, squillman Nov 29 '11 at 19:52

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It depends on how you licensed SQL server unfortunately. Even if you did supply all the relevant details the Question would be Too Localized. You're best option is to call a MS Partner or Reseller. –  Chris S Nov 29 '11 at 19:54

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Regardless what anyone here tells you, you need to contact a licensing specialist on this. The terms on licenses are so complex these days that unless you deal with licensing all the time you're bound to make a mistake.

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