I was recently querying the database to track licensing information per seat/ per processor. This is the query I ran on my machine:
SELECT ServerProperty('LicenseType') as LicenseType,
ServerProperty('NumLicenses') as ProcCount
However the query returned the following results.
When I dug into the reasons, I found out that it is by design that the query returns DISABLED. SQL Server 2005/2008 setup does not add licensing information in the registry during setup (unlike SQL Server 2000)
Here’s a very nice write up by Emma describing the issue and a resolution SAM Considerations for Tracking SQL Server modes
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