Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard License + 10 User CALs, Instant Download, MFG Part 228-10602-DL


Software Hubs, a certified Microsoft CSP (Cloud Service Provider) and Authorized reseller, offers the complete data management solution with the Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard License + 10 User CALs (MFG Part 228-10602-DL). This downloadable package equips you with a robust database platform and access control for multiple users, making it ideal for organizations seeking a cost-effective way to manage and secure their data.

Product Overview:

  • Brand: Microsoft
  • Released on: Not publicly available (internal release tracking)
  • License Type: Retail/Volume Licensing
  • Platform: Microsoft SQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Model: 2016 Standard
  • Format: Instant Download Digital License
  • Compatibility OS: Windows Server 2016, 2012, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • License Pricing: Volume Licensing available for cost-effective deployment
  • Language: Microsoft Single Language (changeable after installation, Language Packs available separately)
  • User CALs Included: 10 User Client Access Licenses

Unleash the Potential of Your Data with these Highlights:

  • Core Database Engine: Manage and analyze your data with a comprehensive suite of features, including tables, views, stored procedures, and functions.
  • Robust Security: Safeguard your data with features like user authentication, authorization, and encryption. The included 10 User CALs ensure only authorized users can access the database.
  • Scalability and Performance: Optimize performance for demanding workloads with features like partitioning and in-memory technologies (limited in Standard edition).
  • Mobile Business Intelligence: Enable data access and visualization on mobile devices for informed decision-making.
  • Simplified Management: Streamline administration tasks with intuitive tools for managing users, databases, and backups.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System:
    • Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, or 2012
    • Windows 10 (version 1607 or later)
    • Windows 8.1 (Enterprise or Pro edition)
  • Processor:
    • Minimum: 1.4 GHz
    • Recommended: 2.0 GHz or higher
  • Memory:
    • Minimum: 1 GB
    • Recommended: 8 GB or higher (depending on workload)
  • Disk Space:
    • Minimum: 6 GB
    • Recommended: 10 GB or higher
  • Additional Requirements:
    • .NET Framework 3.5 or later

Software Hubs is Your Trusted Partner:

Unlike SQL Server 2019 Standard, SQL Server 2016 Standard might not be suitable for the most demanding big data workloads or cloud-native deployments. However, for organizations seeking a reliable and established database platform with built-in user access control, it remains a powerful and secure option.

As a certified Microsoft CSP, Software Hubs provides you with genuine Microsoft licenses and expert support. Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and discover how Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard with 10 User CALs can empower your data management strategy.

For detailed information on system requirements, please refer to the official Microsoft documentation:

Product Specs

General Information
Category Database Software
Description Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard License + 10 User CALs, Instant Download, MFG Part 228-10602-DL
Manufacturer Microsoft, Inc.
MSRP $2,688.00*
UNSPSC 43232013
Main Specifications
Header / Brand Microsoft
Software / Type SQL Server 2016 Standard
License Type Server License + CALs
Number of CALs 10 User CALs
Delivery Method Instant Download
Key Features Relational database management system (RDBMS), Data warehousing, Business intelligence, Reporting
Operating Systems Windows Server 2012 or later, Windows 8 or later (Client OS not recommended for production environments)
Additional Requirements Please refer to Microsoft’s official website for detailed system requirements.

Note: The MSRP is approximate and may vary depending on the retailer. Please verify with the seller before purchasing.

Important: SQL Server CALs are required for each user or device accessing the SQL Server software. This package includes 10 User CALs, meaning it allows up to 10 named users to access the SQL Server.

Comparisons of SQL Server 2016

Feature SQL Server 2016 Standard SQL Server 2016 Express SQL Server 2016 Developer SQL Server 2016 Enterprise
Purpose 💼 Production workloads 🎒 Student, small apps 💻 Development & testing 🏢 Enterprise workloads
Licensing 💳 Per core or Server + CAL 🆓 Free 🆓 Free (with restrictions) 💳 Per core
Max. CPU Sockets ⚙️ 4 sockets ⚙️ 1 ⚙️ No limit ⚙️ No limit
Max. Memory 💾 128GB 💾 1GB 💾 128GB 💾 OS maximum
High Availability 🔄 Basic availability groups 🚫 No ✅ Yes ✅ Full features
Advanced Analytics 📊 Limited 📊 Limited 📊 Full 📊 Full
In-Memory OLTP ⚡ Limited 🚫 No ⚡ Full ⚡ Full
Columnstore Indexes ✅ Yes 🚫 No ✅ Full ✅ Full
Partitioning ✅ Yes 🚫 No ✅ Full ✅ Full

Why choose SQL Server 2016 Standard?

  • Cost-effective: 💳 Offers a good balance of features and cost for many businesses.
  • Production-ready: 💼 Designed for typical production workloads.
  • Scalability: ⚙️ Supports up to 4 sockets and 128GB of memory.
  • High Availability: 🔄 Includes basic availability groups for disaster recovery.
  • Key features: ✅ Supports columnstore indexes, partitioning, and limited in-memory OLTP and advanced analytics.

When to consider other editions:

  • Express: 🎒 If you’re a student or have very small-scale needs.
  • Developer: 💻 If you’re primarily building and testing applications.
  • Enterprise: 🏢 If you have enterprise-level needs with the most comprehensive set of features, unlimited scalability, and advanced high availability options.

I hope this version with the updated icons is more suitable for your needs! Let me know if you have any other questions.

How-to active SQL Server & CAL

Once the product key got updated successfully, SQL Server could use all the box cores.
Here is how the CPU utilization looks on the server.

read load time cpu2

The steps to update the product key are very simple. These are the exact steps required to upgrade the edition of SQL Server. While changing the product key, there is no “real” edition upgrade.

Active & Change SQL Server License key

  • Open the SQL Server installation media and run the setup.exe. OR If you have SQL already installed, then you can also launch “Installation Center” by going to Start->Programs ->Microsoft SQL Server 2016/2019/2022/2024->Configuration Tools-> SQL Server Installation Center[(64-bit)].
  • Click on the Maintenance tab from the left side pane. You can see multiple options in the right side pane. Select the first option, Edition Upgrade, as shown in the image below, and click Next.

SQL Installation Center Edition Upgrade

  • Once you click on the Edition upgrade button, the following window will come to enter the License Key or product Key of SQL Server Instance. Enter your Product Key and hit next.

enter the product key

  • Accept the License Terms and Conditions and Click the Next button to proceed.
  • Select the SQL Server Instance for which you will change the license key if you have multiple instances and Click the Next button.
  • Now, it checks all the rules for edition upgrades. If all the rules show as passed, you can go ahead. If you are getting any warning or error, verify and try to fix it before proceeding.
  • You are all ready to upgrade the edition. Click on the Upgrade button

Update the SQL Server Edition

  • Once the License gets updated successfully, you will see all green checks in the image below.

Update the SQL Server product key completed

So, you have completed the product or license upgrade successfully. I hope you find it useful.

SQL Server Central

Shipment & Delivery

.FREE Secure Electronic Delivery ( Instant Delivery )

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.Flat-Rate Delivery ( via Post )

Note: This is an additional choice for customers when they need us to send the Serial Key including the Manufacturer’s manual by Post. You will pay an amount for the postal service. The following delivery costs are for orders fulfilled by USPS ® and Royal Mail ®.

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