Solved

M/S SQL Server CAL Question???

Posted on 2008-10-01
3
237 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a client that will be converting their Accounting Sys to a version that runs on M/S SQL Server.  We have two separate Front-End applications developed in Access/VBA that connects to the Accounting Sys using a DSN and ODBC connection to link up with specific tables (5).

The question is how to determine the number of CAL's that will be needed??  When I presented this question a few months ago the answer was pretty straighforward in that if 20 workstations will run the Access Front-End application then you will need 20 CAL's.

My thinking is  ... and this is what I'm trying to make sure of and confirm ....  Say if a workstation connects to the SQL Server, links up to the 5 tables but doesn't do anything but sits there.  Will that CAL be freed up or will it still be counted as a CAL in use by SQL Server???  My thinking is the License is only counted as in use when something in the Access Front-End application executes something against the SQL Server, is that correct???

Thanks,

ET



0
Comment
Question by:Eric Sherman
3 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
jmoss111 earned 250 total points
ID: 22616946
I think that CAL's are actually determined by concurrentconnections, but I may be wrong. It would be best to talk to M$ or a VAR.

Jim
0
 
LVL 84

Assisted Solution

by:Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 250 total points
ID: 22617278
I believe as long as the connection is active, the license is considered to be in use. Heed Jim's advice, however, regarding licensing ... the waters be murky there ....
0
 
LVL 19

Author Closing Comment

by:Eric Sherman
ID: 31502065
Thanks for the reply.
0

Featured Post

Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever needed a SQL 2008 Database replicated/mirrored/log shipped on another server but you can't take the downtime inflicted by initial snapshot or disconnect while T-logs are restored or mirror applied? You can use SQL Server Initialize from Backup…
In this article we will learn how to fix  “Cannot install SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2: Unable to install windows installer msi file” error ?
In Microsoft Access, learn how to “cascade” or have the displayed data of one combo control depend upon what’s entered in another. Base the dependent combo on a query for its row source: Add a reference to the first combo on the form as criteria i…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question