SQL CAL question

Hi All,

My company has an system that uses SQL for the database.  We need to puchse CAL's for the SQL.  Users will access the data via the system.  We have appx. 50 users.  How many SQL CAL's do we need?  Or do we need CALs?   We are running windows 2008 R2 and already purchased CALs for the server.

Thanks in advance
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
If you're running MS SQL with 50 clients then you need 50 CALs.  

This even applies to the public if you have an internet facing site.  So if you are considering deploying a service to the public, or have a large number of users then you should look at the per-processor licensing.
You can use CAL's but this may prove more expensive depending on the user base. My guess is that MS SQL is used in a Multiplexing scenario where users connect to MS SQL via  a web/other form of application?

I'd look at licensing MS SQL via the server processor model this is less of a headache. Have a look at this document quite informative.


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ReyesrjAuthor Commented:
Thanks Guy's.  I did know about the per processor vs per CAL.  The link was very helpful!
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