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Microsoft CAL question

Hello, I'm about to purchase a new server 2012 box and run a SQL application off of it. Users will be accessing it via portal for time entry. My question is, do I need to buy SQL CALs and server 2012 user CALs, or just the SQL CALs? I'm a little confused and just want to make sure I'm purchasing the right licensing. Thank you!
Microsoft Legacy OSWindows Server 2012Microsoft SQL Server

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Jharrisonsnbs

8/22/2022 - Mon
Cliff Galiher

You must buy OS and SQL CALs if you choose to use per user or per device licensing.
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Lee W, MVP

With rare exception (if any exception) CALs are ADDITIVE.  So a SQL CAL adds the right to access a SQL server to a standard Windows Server CAL.
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Jharrisonsnbs

Ended up just contacting MS to get it straightened out.
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