*as a general rule* do applications with a backed SQL Server require a CAL for every user using the SQL database, regardless of whether each user has an account in the database or not? Some apps may just have a shared account that accessed the database from the appliation, and therefore no user is directly logging in/accessing the database, but they are still using it via the application. What are the rules? Does it depend on how the application and database interact?
It depends on your usage. You can licence the SQL Server either on a User CAL basis, which requires one licence per user who will access the server, or you licence the server (based on processing cores
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