SQL SERVER 2008 Licensing

We are a software developing  Company . we have one SQL server 2008 r2 standard  and 50 cal license . one of our software development project required to install SQL Shared features on 10 development PC's . in this type  scenario what is the licensing requirement for SQL server ? .

can i purchase SQL 2008 R2 Standard for each development PC's or The existing Client access license cover the development PC..????
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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
You can install SQL server 2008R2 express edition it is free.
Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
Depends upon the Client PC's usage.
If the client PC's are just going to connect to Database Engine alone and perform basic development activities, then you can just use SQL Server 2008 R2 SSMS Express edition component (SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe) from

If they require access to SSRS, SSIS and SSAS along with advanced Management options like Profiler and DTA, then you would need to install SSMS from your SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard installer. Since you have 50 CAL licenses, you can officially install it in 50 PC's.
harisaboobakerAuthor Commented:
is shared features  like SQL Shared features required  sql server license or client access license only ??
Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
>> SQL server 2008 r2 standard  and 50 cal license

As you mentioned that you have a single SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard license, you are authorized to install SQL Server on a single Server.
And in addition to that you can install the Client tools on 50 Clients(machines) from where you can connect and work on the Server machine installed. So, you require CAL to install Client tools from the SQL Server installation media to connect and work on the Server.

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