Explanation and detail required for Client Access License (CAL).
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- SQL Server
Information on Client Access License (CAL).
Server licensing and Client Access Licenses (CALs) for the MS Server or MS SQL can become complex. It may be worthwhile to research further through Microsoft resources.
SQL Server 2008 is available under three licensing models:
- Server plus device client access license (CAL). Requires a license for the computer running the Microsoft server product, as well as CALs for each client device.
- Server plus user client access license (CAL). Requires a license for the computer running the Microsoft server product, as well as CALs for each user.
- Processor license. Requires a single license for each CPU in the operating system environment running SQL Server. This license includes unlimited client device access.
SQL Standard will normally come with 5 CALs. If more than 5 connections exist, then ore SQL CALs need to be purchased. See Microsoft Volume Licensing for more information.
Note: MS Server CALs are separate and are also required.
EcoStruxure Building Operation does not check CAL Client Access Licensing. EcoStruxure Building Operation Reports Server can be run using Microsoft SQL Express.