With Microsoft's new licensing model there is uncertainty around which parts of a Security Expert system need to allow for addition device CAL's for SQL Server.
- Security Expert
- Microsoft SQL Server
Security Expert Controllers do not talk to the SQL Server, are not a client on SQL and do not require a CAL. The Controllers talk to the Security Expert Software, not SQL or the Operating System.
- A card holding user who is NOT a Security Expert Operator will not require a CAL.
- The Controller and any attached equipment are NOT a user in SQL, they do not inject or operate queries against it, so a CAL is not required.
- A CAL would be required for a Windows user to log into their Windows user account, and the Security Expert client would connect to the Server using the CAL associated with the Windows user account.