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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: SQL SERVER CAL licenses

    Dear All

    I have developed a system which has SQL server as a backend... Reading Microsofts Licensing required i m a bit puzzled if a CAL license is required for each user that is created on my system. i.e. If my system has 5 users, do i need 5 CAL licences.. however, in order to present the required data to these users i log to SQL server with the same single account.

    Regards

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    Then, you should probably be using processor licensing. Is this a web app, from which the users are accessing SQL Server?
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    Im no licensing expert..

    But it sounds like you have an application that uses a single login to connect to the server and that application is either installed or presented to a number of users (in your example, 5).

    For each user that will directy (or indirectly) access the data (doesn't matter how many logins) you will need a license..

    Im not sure though

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    The description given is exactly the situation... i.e. i have an web application (over an intranet) that uses a single login to connect to the server and that application is either presented to a number of users.

    My reasoning is that since there's only 1 user created on the sql server... only one license is required.

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    you definitly need a processor liscence.
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    I would think you need a processor license.. Unless you only have a handful of intranet users

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    Why not contact a local Microsoft provider or MS Support directly for further confirmation.
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