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Sql Server Licensing in a distributed environment RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I install SQL 2008 Database Services on one machine (without SSRS) and install SSRS on another machine (without Database Services), do I have to have separate licenses for both machine or does the one license cover both since the individual features are only used once?

    Thanks!
    Monday, March 2, 2009 6:09 PM

Answers

  • There are different licensing models - see http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/licensing-faq.aspx
    I'm not too sure but i think any server component running on different physical servers would need separate licenses..

    ..hegde
    Monday, March 2, 2009 6:22 PM
    Answerer
  • The only time you don't need a separate licence for a server element of SQL Server is in development or test. 

    If you were to setup the Database on one box, Analysis Services on a second and Reporting Services on a third then you would need three licences.  Everything on one box is on license.

    Hope that helps.
    Tuesday, March 3, 2009 3:52 PM

All replies

  • There are different licensing models - see http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/licensing-faq.aspx
    I'm not too sure but i think any server component running on different physical servers would need separate licenses..

    ..hegde
    Monday, March 2, 2009 6:22 PM
    Answerer
  • The only time you don't need a separate licence for a server element of SQL Server is in development or test. 

    If you were to setup the Database on one box, Analysis Services on a second and Reporting Services on a third then you would need three licences.  Everything on one box is on license.

    Hope that helps.
    Tuesday, March 3, 2009 3:52 PM