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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have 25 User Call License for SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition, is it possible to connect one more user to database concurrently, through a database application software?.
    • Moved by Todd McDermid Saturday, July 4, 2009 4:07 PM Off-Topic (From:SQL Server Integration Services)
    Saturday, July 4, 2009 1:43 PM

Answers

  • SQL Server will not prevent more users to connect. SQL Server's licensing policy is based on honesty, SQL Server will itself not restrict access.
    Tibor Karaszi, SQL Server MVP http://www.karaszi.com/sqlserver/default.asp http://sqlblog.com/blogs/tibor_karaszi
    Monday, July 6, 2009 11:46 AM

All replies

  • Hi Kumar,

    I think that the SQL Setup and Upgrade forum can provide a better answer to licensing questions like this - although you should probably contact Microsoft directly.  I'm moving your post to the Setup and Upgrade forum.

    BTW - the term is "CAL", not "call".  It's an acronym for "Client Access License"
    Todd McDermid's Blog
    Saturday, July 4, 2009 4:07 PM
  • No, that  would not cut it. Each individual that will connect to your SQL Server (either directly or through some app server) will need a CAL. I believe this questio is covered somewhere in http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/licensing-faq.aspx.
    Tibor Karaszi, SQL Server MVP http://www.karaszi.com/sqlserver/default.asp http://sqlblog.com/blogs/tibor_karaszi
    Saturday, July 4, 2009 5:09 PM
  • Thank you for your replay, i have one doubt, what you mean by each individual? - means the workstation application software or sql server client tool on each workstation.
    Sunday, July 5, 2009 12:04 PM
  • Each human being (person made of flesh and blood) who will be using that SQL Server (through some app, possibly).
    Tibor Karaszi, SQL Server MVP http://www.karaszi.com/sqlserver/default.asp http://sqlblog.com/blogs/tibor_karaszi
    Sunday, July 5, 2009 12:22 PM
  • Mr. Tibork,

    sorry to tell you, you are not understanding what i mentioned in the replay, so please forgive my thread. thanks for your help.
    Monday, July 6, 2009 4:22 AM
  • My apologies if I misunderstood your question, and hence posted an irrelevant reply. Perhaps you can re-phrase the question?
    I thought that below questions was (from http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/licensing-faq.aspx) was your question:

    Q.  How do I license SQL Server 2008 CALs in a multiplexed environment?

    A.  

    In most cases, Microsoft requires a CAL for every device that accesses or uses the services of SQL Server 2008. If you are unsure whether a CAL is required, you should contact your Microsoft sales representative or account manager. Inquires can be directed to the Microsoft Sales and Partner Information line by calling (800) 426-9400.


    Tibor Karaszi, SQL Server MVP http://www.karaszi.com/sqlserver/default.asp http://sqlblog.com/blogs/tibor_karaszi
    Monday, July 6, 2009 6:18 AM
  • Thank you Mr. Tibork, from your replay it is very clear for each CAL license is required. Now the question is what will happen if more CALs came to SQL Server 2008 (eg. 10 CAL License and 11 CALs are coming to SQL Server concurrently).  Whether the SQL Server drop the previous CAL and connect to the new CAL or will not allow the new CAL.
    Monday, July 6, 2009 10:58 AM
  • SQL Server will not prevent more users to connect. SQL Server's licensing policy is based on honesty, SQL Server will itself not restrict access.
    Tibor Karaszi, SQL Server MVP http://www.karaszi.com/sqlserver/default.asp http://sqlblog.com/blogs/tibor_karaszi
    Monday, July 6, 2009 11:46 AM
  • thanks for your great help. regarding the same, i contacted Microsoft resellers, unfortunately nobody knows abt this. once again thank you for the time you spend for my thread.

    Kumar
    Monday, July 6, 2009 4:09 PM