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  • Hello, ALL

    I want to use SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 in one of my embedded products and sell it to the end customers.

    Shall I need pay Micorsoft for the usage of SQL Server Compact 3.5 Sp2?

    Friday, September 17, 2010 8:13 AM

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  • No, SQL Server Compact is free to redistribute. You should sign here, though: http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2005/en/us/compact-redistribute.aspx
    Visit my SQL Compact blog - http://erikej.blogspot.com - Please mark as answer, if this was it.
    Friday, September 17, 2010 8:42 AM
  • I see, thank you very much! ErikEJ.

    Sunday, September 19, 2010 7:56 AM
  • SQL Server Compact is free as Erik mentioned, but if you get data from a SQL Server database to your SDF, using whatever means like, replication, sync services, custom logig sync, or from your SDF into a SQL Server database, you’ll need a SQL Server CAL per user. That will not apply if your SQL Server has a CPU license or if you use SQL Server express as back-end.
     
    Alberto Silva
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    "Penn Zhai" wrote in message news:de23fbf2-145e-424a-840c-94877c3d6796...

    Hello, ALL

    I want to use SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 in one of my embedded products and sell it to the end customers.

    Shall I need pay Micorsoft for the usage of SQL Server Compact 3.5 Sp2?


    Alberto Silva Microsoft MVP - Device Application Development - http://msmvps.com/AlbertoSilva moving2u - R&D Manager - Microsoft Certified Partner - Mobility Solutions - http://www.moving2u.pt
    Monday, September 20, 2010 3:43 PM
  • Hello, Silva

    Yes I plan to deploy not only embedded box (with SQL Server Compact) but also windows server machine (with SQL Server Workgroup) to the customer, I will certainly pay for SQL Server Workgroup for 5 users and I will write a program to read the data from SQL Compact and write them into SQL Workgroup, I guess I should not pay for this way.

     

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 1:07 AM
  • Hi,
    SQL Server Workgroup comes with 5 CALs. If you have up to 5 device users, you are covered, otherwise you’ll need to buy more CALs. The alternative is to use SQL Server Express on the server if it fills up your needs.
     
    As you may understand, you should not rely only on newsgroups for licensing questions. I would suggest you to contact Microsoft on this issue.
     
    Alberto Silva
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    "Penn Zhai" wrote in message news:e6abc5bc-c0cc-4f84-93e0-117b06ab8432...

    Hello, Silva

    Yes I plan to deploy not only embedded box (with SQL Server Compact) but also windows server machine (with SQL Server Workgroup) to the customer, I will certainly pay for SQL Server Workgroup for 5 users and I will write a program to read the data from SQL Compact and write them into SQL Workgroup, I guess I should not pay for this way.

     


    Alberto Silva Microsoft MVP - Device Application Development - http://msmvps.com/AlbertoSilva moving2u - R&D Manager - Microsoft Certified Partner - Mobility Solutions - http://www.moving2u.pt
    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 12:50 PM
  • Thanks, Silva

    Actually I did contact Microsoft local hotline in advance, however they only gave me a vague answer.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 1:34 PM
  • As a Microsoft Certified Partner, I’ve contacted the network hotline about 2 or 3 years ago, and they were unable to give me a prompt answer. When I got it after a few days, it was on the terms I’ve described you .
     
    Now that SQL Compact 4.0 also runs on webservers, and on desktops as well, it would be interesting to know if something has changed.
     
     
    Alberto Silva
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    "Penn Zhai" wrote in message news:3b64ff0c-ea39-4276-9c98-a530013a2b9a...

    Thanks, Silva

    Actually I did contact Microsoft local hotline in advance, however they only gave me a vague answer.


    Alberto Silva Microsoft MVP - Device Application Development - http://msmvps.com/AlbertoSilva moving2u - R&D Manager - Microsoft Certified Partner - Mobility Solutions - http://www.moving2u.pt
    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 7:22 PM