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  • Hello,

    I have developed an app that uses Access as database. I am thinking of migrating the database to SQL Server (Access is causing all sorts of problems).

    The application uses a database installed on a server and can be used by multiple users(multiple PCs).

    I intend to sell the application and i have some questions regarding the SQL Server Licensing.

    1) Do I need to buy licenses for every client i sell the app to, or do they need to buy the license.

    2) Do I need to buy a license for every user that uses the database.

    How does this work?

    I need to know this before i start the migration process.

    Thank you

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:43 AM

Answers

  • It depends on your agreement with customer.

    But i guess if customer purchases the SQL Server liscence and you deploy your application on that

    If you are sure if your application is not going to exceed 10gb, then you can go for SQL Server 2014 express. it is Free!

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/server-cloud/products/sql-server-editions/sql-server-express.aspx

    Please mark this as answer if my reply was useful for you.

    Regards,

    Aniket

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:34 AM
  • Hello

    My first instinct was to go for the SQL Server Express version, but I don't know at what rate the application is going to grow.

    The application runs on the internal network and the database is installed on a server. If i have this setup do i need a license for every user that accesses the database or just one license for the server it is installed on?
    You need to buy Liscence for each machine you are going to install the SQL Server not the number of users using it
    Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:10 AM
  • >My first instinct was to go for the SQL Server Express version, but I don't know at what rate the application is going to grow.

    Do that.  If some client needs a higher SKU of SQL Server, they can buy it. 

    Also consider Azure SQL Database.  That stores the data off-site, and it's backed-up and highly-available.

    David


    David http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dbrowne/

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:43 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    This is a community forum for technical questions & issues.

    For question regarding pricing / licensing please contact a Microsoft sales partner or licensing expert.

    Call (1-800-426-9400), Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST to speak directly to Microsoft licensing specialist.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/sql-server/buy.aspx


    Olaf Helper

    [ Blog] [ Xing] [ MVP]

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:57 AM
  • Hello,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I have tried to call, and was redirected here.

    They said that maybe someone on the forums can help me with my question.

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:21 AM
  • It depends on your agreement with customer.

    But i guess if customer purchases the SQL Server liscence and you deploy your application on that

    If you are sure if your application is not going to exceed 10gb, then you can go for SQL Server 2014 express. it is Free!

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/server-cloud/products/sql-server-editions/sql-server-express.aspx

    Please mark this as answer if my reply was useful for you.

    Regards,

    Aniket

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:34 AM
  • Is your database being used like something in the internet? If yes, you can buy CPU licence. Otherwise, you can count exactly how many users are accessing that and to buy how many user licence.

    Many Thanks & Best Regards, Hua Min

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:41 AM
  • Hello

    My first instinct was to go for the SQL Server Express version, but I don't know at what rate the application is going to grow.

    The application runs on the internal network and the database is installed on a server. If i have this setup do i need a license for every user that accesses the database or just one license for the server it is installed on?
    Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:01 AM
  • Hello

    My first instinct was to go for the SQL Server Express version, but I don't know at what rate the application is going to grow.

    The application runs on the internal network and the database is installed on a server. If i have this setup do i need a license for every user that accesses the database or just one license for the server it is installed on?
    You need to buy Liscence for each machine you are going to install the SQL Server not the number of users using it
    Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:10 AM
  • Thank you. This helped me a lot.

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:14 AM
  • if you're marketing an application to other clients; then it is for the client to worry about the SQL Server licencing; all you need to be concerned about is any agreement between your clients and yourself regarding your product.

    Please click "Mark As Answer" if my post helped. Tony C.

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:09 PM
  • >My first instinct was to go for the SQL Server Express version, but I don't know at what rate the application is going to grow.

    Do that.  If some client needs a higher SKU of SQL Server, they can buy it. 

    Also consider Azure SQL Database.  That stores the data off-site, and it's backed-up and highly-available.

    David


    David http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dbrowne/

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:43 PM