SQL Server Reporting Services Licensing


  • What end user licensing is required for a deployed SSRS solution? Is a run time execution license required for end users, and does it vary on whether or not they can amend run time parameters?
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 7:59 AM


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  • As i understand it, you only need to license the reporting server that the users connect to. You may get a more concrete answer here:

    every day is a school day
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:05 AM
  • Yeah, you only have to licence SQL Server (RS is part of that). There are different ways of licenceing SQL Server e.g. processor licence or CALs.
    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 10:12 AM
  • Hi Brian,

    End user licensing is not required for a SQL Server Reporting Services deployment.

    Only server licensing is required. However, there have 4 scenarios for licensing a SQL Server Reporting Services depolyment. Please see the section “How to License Reporting Services” in the following article for more information:

    Please feel free to ask, if you have any more questions.

    Jin Chen

    Jin Chen - MSFT
    Friday, August 27, 2010 8:55 AM
  • "End user licensing is not required for a SQL Server Reporting Services deployment." 

    Is it still a valid statement for SSRS 2008?

    Friday, August 12, 2011 10:23 PM
  • The link specified here no longer works / redirects to an internal address
    Thursday, April 02, 2015 4:46 PM
  • I know it is late, but I am just replying because I was almost mistaken by this post. It was allowed until 2013, from this year on, you would need a new license to run SSRS in a other server. From Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Licensing Guide:

    "The software components of a single SQL Server 2014 license cannot be separated for use in more than one OSE. If these components are running on a server other than the main database server, then an additional license is required for each additional OSE in which they are installed. For example, if the SQL Server DB is deployed in one OSE and SQL Server RS is deployed in another, both OSEs must be fully licensed for SQL Server 2014 accordingly."

    Link to download the guide:

    Rafael Dontal Goncalez

    Thursday, December 03, 2015 11:58 AM