License SQL Server 2022

Patryk Michalak 0 Reputation points

Hi, I have two servers: 1 - Aplication IIS 2 - SQL Server one instance My aplication on APP serwer connect to sql sever (one connection, one user for this connection) and taka a data from database to IIS site. Now i must buy a license for SQL Server standard but i dont know hom meny CAL i must have. This app on IIS is for my users in local LAN who connect this IIS wia https (browser). i have 100 user in lan. If i want to by 100 CAL device or user i dont now. Please help me anderstood.

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  1. Seeya Xi-MSFT 16,451 Reputation points

    Hi @Patryk Michalak ,

    When licensing SQL Server, you have two options:

    Device CAL (Client Access License): This type of CAL licenses each device (computer, tablet, or any other device) that connects to SQL Server. It allows multiple users to access SQL Server from a single licensed device.

    User CAL (Client Access License): This type of CAL licenses each individual user who directly or indirectly accesses SQL Server, regardless of the number of devices they use to connect to SQL Server.

    Based on your scenario with 100 users accessing the application via HTTPS (browser) on your local LAN, you can choose either 100 User CALs or 100 Device CALs, depending on which licensing model makes more sense for your organization.

    If you have a scenario where multiple users share devices to access the application, then Device CALs might be a better fit. However, if your users access the application from multiple devices (e.g., desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile phones) or if you have more users than devices, then User CALs might be more appropriate.

    For detailed information about the license issue, you can call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. Or you can go to Volume Licensing Service Center support. Please choose region/language and choose to call or have web.

    Best regards,


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  2. Olaf Helper 42,386 Reputation points

    Your scenario WebServer/SQL Server + multiple user is a MultiPlexer secnarion, described here:

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