How much it cost and how sql standard CAL will work on single PC

Venkatesh U 21 Reputation points
2022-03-09T04:49:31.537+00:00

Currently I am using microsoft sql express where it has 10gb limit. I need to upgrade for more gb where i will use it in a single PC. How much it cost to upgrade for a single standalone PC and how storage space i will get.

I saw something called CAL model in standard version with price $200. How that CAL model works. Is it work on single standalone PC. Also I am using localdb available in express. I want to use same localdb with licensed way because localdb has minimal configuration.

Please let me know.

Thanks.

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  1. Ronen Ariely 15,096 Reputation points
    2022-03-09T05:23:30.327+00:00

    Good day,

    I highly recommend Not to use community forums (as this one) for LICENSE questions.

    It might look like we understand since we orders several dozens licenses ourselves, but I learned that this subject can be very complex and you better read the small letters and understand it 100% before you recommend someone. These are matters of law, not just technical data, and I recommend to ask Microsoft license department directly.

    If you are in north America, then you need 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, and you can get more detail information from them.

    Worldwide customers can use the "Microsoft Licensing worldwide" Site to find contact information in their regional locations: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/worldwide

    With that said, here is some answers/info

    How much it cost

    In this link you can get the exact prices of SQL Server 2019

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-2019-pricing

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    Note! For using Client Access Licence (CAL), you also need one server license. Therefore, According to the price list on site, for example for 2 users you need Server + two CAL which cost about: 899 + (2 * 209) = 1317$

    how sql standard CAL will work on single PC

    Microsoft has a special site for SQL Server licenses info. For full understand of licenses check this :

    https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/docs/view/Licensing-Resource-index

    Licensing briefs provide in-depth knowledge of licensing topics

    https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/docs/view/Licensing-Briefs

    Note! SQL Server 2022 should be released this year and it might be a good idea to wait for it.

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  1. YufeiShao-msft 7,061 Reputation points
    2022-03-09T05:36:55.64+00:00

    Hi @Venkatesh U ,

    It seems your question is more about license. I suggest that you can consult professionals in this area. For detailed information about the license issue, please 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. For international customers, please use the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/worldwide to find contact information in your locations. For Volume Licensing Service Support, please use the https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/contact-us to contact information for your country.

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