[THIN] Re: SQL licensing for Data Store

  • From: "Andrew Wood" <andrew.wood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 22:26:49 -0000

Citrix's method of accessing the datastore is classed by Microsoft as
"middleware" for users iirc. So, you can either .. license per processor
(Under this model, a license is required for each physical or virtual
processor that is accessed by an operating system environment running SQL
Server software. This license does not require any user licenses (CALs); or
get a server license + a user cal for each citrix user (Under this model, a
server license is required for each operating system environment running an
instance of SQL Server software, as well as a CAL for user  that accesses a
server running SQL Server - that's each user, not each concurrent user.)


Back in the day Citrix had a recommendation for SQL licensing which I've
found here (http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX106176) which meant 30 odd
users meant it was cheaper to get a processor license, 60 odd 2 processor


So - what type of SQL licenses have you got If you've got processor licenses
- happy days; otherwise you may be short. 


From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Hamilton, Ronnie
Sent: 05 January 2011 16:44
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] SQL licensing for Data Store



Just moved our Data Store to SQL server and been asked loads of tricky
questions about if we were licensed etc.. 

Do we need a user CAL for every Citrix  User that connects or is it every
server as if its every user I could be moving back to Access or maybe SQL
server express as I think that's free.

Any thoughts ? 




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