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Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard User Cals

Client access licenses (CALs) are required for every user or device accessing a server in the Server + CAL licensing model.

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Pay per user

Learn more about the User-CAL Licensing Model of Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard

Server+CAL Licensing Model

  • Each operating system environment (OSE) running SQL Server 2019 software or any of its components must have a SQL Server 2019 server license assigned to the physical server hosting the OSE.

  • Each server license allows customers to run any number of SQL Server instances in a single OSE, either physical or virtual.

Licensing per user

  • A User CAL licenses one person accessing or using the services or functionality of SQL server or any of its components.

  • Requires a server license (purchased separately) to license the server on which SQL server software or any of its components is running.

Should I license per user or device?

  • Devices not operated by humans require device CALs, even when connecting to SQL Server indirectly.

  • For human operated devices such as PCs or hand-held terminals, a user CAL or device CAL can be used.

  • Note: The use of hardware or software that reduces the number of devices or users that directly access or use the software (multiplexing/pooling) does not reduce the number of CALs required.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Carolina Oneal
Great tool for creating custom variables and mining large datasets

I like that there is a lot of online support for SQL coding. Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard - 1 User Client Access License is also a wonderful tool to take a large dataset, transform variables by making calculations, using 'if, or case when' statements, and pairing down the massive dataset into a more manageable and actionable format. In higher ed, we are mining our student data for all sorts of things. It all comes down to student outcomes, either in the classroom or retention and graduation.

Ansley Cooper
Experienced Microsoft SSMS user

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard - 1 User Client Access License is very easy to connect to multiple servers and databases. It allows for easy transfer of data and schema between servers and helps the workflow of creating/updating databases. I work on implementations, enhancements and support of a large web portal that uses MSSQL on the back end. I spend a lot of time working with the databases. SSMS allows for me to get my job done efficiently and on time.

Dale Levine
Great tool to manage transactional databases

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Standard - 1 User Client Access License is quite fast & very stable, and can handle a bunch of use cases related to data storage. The disaster recovery option is something which is quite handy. Has the capability to backup basic data to complex data structures. Application where data needs to stored, retrieved and backed up in a stable manner with minimal resource utilization.


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