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.
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