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  Asked By: Isabel    Date: May 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 6796

We are at the beginning of setting up our SharePoint Portal Server and we
are having a hard time understanding the licenses required. Our first
phase implementation will have one server with Microsoft Server 2003,
SharePoint Portal Services & MS SQL.

We know that we need to buy these;

Server 2003
SharePoint Portal
MS SQL

We have an Microsoft Enterprise Agreement for our server & desktop OS.
This includes Office 2003. The questions I have not been able to get
answered from our I.T. group or vendors yet is about the CAL's

Do we need a separate CAL per user or CPU for SharePoint Portal?
What is the cost per CAL or CPU for SharePoint Portal?
Do we need a separate CAL per user or CPU for MS SQL?
What is the cost per CAL or CPU for MS SQL?

I would greatly appreciate and insight from the group for those who have
been through an implementation.

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5 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Terence Thornton     Answered On: May 02

You need user CALs for SQL and you need user CALs for Sharepoint, and this
is where it gets expensive, depending on the size of your Organization.
Also, you need 1 Sharepoint License and 1 SQL License for each server
running those.
Prices will vary, depending on the amount of CALs you are buying, and where
you are buying them from.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Lane Trujillo     Answered On: May 02

Actually it's more complex than that - here's a summary:

Windows Server 2003

- Server license for each machine
- Cals for each employee
- Cals for each non-employee or an External Connector per machine if this is
exposed to non-employees

SQL

- Server license & Cals for each user if only available to named users
- Per-CPU license if available to unnamed users (e.g. a public site)

SPS

- Server license for each machine
- Cals for each employee
- Cals for each non-employee or an External Connector per machine if this is
exposed to non-employees

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Rafael Willis     Answered On: May 02

Have you gone through this.

www.microsoft.com/.../default.mspx

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Richard Davis     Answered On: May 02

We had the same issue. The CAL's are required  for anyone not covered
under your Microsoft Select agreement. For us, all our faculty and staff
were covered, but students and anyone outside that group were not
covered, and required a separate CAL. We decided that the implementation
of CAL tracking, costing to departments, and the other management
nightmares this might present were hardly worth it, and decided to
purchase the Extranet Connector, which covered anyone logging in to
SharePoint. This approach is a little costly upfront, but the overhead
this saves us was well worth the effort. Your MS rep can give you
specific pricing on that piece for your organization.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Mason Davis     Answered On: May 02
 
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