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SharePoint Portal Server - Discovery/Cost Phase

  Asked By: Damaris    Date: Feb 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 773

We've tested SharePoint Portal Services and decided to go with it. I'm
being asked to put information together for cost and deployment. We
have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and have deployed Office 2003 to
our desktops.

I'm getting confusing information about the cost and licensing and am
hoping that this group can point me in the right direction.

Here's how I think we will deploy.

1. Single server with SharePoint Portal Server
2. New MS SQL install on our SAN

I know we need license for SPS and SQL. What's the best way to
calculate the cost of the CAL's for SharePoint and SQL Server?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mariel Ferrell     Answered On: Feb 02

If you are planning to deploy it internally only, the SPS CALs are cover
with the SPS server  license.

As for SQL, if you purchased the per processor license, the CALs are cover
as well.

For external client connectivity, there should be pricing of SPS external
CALs per front end server at around 2000 US dollars. (You should verify

Answer #2    Answered By: Santana Osborn     Answered On: Feb 02

Is that entirely accurate Dave? With SharePoint deployed  internally, you
still need 3 CALs:

1 for SQL
1 for Windows Server
1 for SharePoint Portal Server

SQL does have per-processor licensing, so you can purchase that and avoid
buying individual CALs but both Windows Server and SharePoint require client
access licenses for each user/device.

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