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    MS SQL Server Licensing price

    Normally which MS SQL Server version do people use?

    I have a client ask for SQL 2008 Enterprise, I checked the SPLA price, it's like $900+ per month, which is very expensive, do people really use that version or there is another one?

    and it's require to use with Windows 2008 DC edition?

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    Sounds about right... Have a client asking for it once... When they heard about the cost per month they decided otherwise. LOL.

    $900 per CPU or $900 per processor? From what I know it's per proc. So if you have 2 X Xeon 3440 or something like that, you're sooooooo extremely screwed. I really don't understand why MSFT price their DB stuff sooooo HIGH.
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    CPU = processor
    No such thing as a dual X3440, they are only available in UP configuration.
    A DP config like E5500/E5600 would be $1800/month.

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    If the SQL database only being used by one database user, can you just use the SAL license? that would save a lot.

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    You may want to check into SQL Server 2005, still seems to be a bit more popular than 2008. We have not upgraded our SQL servers to 2008, still actively deploying 2005 have seen some issues migrating to 2008.
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    Why is Enterprise needed? Clustering?

    Standard or Web may meet their requirements.

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    SAL licenses cannot be used for sql deployments that are deployed to support web/publically accessible data. If the sql deployment is being used to support an INTRAnet application, you can license via SALs, one for each user that will be accessing the application. This is my understanding of it.

    Additionally, the processor licenses (as someone alluded to) is per socket, not per core. So a single, Quad core CPU were get licensed with simply a single processor license.

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