Actually, I believe the differentiation is authenticated as part of your
company or not, if I understand the licensing.
If you use a single device (IIS server) that services internet pages, then
you must choose per processor licensing. If you use a single device (IIS
server) that services intranet pages to people in your company, then you can
use the CPU option or you can get CALs for all users.
> in your case a device essentially means any physical machine a user sits
> down at (or app is installed on) that interacts with the DB.
> If they all go through a single IIS box... then you still count the
> downstream 'device' as the PC....
> Brian Moran
> SQL Server MVP
> SQL Server Magazine Columnist
> I proudly support the PASS SQL Server user community and its upcoming user
> event, PASS 2001 North America.
> For details, visit www.sqlpass.org
> > Can someone help me better understand SQL 2k licensing? We have one SQL
> > server running 12+ processes. Should I install SQL2000 Standard with 10
> > CALs vs. SQL 2000 Standard per processor? Literature states that a CAL
> > required for each device. What the heck does that mean? What does SQL
> > consider a device? Would each process that hits the database be
> > a device? Or is a device still a workstation? In which case 10 CALs
> > 10 simultaneous connections without error?
> > Why does M$ make the licensing so difficult to understand?
> > Thanks,
> > Pav