Can you help me with my software licensing issue?
Here the scenario: I'm helping a really small business (less than 10 employees, no real administrators) migrate over an older sql server installation to a new box with new hardware.
We would like the new box to run on Windows Server 2008 R2, either Foundation or Standard (whichever is most cost-effective). I know that for the Sql Server install we could either buy a per processor license or just use Sql Server Express. The box would only have Sql Server running on it and maybe one other non microsoft service with non microsoft login.
There are a few services that connect to the Sql Server instance from other boxes (web server, other services, employees directory connecting using sql server manager). All of the services connect using sql server accounts, not windows accounts. In fact there are not any "domain" accounts at all.
Since the company doesn't have any real administrators the only way any person would login to the Server box is either directly onto the box as a local administrator or within the companies own internal network using RDP.
I'm trying to determine how many CALs (if any) we need to purchase.