Can you help me with my software licensing question?
I'm in the process of setting up a new SQL server for a web hosting company. The company hosts some 500+ websites across 4 Windows 2003 servers. SQL 2008 Standard - Processor License has been purchased. The new server is going to employ Windows 2008 Server.
The question is: SQL 2008 is Processor Licensed, but Windows 2008 has 5 CALs - how do CALs work in this case? The connections to the Windows 2008 server is going to be through those websites via ODBC connections, a handful of people using management tools connecting directly to the SQL instance, and RDP to the 2008 server. How do CALs work with SQL connections - is one user CAL needed per person on a website? Does each webserver connecting to SQL consume one CAL (requiring 4 then)? Or is it not a concern with the processor license purchased for SQL?