My question is regarding the licensing of the SharePoint, basically there was already a topic done about it, but it had just bunch of references to website which i already saw and i still didnt get my question answered. That is why i write here a new post.
This is not only about SharePoint but rather everything you need to run SharePoint.
Basically what you need:
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Sql Server 2008 Standard
- SharePoint Foundation | Server 2010 (Standard)
Having this noted i was trying to find out the prices for this products but I couldn't, can't i buy those products and CAL's for them on Microsoft Website? i didnt find atleast any good link?
Now back to the question: So if i want to run a SharePoint for my company which is small and has lets says 20 employees which will perfrom basic operations on SharePoint, so lets agree in this case for foundation.
- You install Windows Server 2008 R2 and for each user you have to buy CAL so it will be 20 CAL's.
- You install SQL Server 2008 Standard, do I also have to buy 20 CAL's for it, or only one, because only one entity basically sharepoint will contact with it?
- And then we have a SharePoint Foundation which is free.
So in general it will cost me WS2008 + 20 * CAL's + SQL + 1 * CAL ???
- Windows Server
- SQL Server + 1 CAL
- SharePoint Standard + 20 CAL's
In this solution, windows server will not have CAL's but SharePoint will right? OR should I buy CAL's for both Windows Server and SharePoint standard?
Windows Small Business Server Premium Add-on I found out on the microsoft site that this server exists, which contains in it self Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008, basically only have this will work right? Or is it not good enough to run SharePoint on?
All that licensing is a bit complicated.
And another very important question:
If I buy all those licenses are they for ever? Or only for one year and then I should renew them?
And how does the Microsoft checks it? For example I bought 20 CAL's but then a new user came to my company i add him to AD and what if he doesn't have CAL he will not be able to access intranet site, how is it being verified?