Dynamics CRM 2013 : SQL Server licenses. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear all,

    I have a question regarding licensing of Sql Server for Dynamics CRM 2013.

    I have 50 users who will be using Dynamics CRM 2013, regarding SQL Server licenses, should i purchase 50 SQL server user cal if i am going for user cals??

    Grateful if someone can help me on this.

    Thanks & Regards


    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:58 AM

All replies

  • Hello Vinay,

    Typically, SQL Server CAL's works the same way as any other CAL's - which means, if you have CRM 50 users - you will require 50 CRM CAL's and 50 SQL Server CAL's


    For SQL Server, you have these other options:

    • "Per User CAL" : A CAL is purchased per User
    • "Per Device CAL": A CAL is purchased per device
    • "Per Core": Unlimited Users/Devices can access the SQL Server. If you go for the ‘Per core’ model, you will need to license a minimum of 4 Cores per processor. The good news is that each license includes 2 cores, so your minimum purchase here will be 2 licenses. 

    Hope this clarifies your question. Thank you!

    Cheers, Francis Edwin

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:38 PM