SCCM License
We are planning to create a New SCCM 2007 R2 Setup and below are the details... 1 - Central Site Server, 5 - Primary Site Server (Different region), 6 - SQL Server (Remote Server within the region) and 8000 clients. Operating Systems - Windows 2008 R2 (64 Bit) - 12 nos SQL Servers DB - SQL Server 2008 (64 Bit) - 6 nos SCCM Servers - SCCM 2007 R2 - 6 nos Query is... 1. What are the licenses we need to purchase for all the above products? Standard or Enterprise. 2. How many CAL licenses for SQL? 3. Already they have CAL Licenses for Windows 2003 Server, do we need to purchase CAL licenses for Windows 2008 3. Is there any client access license for SCCM Clients?
October 7th, 2010 1:21pm

It would be best to call Microsoft Licensing to get the correct answer but I can give you a basic run down. http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/configuration-manager/cm-pricing-licensing.aspx 1. Standard or Enterprise depends on the options you pick such as DCM or managing the servers. There is a different kind of licensing if you plan to manage servers that also have SCOM on it. Data Center licensing that can make things cheaper. 2. You will need a CAL for each SQL server you plan on running. Depending on the license you purcahse Configmgr /w tech will have a SQL license but this for SQL on the box and is non transferable to another SQL box. 3. You will need to purchase a Windows 2008 CAL if the server is going to be 2008. Some can be use to downgrade such as buy a 2008 and use it on a 2003 server. We in Education have a Windows Server CAL so it just covers the OS whether you have a Windows 2k machine or a 2008 machine. 4. Yes, there are client licenses for SCCM. You can purchase them seperately but if you have the Enterprise Client CAL then the client for SCCM and Forefront are included. This is a great deal since Forefront will soon be added into Configuration Manager As always on licensing issues that involve money you should always contact the vendor and take what someone else says with a grain of salt. We have licensing personel in our office we ask question. The information I gave you could be lacking or have some misinformation. Generally you will get a quick response from Microsoft Licensing. I know that SCCM licensing can be difficult to understand. http://www.sccm-tools.com http://sms-hints-tricks.blogspot.com
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October 7th, 2010 2:57pm

Thanks Matthew
October 7th, 2010 3:07pm

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