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Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2009 9:50 PM


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Posted Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:34 PM


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What a scary concept, giving visibility into how many distinct users are actually connecting.. My god, you might license near the correct number and not over pay..

I see it costing companies licensing revenue so they would resist it.. FUD is a good way to force you over-license..

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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:23 AM
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Or the developers could implement a service-hosted data access layer, meaning that all connections to SQL Server come through one account. 1 user == 1 CAL, irrespective of how many real life users connect to that service!
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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:22 AM


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Or the developers could implement a service-hosted data access layer, meaning that all connections to SQL Server come through one account. 1 user == 1 CAL, irrespective of how many real life users connect to that service!
I seem to remember something from the license precludes that method..

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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:33 AM
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For a 100 person company, i think you're missing a zero, it'd be $16,200 for licensing CALs wouldn't it?
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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:36 AM
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This is a great idea, and I would like to see (and use) such an utility too !
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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 7:39 AM


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Using an app the mutliplexes means you still must license all clients. It's not just the one connection.

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/licensing-faq.aspx







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A number of our enterprise applications use the Flexlm system. It automatically manages license counts, users can come and go (some applications even allow a user to 'check out' a license for use while travelling), administration is really quite straightforward.

I would like to see MS do that (as an open system, so that other vendors can also use it for their products)


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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:39 AM
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Don't many companies, including MS, license by user requests even if they go through one unique user?
EG: you many have 1000 users accessing SQL Server through one account.
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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:54 AM


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Easy enough to have a trace that grabs the host data for the connection, and then dump that into a table for analysis.

Would probably want to use events 14 and 17, columns 6, 7, 8, 11. (sp_trace_setevent)


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