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Do SQL Server 2016 Web Edition have CAL license

Hi SQL Server expert,

I am looking for information of SQL Server 2016 Web Edition if it have CAL license but have not found any.

Background: I have a web application for 20 concurrent users. We are planning to have SQL Server 2016 Web edition because its cheaper than the other edition. Then my concern is on the CAL user license OF SQL Server 2016 WEB EDITION. Do I need it? I try look around the internet but no info on this. Mostly its on Standard or Enterprise edition.

So my question is, do I need CAL user license for SQL Server 2016 WEB EDITION, how many do I need, and how much per CAL?

Thank you.

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Hi @murniyanti-0350,

do I need CAL user license for SQL Server 2016 WEB EDITION, how many do I need, and how much per CAL?

No, you do not need. With SQL Server 2016, the Web Edition remains available only under the Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA).

SQL Server Standard may be licensed using either of the models (Server+CAL or Per Core). SQL Server Enterprise is licensed using Per Core model only.

Refer to the blog FAQ on Microsoft SQL Server Licensing or MS document SQL Server 2016 Licensing Guide.


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alright noted. so now its down to my service provider if they have their own terms and conditions on the web edition usage

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