Hi, SQL Server licensing is covered on this page here: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy/ I think it is reasonably clear what your options are WRT to buying SQL Server licences. If you buy a per-proc license you do not need any client licenses. The other option to look at is MSDE (which is free of licensing costs) if you do not need the full-blown SQL Server. The prices on that pages are RRP only, and will vary somewhat if you shop around. Lastly, Microsoft has licensing specialists at each of their major offices. You can always call to get a definitive answer. Cheers Ken -- www.adOpenStatic.com/cs/blogs/ken/ : -----Original Message----- : From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist- : bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Donny Morris : Sent: Thursday, 7 July 2005 11:03 PM : To: thelist at lists.evolt.org : Subject: [thelist] Hardware and Software pricing : : I'm putting together a ballpark type of quote for some people in my : company. The quote is based on the "recommendations" by the software : company that is writting the software. The reason for the ballpark : quote is so that those that need it can determine if the ROI will : work. Now I have gathered several quotes on the specified hardware : and software that is needed. What I am looking for is some idea of : how different parts of the software license play out. For example : MSSQL pricing is based on processor, however there is also a client : license. Now this is a server that will be basically only accessed : via a web interface and some messaging back and forth. So do I need : alot of user/client licenses? As you can tell I'm not very good with : the software part of pricing. And if you pay the per processor fee do : you have to pay the user/client license fee?