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Using SQL Standard with Act! Premium v17 - Core Licensing, or Server+CAL Licensing?

Copper Elite Contributor
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Country: Australia

Using SQL Standard with Act! Premium v17 - Core Licensing, or Server+CAL Licensing?

Hi Everybody,

 

One of our clients is upgrading to Act! Premium v17 from Act! Premium 2010.

They Currently use SQL Server 2005 Standard.

 

They need to upgrade their version of SQL Server to be able to do so.

My Questions are as follows:

 

1.  SQL Server 2014 Express is listed as compatible here: Act! Compatibility Matrix  the Standard verison is not listed, would it be expected to work? or would they need to get SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard?

 

2.  SQL Server can be licensed as either per Core, or as the Server+Licenses for each user.  I have spoken with switpage support who stated that yes they can go the Server+CAL Licensing option, however I am not confident of their advice.  Has anyone used SQL Standard in the Server+CAL licensing arrangement with Act!?  how many users did they need to license for?

 

Any insight that can be provided on this is greatly appreciated.

 

 

Cheers

 

Jared Dalrymple | Technical Consultant | P:+61 7 3423 3551
jared@evolutionmarketing.com.au | Evolution Marketing Services


Bronze Super Contributor
Posts: 1,569
Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Using SQL Standard with Act! Premium v17 - Core Licensing, or Server+CAL Licensing?

Hi Jared,

I have a 50-user Act! installation which is successfully using SQL 2014 Standard with no problems.

Go for it!

David Shaw
Act! Certified Consultant since 2001
Office:    +44 (0)1483 714507
Mobile: +44 (0)7977 567 318
E-Mail:    dshaw@act4u.org 
Bronze Super Contributor
Posts: 1,679
Country: Australia

Re: Using SQL Standard with Act! Premium v17 - Core Licensing, or Server+CAL Licensing?

Hi David,

is the client using SQL Server CPU Core licensing for User CAL licensing?

Ben.

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Country: United_Kingdom

Re: Using SQL Standard with Act! Premium v17 - Core Licensing, or Server+CAL Licensing?

To be honest! I don't know but will try and find out when I'm next in touch with them.

David Shaw
Act! Certified Consultant since 2001
Office:    +44 (0)1483 714507
Mobile: +44 (0)7977 567 318
E-Mail:    dshaw@act4u.org 
Copper Elite Contributor
Posts: 144
Country: Australia

Re: Using SQL Standard with Act! Premium v17 - Core Licensing, or Server+CAL Licensing?

To put an answer to this thread,

I just wanted to let everyone know that we went with Server Licensing, and purchased 1 user.

this is working fine for our client.

 

Cheers

Jared Dalrymple | Technical Consultant | P:+61 7 3423 3551
jared@evolutionmarketing.com.au | Evolution Marketing Services