If I purchase Windows Server 2003 with 5 CAL, and then SQL Server 2000 with 10 CAL, will I be able to have 10 concurrent connections to the database? I'm under the impression that the Windows Server 2003 CAL dictate access to things like file and print sharing. Also, when purchasing a PowerEdge 1800, the default SQL Server 2000 Workgroup edition has 5 CAL. I see a CAL license pack for SQL Server 2000 below for $548, but it doesn't say how many additional CAL it provides. What's the easiest way to get to 10 CAL for SQL Server 2000? Finally, can someone tell me what NFI means as is used so often in the context of OEM,NFI?
If you have 5 CALs for Windows Server, that means 5 people can connect at the same time to share files/print at the same time. 10 CALs for SQL means 10 clients can directly connect to SQL at the same time (like using enterprise manager). If you have a web app that talks to SQL, you only need what comes with the default, cause usually its only that one web server that talks to the database.
I googled for NFI since I never heard of that term before. I doubt it stands for "No Freaking Idea" but thats all I came up with in 5 minutes.
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