A common mistake when evaluating a new Microsoft® Project is the lack of understanding the licensing requirements of software used in conjunction with one or more Microsoft® products.

An example of this is in order to use SQL Server® software, a server needs to be assigned both a SQL Server® license and an operating system (Windows Server®) license.

In order to avoid under licensing and under budgeting I have put together a short list of the most common Microsoft® software and other Microsoft® software associated licenses that are required to use that software.

 

How to Use the Table

Identify the product you want to license in the left hand column under ‘Product’. The right hand ‘Dependency’ column describes the software licenses that you need in order to be properly licensed to run the Product and other products used in conjunction with it.

 

ProductDependency
Exchange Server® 2010 Enterprise/Standard EditionWindows Server®
Forefront Identity Manager 2010

Windows Server®,

SQL Server®

Forefront Threat Management Gateway Standard and Enterprise EditionsWindows Server®
Lync Server® 2010

Windows Server®,

SQL Server®

SharePoint® Foundation Server,

SharePoint Server® 2010,

SharePoint Server® for Internet Sites Standard and Enterprise

Windows Server®,

SQL Server®

Project Server® 2010

Windows Server®,

SharePoint Server® 2010,

SQL Server®

System Center® Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Windows Server®,

SQL Server®

System Center® Operations Manager 2007 R2

Windows Server®,

SQL Server®

System Center® Service Manager 2010

Windows Server®,

SQL Server®

Windows 7® Professional Desktop Operating System UpgradeQualified Windows® Desktop Operating System from an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), retailer (Full Packaged Product – FPP) or through the Get Genuine Windows® Agreement (GGWA).
Microsoft® Desktop Optimization Pack

Windows® Desktop Operating System from an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), retailer (Full Packaged Product – FPP), through the Get Genuine Windows® Agreement (GGWA),

active Software Assurance

Windows Server® 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services CALWindows Server® CAL or Core CAL Suite or Enterprise CAL Suite
Exchange Server® 2010 Enterprise CAL

Exchange Server® 2010 Standard CAL, or;

Core CAL Suite

SharePoint Server® 2010 Enterprise CALSharePoint Server®® 2010 Standard CAL or Core CAL Suite

Nov 2016