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cost of sql server 2008 r2 standard

6:49 am on Jun 15, 2013 (gmt 0)

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We are in need of having a sql server 2008 r2 (standard edition) in a single server. The processor is core i5 with 4 cores. How much will it cost (yearly basis)
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You generally need a PhD to figure out Microsoft's licensing schemes...

It depends on how you're going to use it- internal connections only (probably need Server/CAL licensing) or connecting with a web server (probably need per processor licensing). If going with a per processor license, you could get a license for all 4 cores, or you could license fewer and configure SQL Server not to use the extra cores for DB tasks.

Licensing costs are a 1-time deal, not yearly.

Costs can vary depending on where you buy them.