Project Server 2010 Licensing RRS feed

  • Question

  • My company is considering installing Project Server 2010 and we have a question concerning CALs. According to a document we have, the following CALs are required:

    • Project Server CAL
    • SharePoint Standard CAL
    • SharePoint Enterprise CAL
    • SQL Server CAL
    • Windows Server CAL

    Our question is, is it necessary for every user in the company who needs to access PWA to have all 5 of these CALs? I know that if I have Project Pro 2010, I already have the Project Server CAL. Do I need the other 4?

    If the answer is yes, it seems excessive to require so many CALs for a single application.

    Thx - Shane

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:15 PM

All replies

  • Indeed you need the following 5 licences for users to access Project Server 2010:

    • Microsoft Project Server 2010 CAL (for PWA only users) OR Project Professional 2010 (Project Professional 2010 includes a Project Server 2010 CAL)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 CAL
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (or 2008) CAL
    • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard CAL
    • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise CAL

    Hope this helps.

    Guillaume Rouyre - MBA, MCP, MCTS

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:31 PM
  • Well, while the list of CALs is correct, epending upon your licensing model for Windows and SQL Server, your users might already have those CALs already. In addition, if your users have a SharePoint CAL anywhere else in the orifganiation, it still applies. 

    All in all, it might be useful fro you to talk to a Microsoft licensing representative, as the model depends upon each organization.

    And finally, If you are just starting out with Project Server, I suggest you look at the latest version, especially Project Online +project Lite, which makes the whole licensing model super easy.

    Prasanna Adavi,PMP,MCTS,MCITP,MCT

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:42 PM
  • Shane,

    For Project Server alone without any SharePoint customization Project Server CAL and Project Professional CALs(which includes Project Server CAL) are the only CALs required.

    Please refer the link below

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 6:43 AM
  • Meghask,

    that is not correct. In the same page, please refer to the software depndency sheet which indicates other licenses needed, in additon to project server CALs.

    Prasanna Adavi,PMP,MCTS,MCITP,MCT

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:48 AM
  • Thanks, everyone. I believe my question has been answered.
    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:42 PM
  • You're more than welcome Shane.

    Please mark any useful reply as an answer so we can close this thread.


    Guillaume Rouyre - MBA, MCP, MCTS

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:44 PM