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Project Server 2010 and Project Pro 2010 Licensing RRS feed

  • Question

  • How do we license Project Server 2010 and how do we license each workstation connecting to it? What i know is that we need to purchase Project Pro 2010 client, which is the only edition that can connect to the Project Server, install them accordingly on each workstation. But my question is, are there any CALs associated besides the Project Pro 2010 client or is the CAL already bundled with the client?
    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 9:39 PM

Answers

  • In addition to Bens and Andrews great post, you should also know that you have different ways of licencing your project server application.

    As already mentioned:

    - Each project professional license also includes a CAL
    - non project professional users only need a CAL

    in Addition to this information you can also:

    - for Project Server you will also need a SharePoint Server license and a so called eCAL ( Enterprise Cal) for SharePoint. This is the minimum requirement to run Proejct Server 2010.

    - instead of a user CAL have a device CAL, meaning that a many users can logon to the same device to use PWA, so you only need one license per device. ( I personally have never see this one beeing used, but MS offers it)

    - you can have a Server license for Project Server that does not require a CAL. This license is attractive for ogranisations with more than 500-1000 users. This server license is a per CPU license and is generally very expensive, but if you have thousands of users that is overall cheaper.

    - you need to make sure that you also consider the secodnary license as Ben mentioned ( SQL Server license and CAL, Windows Server license, SharePoint license etc)

    The best idea is to contact your local license provider. That way you will know exactly what suites you best.

    I hope this helps


    Marc Soester [MVP] http://marcsoester.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by conderosa Thursday, August 12, 2010 2:34 PM
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:03 PM
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  • Project Pro comes bundled with a CAL.  Other users without Project Pro (i.e. team members) need a CAL to access Project Server.

    You should post any follow up questions to the Project Server forum.  You'll get better answers over there.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:40 AM
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  • Thanks Andrew,

    Just to clarify, does that mean that any team members who don't have any Project Pro 2010 on their workstation only needs the CAL or do they need both?

    Thanks.

    P.S. Just to let you know, I was pointed on this part of the forum for a similar question.

    Thanks.
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:44 PM
  • In addition to Andrew's correct answer, for 2010, for each user you will also need a SharePoint Enterprise CAL and SQL CAL, as well as sharepoint Enterprise and SQL Server licences (oh and Windows server licences and CALs).
    Ben Howard [MVP] http://appleparkltd.spaces.live.com/
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 9:46 PM
    Moderator
  • In addition to Bens and Andrews great post, you should also know that you have different ways of licencing your project server application.

    As already mentioned:

    - Each project professional license also includes a CAL
    - non project professional users only need a CAL

    in Addition to this information you can also:

    - for Project Server you will also need a SharePoint Server license and a so called eCAL ( Enterprise Cal) for SharePoint. This is the minimum requirement to run Proejct Server 2010.

    - instead of a user CAL have a device CAL, meaning that a many users can logon to the same device to use PWA, so you only need one license per device. ( I personally have never see this one beeing used, but MS offers it)

    - you can have a Server license for Project Server that does not require a CAL. This license is attractive for ogranisations with more than 500-1000 users. This server license is a per CPU license and is generally very expensive, but if you have thousands of users that is overall cheaper.

    - you need to make sure that you also consider the secodnary license as Ben mentioned ( SQL Server license and CAL, Windows Server license, SharePoint license etc)

    The best idea is to contact your local license provider. That way you will know exactly what suites you best.

    I hope this helps


    Marc Soester [MVP] http://marcsoester.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by conderosa Thursday, August 12, 2010 2:34 PM
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:03 PM
    Moderator
  • In addition to Bens and Andrews great post, you should also know that you have different ways of licencing your project server application.

    As already mentioned:

    - Each project professional license also includes a CAL
    - non project professional users only need a CAL

    in Addition to this information you can also:

    - for Project Server you will also need a SharePoint Server license and a so called eCAL ( Enterprise Cal) for SharePoint. This is the minimum requirement to run Proejct Server 2010.

    - instead of a user CAL have a device CAL, meaning that a many users can logon to the same device to use PWA, so you only need one license per device. ( I personally have never see this one beeing used, but MS offers it)

    - you can have a Server license for Project Server that does not require a CAL. This license is attractive for ogranisations with more than 500-1000 users. This server license is a per CPU license and is generally very expensive, but if you have thousands of users that is overall cheaper.

    - you need to make sure that you also consider the secodnary license as Ben mentioned ( SQL Server license and CAL, Windows Server license, SharePoint license etc)

    The best idea is to contact your local license provider. That way you will know exactly what suites you best.

    I hope this helps


    Marc Soester [MVP] http://marcsoester.blogspot.com
    Thanks a lot Marc. This answer is a great help to our team!
    Thursday, August 12, 2010 2:37 PM
  • Hi,

    I'm with Microsoft's Commericial Presales and Licensing team, and I would just like to point out that Project Server is NOT available as a per CPU license at this time.  I'm assuming Marc was actually referring to something else (SQL Server per processor licensing maybe?).

    So just to reiterate, Project Server is available only in the per server/CAL licensing model.  Everything else in his response is correct.

    Best,

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 8:51 PM
  • By the way, SharePoint Server CALs are additive. You must purchase a SharePoint Standard CAL in addition to the SharePoint Enterprise CAL. Purchasing the SharePoint Server license and SharePoint Enterprise CALs (in addition to Windows Server and SQL licenses and CALs) will not be sufficient unless the SharePoint Standard CAL is also purchased.

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010 12:21 AM
  • Hi Dan,

    Thank you for correcting my post. I was under the impression that there is a non CAL license. I know this was the case in the past and I thought this would have come in 2010 as well.
    Thanks


    Marc Soester [MVP] http://marcsoester.blogspot.com
    Sunday, December 5, 2010 10:29 PM
    Moderator
  • Just goes to show how confusing and mis-understood MS' licencing is - I've learnt some things from the post so thanks to all who responded!
    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web
    Tuesday, December 7, 2010 8:48 AM
    Moderator
  • We have a site license for Sharepoint and our users have licenses per person for Project 2007.  Which kind of user will be required to purchase the CAL to access a new installation of Project Server 2007 – the clients who run Project 2007 desktop version or my resources on a project who will go in and update the tasks? Or both? A second question – if we purchase the 2010 version of Project Server, will the Project 2007 clients be licensed to connect? 

    Thanks,

    Leslie

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:07 PM
  • So, being in a smaller company that is growing, does MS Project Server 2010 even make sense anymore?  I have to buy a Project Server license, cals, sharepoint and i am assuming sql server?  My reseller suggested i use version 2007 which does not require all these items.  Am i missing something?
    Monday, January 3, 2011 8:34 PM
  • Is there a limit to the number of users that can login to a device CAL for Project Server at the same time? 
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:03 PM
  • A single device CAL can only be used by a single user at a time.  If you are thinking of using Terminal Services or something similar, then you will need a CAL for each concurrent user or a CAL per user.

    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:07 PM
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  • What if the device CAL is being used on a template for a roaming profile that allows multiple users to login to the device? How many instances of MS Project can be running concurrently? 
    Monday, November 13, 2017 8:41 PM
  • Hi Bluebird_21,

    From my understanding you will need CAL for each concurrent instance of MS Project.  However, for licencing advice you should check with a Microsoft Licencing Specialist.


    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:06 AM
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