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our customers run SQL Anywhere 12 in a client/server environment. They have a Network Server installed and connect to from client machines (workstations). The licensing ist per-seat based, i.e. not cpu-based. Does per-seat licensing authorize our customers to install the application (i.e. the application that connets to the SQL Anywhere server) on as many client machines they want, as long the license file restricts the number of users to the purchased nummer of licenses?

asked 06 Dec '11, 11:00

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I would recommend visiting the SQL Anywhere Licensing page. This page provides definitions for the different license types (including perseat) and some examples to help you understand the different types and some subtleties that may arise in practice.

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answered 06 Dec '11, 11:51

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The only way your clients will be out of compliance is if they connect to the db with Citrix or Terminal Server. Sybase uses the network address to count connections, i.e. 10 users connecting to the db with an app run from Citrix or Remote Desktop, looks like 1 connection. There is a stored procedure (sa_conn_info) that your app can call to get the number of connections.

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answered 07 Dec '11, 05:24

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Perseat license restricts number of simultaneous connections to the server, not quantity of the PCs with SA client installed.

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answered 07 Dec '11, 06:16

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