What license do I need for SCCM?
If you are already using SCCM, you must be using Microsoft Server/CAL (Client Access License) and Client Management Licenses (CMLs) licensing model. As per the Microsoft documentation here, SCCM licenses are part of the Core CAL Suite.
Do you need CALs with Windows Datacenter?
Windows Server Standard and Datacenter editions continue to require Windows Server CALs for every user or device accessing a server (see the Product Terms for exceptions), or Windows Server External Connector licenses for servers accessed by external users.
How much does an SCCM license cost?
SCCM can cost anywhere from $1M over three years for a typical 5,000 endpoint deployment and up to $14M a year for 200,000 endpoints according to IBM. This greatly outweighs the initial cost of an SCCM license, which costs $1,323 or is even included in Microsoft Software Assurance licensing.
What does System Center include?
Both System Center Datacentre Edition and Standard Edition include the following components: Configuration Manager. Data Protection Manager. Endpoint Protection.
What is the difference between Standard and Datacenter?
The Standard edition is designed for small-to-medium-sized organizations that need no more than two instances of the server software in a virtual operating system. The Datacenter edition is optimized for large-scale virtualization; its license allows one server to run an unlimited number of Windows Server instances.
Is CAL license necessary?
CALs are required by Microsoft licensing for all users or devices that access Windows Server Standard or Windows Server Datacenter. When a customer buys Windows Server Standard or Datacenter, they receive a server license that allows them to install the operating system on one computer.
Do you have to pay for SCCM?
In 2012, Microsoft started including the SCCM licensing at no additional charge with most campus agreements. That essentially delivered all of the functionality and benefits of SCCM to IT for free, with no ongoing ownership or licensing costs (outside that of the university’s campus agreement with Microsoft).
Do I need to pay for SCCM?
For example, SCCM requires both a server and client management license to be purchased. The Standard management license (ML) has a list price of $1,323 that licenses two Operating System Environments (OSEs). The Datacenter ML price is $3,607 for unlimited OSEs per two physical processor sockets.