I usually don’t post or link to other blogs but this is going to be use full for a lot of my customers our pre-sales consultants. Licensing is a black art and I have not validated the accuracy of the following set, please use this as a guide and always consultant a licensing expert. This post is reposted for my own future reference and the prices are is US dollars.

Orignal: http://www.sharepointblogs.com/mattg/archive/2008/05/12/sharepoint-licensing-a-common-question-i-get-asked.aspx

SharePoint licensing is available in 8 models (if you count all flavours of SharePoint).

WSS – licensed as part of the Windows OS on which it runs, no additional licensing is required unless you use SQL standard/enterprise. A single server solution (using SQL Embedded) requires only the Windows Server license ($1000 per server assuming Win2k3 R2 Standard Edition) and CAL’s (user/device for each user, $40 each assuming purchased in 20 Cal packs). The option of external users can be covered under the Windows External connector license ($2000 per server), this negates the need for CAL’s for external (non-employee) users. It is worth noting that other servers supporting the WSS implementation may require licensing (such as AD or SQL servers) but this depends entirely on the solution.

MOSS Standard – Uses server/CAL licensing model. Each server in the farm (running MOSS) requires a server licence ($4500 per server, note: there is no price difference on Standard vs Enterprise MOSS on the server, the cost is weighted on the CAL). Each user/device requires a CAL ($100 per user/device), this is often included as part of the “Core CAL” in EA’s. As it is unlikely that MOSS will be deployed without separate SQL (SQL Standard or SQL Enterprise) additional licenses for SQL will be required (see SQL licensing below). All Windows Servers used in delivering the solution require licensing (both server and CAL).This can be used for Internal Intranets, Portals, collaboration and BI platforms (etc) and for authenticated access extranets, it cannot be used for public facing (anonymous access) web sites.

MOSS Enterprise – Uses server/CAL licensing model. Each server in the farm (running MOSS) requires a server licence ($4500 per server, note: there is no price difference on Standard vs Enterprise MOSS on the server, the cost is weighted on the CAL). Each user/device requires an Enterprise CAL ($75 per user/device), this is in addition to the “Standard” CAL, the CAL cost for Enterprise MOSS could therefore be taken as $175 . As it is unlikely that MOSS will be deployed without separate SQL (SQL Standard or SQL Enterprise) additional licenses for SQL will be required (see SQL licensing below). All Windows Servers used in delivering the solution require licensing (both server and CAL).This can be used for Internal Intranets, Portals, collaboration and BI platforms (etc) and for authenticated access extranets, it cannot be used for public facing (anonymous access) web sites.

MOSS FISThe MOSSFIS (MOSS For Internet Sites, pronounced MOSSFIZZ) is a server only (no CAL) license for MOSS ($41,000 per server in the farm running MOSS). As it is unlikely that MOSS will be deployed without separate SQL (SQL Standard or SQL Enterprise) additional licenses for SQL will be required (see SQL licensing below). All Windows Servers used in delivering the solution require licensing (both server and CAL).MOSS FIS can be used for public facing (i.e. anonymous access) web sites and for authenticated extranets, it cannot be used for internal only systems (i.e. Internal Intranets, Portals, collaboration and BI platforms, etc).

IFS – InfoPath Forms Server, uses server/CAL licensing model. Each server in the farm (running IFS) requires a server licence ($4500 per server). Each user/device requires a CAL ($55 per user/device). As it is unlikely that IFS will be deployed without separate SQL (SQL Standard or SQL Enterprise) additional licenses for SQL will be required (see SQL licensing below). All Windows Servers used in delivering the solution require licensing (both server and CAL).This can be used for Internal forms (surfaced on Intranets and via LOB systems, etc) and for authenticated access extranets, it cannot be used for public facing (anonymous access) web sites.
IFS FIS – The IFS FIS (IFS For Internet Sites) is a server only (no CAL) license for IFS ($22,000 per server in the farm running IFS). As it is unlikely that IFS will be deployed without separate SQL (SQL Standard or SQL Enterprise) additional licenses for SQL will be required (see SQL licensing below). All Windows Servers used in delivering the solution require licensing (both server and CAL).IFS FIS can be used for public facing (i.e. anonymous access) web sites and for authenticated extranets, it cannot be used for Internal only forms (surfaced on Intranets and via LOB systems, etc).

MOSS Search Standard – The MOSS for Search Standard Edition (MOSS with only search functionality, no ECM, WCM or BI – being replaced with Search Server, see: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/) is a server only (no CAL) license for MOSS SSE ($8,000 per server in the farm running MOSS SSE). As it is unlikely that MOSS will be deployed without separate SQL (SQL Standard or SQL Enterprise) additional licenses for SQL will be required (see SQL licensing below). All Windows Servers used in delivering the solution require licensing (both server and CAL).

MOSS Search Enterprise – The MOSS for Search Enterprise Edition (MOSS with only search functionality, no ECM, WCM or BI – being replaced with Search Server, see: http://www.microsoft.com/enterprisesearch/) is a server only (no CAL) license for MOSS SEE ($58,000 per server in the farm running MOSS SEE). As it is unlikely that MOSS will be deployed without separate SQL (SQL Standard or SQL Enterprise) additional licenses for SQL will be required (see SQL licensing below). All Windows Servers used in delivering the solution require licensing (both server and CAL).

SQL Server – SQL is required for SharePoint (all flavours). WSS will install SQL Embedded by default (although can use SQL Standard or Enterprise). Due the size (in terms of user bases and content storage requirements) of most MOSS implementations either SQL standard or SQL Enterprise is required. With SQL 2005 a 2 node cluster can be created on Standard Edition reducing the requirement for SQL Enterprise in many instances. SQL can be licensed in 2 ways, server/CAL or CPU. Assuming Standard Edition, the Server licence (for each server running SQL, or in a clustered scenario each active node) is around $1000 per server, with CAL’s at around $170. The CPU (sockets, not cores) licence is around $6000/CPU (so a server with 2 quad cores would require 2 CPU licences). The Windows Servers on which SQL is running also require licensing.
Windows Server – A server licence for each windows server – don’t forget “peripheral” systems, one’s that are often missed are ISA and AD… A windows CAL is needed by each user/device accessing the “system”. Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard will cost $1000 with CAL’s at $40 per user/device assuming purchased in 20 CAL packs…