I have installed SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition on one of my VM last week to use one of the HR Software for my employees. We have around 500 Employees who are using HR Software in daily basic for checking their payroll, attendance, etc..
I have created dedicated SQL Accounts called "HRUser" and DB Connection String is using this account for HR Software.
Now I am planning to license my SQL 2016 STD license and I am not sure what kind of License I should purchase.
Is that possible to purchase SQL STD 2016 Base License with 1 user CAL (because connection string is using "HRUser"account only)?
(or) Do I have to buy SQL STD 2016 Base License with 500 user CAL?
(or) what is the best way to license?
I would be appreciated if anyone of you could help me for licensing. Thanks in advance.