Each computer on which the Report Server and the Report Server Database are installed must have a valid SQL Server 2000 license.
Two licensing options are available for SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services:
• Per-processor licensing. Required for extranet or Internet deployments. Requires a single license for each CPU in the operating system instance running Reporting Services. This license does not require any device or user client access licenses (CALs).
Prices for Crystal Reports XI:
Crystal Reports XI Standard Edition (Standard Full Product) (PC) (2006) (Windows 2000 / XP): £150.99
Crystal Reports XI Professional Edition (Professional Solution Suite Upgrade w/Crystal Single Case TS) (PC) (2006) (Windows 2000 / XP)
Buy new: £318.99
Crystal Reports XI Developers Edition (Developer Full Product) (PC) (2006) (Windows 2000 / XP)
Buy new: £461.99
Crystal Reports XI Server Administration Computer Based Training CD (2006) (Windows 2000 / 2003 Server / XP)
Buy new: £504.99
After spending 3 years using Crystal Reports and 1 year using Microsoft SQL Reporting Services I believe that now is the time for me to write an article comparing these two reporting systems. I'm already writing the first chapter and it's going to be with you soon.
A problem was reported early morning today (2/5/2007) with email. This was tracked down to the DNS service of the server's hosting provider and was corrected immediately.
It is likely that this started on early Monday morning (30/4/2007), at the time that the hosting provider made upgrades to the DNS infrastructure.
My sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.