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Hitesh_sri
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Need SQL Server for Power BI Report Server ?

Do we require SQL Server with Power BI report server?

can we use existing SQL Server license with Power BI Report server or we need to add new one?

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d_gosbell
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@Hitesh_sri wrote:

Do we require SQL Server with Power BI report server?


Yes Power BI Report Server requires a SQL Server database for it's back end repository

 


@Hitesh_sri wrote:

can we use existing SQL Server license with Power BI Report server or we need to add new one?


Yes, you can use an existing SQL Server. Or if you don't have an existing one that is suitable Power BI Report Server comes with a limited use license for SQL Server so you could install a new instance on your Report Server provided it is only used for the Report Server databases and does not handle any other workloads.

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V-pazhen-msft
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@Hitesh_sri 

To use Report Server, you need to either have Power Bi Premium or SQL Server Enterprise Edition. And there is no additional licenses in Report Server itself. You can use all features with the above 2 licences. 

What is Power BI Report Server? - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

 

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Paul Zheng _ Community Support Team
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V-pazhen-msft
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@Hitesh_sri 

To use Report Server, you need to either have Power Bi Premium or SQL Server Enterprise Edition. And there is no additional licenses in Report Server itself. You can use all features with the above 2 licences. 

What is Power BI Report Server? - Power BI | Microsoft Docs

 

Vpazhenmsft_0-1628578738667.png

 

 

Paul Zheng _ Community Support Team
If this post helps, please Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

d_gosbell
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Super User


@Hitesh_sri wrote:

Do we require SQL Server with Power BI report server?


Yes Power BI Report Server requires a SQL Server database for it's back end repository

 


@Hitesh_sri wrote:

can we use existing SQL Server license with Power BI Report server or we need to add new one?


Yes, you can use an existing SQL Server. Or if you don't have an existing one that is suitable Power BI Report Server comes with a limited use license for SQL Server so you could install a new instance on your Report Server provided it is only used for the Report Server databases and does not handle any other workloads.

which one is the limited use license for SQL Server ?


@Hitesh_sri wrote:

which one is the limited use license for SQL Server ?


There is no separate license, it's part of the Power BI Report Server licensing.

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