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skoritala Frequent Visitor
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Power BI Report Server Licensing

HI,

 

      We have SQL Enterprise Edition + Software Assurance. We installed the Power BI Report Server on our internal production server.

 

Question 1)

      But, we need to install the Power BI Report Server on the dev and QA machines. What License number should I use during the installation?

 

Question 2)

      I develop the SSRS/Power BI reports and upload them to the Power BI Report Server. Do I need the pro license?

 

Thank you,

 

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Community Support Team
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

Hi @skoritala,

 

Question 1

Yes.

 

Question 2

In Power BI Report Server, “publisher” users who publish Power BI reports to the report server for others to access need Power BI Pro licenses, whereas “reader” users who merely view reports don’t need any per-user licenses.

 

Regards,
Yuliana Gu

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Community Support Team
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

Hi @skoritala,

 

Question 1

Since you have a SQL Server Enterprise SA agreement, you can get your product key for Report Server from the Volume Licensing Service Center. When you install Power BI Report Server, you should enter the product key.

 

Question 2

Both Power BI Free license and Power BI Pro license are OK.

 

Best regards,
Yuliana Gu

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skoritala Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

Hello,

 

Re: Question 1

 

      Does that mean I use the same license key for Prod, QA and Dev?

 

Re: Question 2

 

      What is Power BI Free License.

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

Hi @skoritala,

 

Question 1

Yes.

 

Question 2

In Power BI Report Server, “publisher” users who publish Power BI reports to the report server for others to access need Power BI Pro licenses, whereas “reader” users who merely view reports don’t need any per-user licenses.

 

Regards,
Yuliana Gu

Community Support Team _ Yuliana Gu
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Community Support Team
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

Hi @skoritala,

 

Sorry, I made some mistake in my original post. I have updated my reply, please have a look at it.

 

Regards,
Yuliana Gu

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dexterz Regular Visitor
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

QA,Test you can use sql server evaluation.

skoritala Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI Report Server Licensing

Thank you for the input.