For performance reasons we are thinking about moving our SSRS installation to a separate server. Since you can have a standalone installation of SSRS.

Question being, if we install SSRS (standalone) on a new server with X cores. Do we need a separate enterprise license for this server?

Is there a licensing cost for installing standalone SSRS?

Or is the license used from the instance where the ReportServerDB is located ?

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You will need to buy a separate license for the server running SSRS. Unless you have a virtual host where you have bought an enterprise license for every core in the server (see the chapter on Licensing for Maximum Virtualization)

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