No, I don't think that is the whole truth. I don't have access to the server license, as I'm an employer to the company licensing the enterprise edition. So I don't have a license file or such to run the local server on the enterprise level. However, I'm a paying subscriber to the cloud edition, where - as it seems to me - a seperate server is provided, as it listens on the 8084 by default and not the 8087, like the enterprise server.
At work, the git like two step workflow is not used, because they are handling a big chunk of binary data, working with Unreal. I on the other side am, working with Unity, which uses text files for serialization. Therefor, and because the connection issues I sometimes encounter, would like to keep the two step workflow for the cloud based projects.
If I try to work with the existing configuration, the sync view tries to connect with a server at 127.0.0.1:8084, which doesn't respond, as there is none. What I need now - at least from my understanding - is a local server licensed to your cloud service, just as the cloud edition provides. Or may this be only a configuration issue? At least it didn't run out of the box after installing the enterprise client on my machine with the previous cloud edition. The only server running locally runs at 8087, is an enterprise one and expects a license before expiring from the evaluation period.
I can run the cloud projects with the one step workflow, so I don't have a problem to connect with the cloud projects in general. I'm "simply" missing the local server between the client and the cloud to be utilized for cloud projects, while the enterprise server hosted by my employee uses the single step workflow.