SQL Server Versions / OS Requirements

Background

Still caught in the throng of upgrading MS SQL Server instances to the latest supported by individual applications.

But, in all honesty the holding cell is more likely the age of the machine, bitness (32 or 64 bit),  and the underlying OS.

OS Requirements Matrix

SQL Server Version OS Version – Server OS Version – Desktop Link
MS Windows
SQL 2016 Windows 2012, Windows 2016 Windows 8, Windows 10  Link
SQL 2014 Windows 2016, Windows 2012/R2, Windows 2012, Windows 2008/R2, Windows 2008 Windows 8, Windows 7  Link
SQL 2012 Windows 2012, Windows 2008/R2 Windows 8, Windows 7,
Windows Vista
 Link
SQL 2008-R2  Windows 2012, Windows 2008/R2, Windows 2008, Windows  2003  Windows 7, Windows Vista  Link
SQL 2008 Windows 2012, Windows 2008/R2, Windows 2008, Windows  2003  Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7  Link
SQL 2005  Windows 2003, Window 2000  Windows XP  Link

 

References

  1. Microsoft
    • Docs / SQL / SQL Server / Install
      • Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server
        • SQL Server v2016
          Link
        • SQL Server v2014
          Link
        • SQL Server v2012
          Link
        • SQL Server v2008-R2
          Link
        • SQL Server v2008
          Link
  2. Pearson
    • Inform IT
      • v2005
        • SQL Server Robert Beatty, SQL Server 2005 Setup and Deployment
          Link

 

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