SQL Server Supported Operating Systems

Below is a quick reference guide of operating systems supported by the various SQL Server versions

Windows

Windows Server20082008 R220122012 R220162019
SQL Server 2005
SQL Server 2008✔ 7✔ 5
SQL Server 2008 R2✔ 6✔ 4
SQL Server 2012✔ 3✔ 2
SQL Server 2014✔ 9✔ 8✔ 1
SQL Server 2016✖ 10
SQL Server 2017
SQL Server 2019
  1. Requires SQL Server 2014 SP1 or later ref: here
  2. Requires SQL Server 2012 SP2 or later ref: here
  3. Requires SQL Server 2012 SP1 or later ref: here
  4. Requires SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 or later ref: here
  5. Requires SQL Server 2008 SP3 or later ref: here
  6. Requires SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later ref: here
  7. Requires SQL Server 2008 SP3 or later ref: here
  8. Requires Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later ref: here
  9. Requires Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later ref: here
  10. Reporting Services – SharePoint & Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint products can both be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP2 or later ref: here

Linux


SQL Server 2017SQL Server 2019
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 or 7.4 Workstation, Server, and Desktop
SUSE Enterprise Linux Server v12 SP2
Ubuntu 16.04LTS
  • SQL Server 2017 ref: here
  • SQL Server 2019 ref: here

Docker

SQL Server 2017SQL Server 2019
Docker Engine 1.8+ on Windows, Mac, or Linux
  • SQL Server 2017 ref: here
  • SQL Server 2019 ref: here

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