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  • in SQL Server 2016 installation, the OS requirement is 64 bit OS, but in Microsoft website ms143506, Server 2008 R2 is not listed as supported Operating System. 

    Will SQL Server 2016 runs in Server 2008 R2 OS?

    Friday, March 17, 2017 1:21 PM

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  • Friday, March 17, 2017 1:24 PM
  • in SQL Server 2016 installation, the OS requirement is 64 bit OS, but in Microsoft website ms143506, Server 2008 R2 is not listed as supported Operating System. 

    Will SQL Server 2016 runs in Server 2008 R2 OS?

    SQL Server 2016 is supported on windows server 2012 and above not on Windows server 2008 r2. But you may be able to install ( if you have some testing to do) it does not supported does not means you cannot install. Plus small note from Installation support matrix

    Exceptions to the operating system support noted in this section are the following Business Intelligence features, which can be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later:
    • Reporting Services - SharePoint

    • Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint products


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    Friday, March 17, 2017 2:53 PM