How do I install SQL Server 2008 R2 on Server 2012? RRS feed

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  • I have enabled 3.5 and below on the server but its still says it is not compatible with Server 2012.
    Thursday, December 27, 2012 1:10 AM


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  • HI there,

    I am sure you can install sql2008R2 on a windows 2012 server without any SP's. Make sure your bit value. You can install 32bit on a 64 bit machine. If your windows server is 2012 64 bit then it shouldn't be a problem.

    Check out that information



    Thursday, December 27, 2012 1:56 AM
  • Hello,

    Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2 is required to install on Windows Server 2012. For more information:


    Try a slipstream installation of SQL Server 2008 R2 + SP1.


    Hope this helps.


    Alberto Morillo

    • Proposed as answer by Maggie Luo Sunday, December 30, 2012 4:09 PM
    • Marked as answer by Maggie Luo Sunday, January 6, 2013 12:34 PM
    Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:46 AM
  • Would you please share screen shot from the error?

    and what edition of SQL server are you installing ?

    what is the edition of the OS ?

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    Thursday, December 27, 2012 11:10 PM