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  • Hi,

    Sorry your question is a bit confusion. You want to install  SQL Server 2012 in a WS2012R2 machine whit 2016?
    Server ? Yes it is possible.

    Work with Multiple Versions and Instances of SQL Server

    The following table shows side-by-side support for SQL Server 2016:

    • SQL Server 2005 (32-bit)
    • SQL Server 2005 (64-bit) x64
    • SQL Server 2008 (32-bit)
    • SQL Server 2008 (64-bit) x64
    • SQL Server 2008 R2 (32-bit)
    • SQL Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) x64
    • SQL Server 2012 (32-bit)
    • SQL Server 2012 (64-bit) x64
    • SQL Server 2014 (32-bit)
    • SQL Server 2014 (64-bit) x64

    If this answer help please mark it as a answer :) Thanks, Ricardo Cabral

    Monday, January 23, 2017 1:01 PM
  • SQL Server 2012 is supported on Windows Server 2012 R2, however, according to documentation, it does not appear to be supported on Windows Server 2016 as of yet:

    Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2012

    [Please mark as answer if this post helps you]

    Hope that helps,

    Phil Streiff, MCDBA, MCITP, MCSA

    Monday, January 23, 2017 1:38 PM
  • Please see " Principal Editions of SQL Server 2012":

    SQL Server 2012 was released before Windows Server 2016, so it is not officially supported. However it may still work.

    Only SQL Server 2014 and 2016 officially support running on Windows Server 2016.

    Monday, January 23, 2017 1:43 PM
  • The MSDN documentation for SQL Server 2012, Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2012, is incorrect.

    SQL Server 2012 actually IS supported on Windows Server 2016, please see for which versions of SQL Server are supported on various versions of Windows and Windows Server.

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:42 AM