Will SSMS 2008 R2 Express with Advanced Services not work on Windows XP? RRS feed

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  • We're working on using SQL Server 2008 R2 Express for a new application we're writing.  I've developed this on a Windows 7 Ultimate box (32-bit).  I've got to put the database on both Win7 machines, and maybe Windows XP Pro machines.  I'm currently downloading the SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM Express with Advanced Services, because I want the GUI interface for managing the SQL Express database.  However, I just discovered on that page, that apparently the Advances Services are not supported on Windows XP.  But if I look on these forums I see people saying that it is supported on Windows XP, at least, if I read it correctly, the 32-bit version of Windows XP.

    So, is SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM Express with Advanced Services supported on Windows XP Pro 32-bit, or not?


    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 5:10 PM


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  • Hi Rod, the official answer is that it is supported on Windows XP SP3 Professional according to the Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2008 R2 found here:


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    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 5:40 PM
  • That's good to know, Samuel, thanks.


    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:05 PM