Supported Database Versions

Standard/Enterprise Editions:
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 & SP3 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1* (32-bit & 64-bit)

Express Editions:
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 & SP3 (32-bit)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1* (32-bit & 64-bit)

Supported Operating Systems

Database Supported Operating System(s) Minimum OS Version Maximum OS Version
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 & SP3 (32-bit) Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) Final SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) Final SP1*
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 & SP3 (64-bit) Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T)) SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T)) Final SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T)) Final SP1*
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit) or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1* (32-bit) Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) Final SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) Final SP1*
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 (64-bit) or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1* (64-bit) Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T)) SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T)) Final SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T)) Final SP1*
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express SP2 & SP3 (32-bit) Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) Final SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) Final SP1*
Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional Edition (32-bit)   SP1*
Windows XP Professional Edition (32-bit) SP3 SP3
Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business (32-bit) SP2 SP2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express SP2 (32-bit) or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express R2 SP1* (32-bit) Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) Final SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (32-bit) Final SP1*
Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional Edition (32-bit)   SP1*
Windows XP Professional Edition (32-bit) SP3 SP3
Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business (32-bit) SP2 SP2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express SP2 (64-bit) or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express R2 SP1* (64-bit) Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T)) SP2 SP2
Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T)) Final SP2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise & Datacenter (64-bit (EM64T)) Final SP1*
Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional Edition (64-bit (EM64T))   SP1*
Windows XP Professional Edition (64-bit (EM64T)) SP2 SP2
Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business (64-bit (EM64T)) SP2 SP2

*Support begins at ArcSDE 10 SP3.

Limitations

SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 Spatial Types (Geography and Geometry) are supported with 9.3 SP1, binary supported at 9.3 Final.

Windows 7, Vista and XP
Only instances of SQL Server Express are supported on Windows 7, Vista and XP operating systems in a production environment.  When used with Standard or Enterprise editions of SQL Server, Windows 7, Vista and XP operating systems are supported for testing and application development use only.

Windows XP is only supported with the Developer Edition of SQL Server.

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