Product Installation Notes
It is highly recommended for all platforms that you upgrade to the latest Windows Service Pack and critical updates available from www.windowsupdate.com to ensure the best compatibility and security. Installation of the latest Windows Service Pack may be required on some operating systems.
SQL Server Installation Requirements
- Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (minimum requirement)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Express, Standard or Enterprise Editions)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (Express, Standard or Enterprise Editions)
- Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (Express, Standard or Enterprise Editions)
- Windows 7
- Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
All of the following attributes must equal or exceed the minimum specification.
- Processor: At least Multi Core CPU over 2.4GHz (Recommended)
- Memory: Minimum 4 GB Ram for SQL Server Express Advanced Services includes Database Engine, SQL Server Management Studio Express, Full Text Search and Reporting Services.
- Hard Drive: 20 GB Free HDD Space