Are SQL server 2012 & 2014, compatible with Windows 10 Enterprise Edition?

rancan 1 Reputation point


I want to help a customer that has problem with installing a software. So, when the software is installed, it's supposed to also install third part software including SQL server 2014, sql server 2012 native client, SQL server 2008 setup support files and R2 management objects.

The customers have Windows 10 Enterprise installed. But they said they have trouble in installing the software (unsuccessful on 'installing the SQL' part).

Just wondering, is SQL server 2014 compatible with Windows 10 Enterprise? or is it because of the security?

Do you have any recommendation on resolving SQL install issues on Windows 10 Enterprise?

Thank you.

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  1. Vaibhav Chaudhari 38,681 Reputation points

    Please check the software requirements for installing SQL 2014 here


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  2. AmeliaGu-MSFT 13,971 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @rancan ,
    What version of SQL Server 2012 &2014 do you want to install?
    According to this doc, SQL Server 2014 Developer edition should be updated to at least SP3 for it to be supported on Windows 10. And SQL Server 2012 Developer edition should be updated to at least SP4 for it to be supported on Windows 10.


    Please refer to SQL Server 2014: Hardware and Software Requirements and Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2012 which might help.

    resolving SQL install issues on Windows 10 Enterprise

    Could you please share us SQL Server Setup log within %programfiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\nnn\Setup Bootstrap\Log? Please refer to View and Read SQL Server Setup Log Files.
    Best Regards,

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