Unable to install SQL Server on Windows 11

Vishal Sanap 6 Reputation points

Hi Team,

I am trying to install SQL Server database on Windows 11 OS machine which is having 16gb Ram/512sdd.

Every time i am getting error data based engine Service failed error,


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  1. Ronen Ariely 14,641 Reputation points MVP


    (1) Which version of SQL Server?

    Note: SQL Server 2016 and older versions are not supported on Windows Server 2022 or Windows 11.

    i am getting error data based engine Service failed error,

    (2) What is the exact full error message? Find the installation log file and provide full information pls.


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  2. YufeiShao-msft 6,986 Reputation points

    Hi @Vishal Sanap


    It is recommended to try to download the latest version of SQL 2019, SQL Server 2016 and older versions are not supported on Windows 11.

    If SQL Server 2019 does not work when installed on Windows 11, here is a thread you can see: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/541099/sql-server-2019-windows-11.html?page=2&pageSize=10&sort=oldest


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  3. Kent Peters 1 Reputation point

    I have followed 10 different ways to try to install sql server 2019 express on Windows 11. Then I see that supposably Sql Server 2019 express is not compatible with Windows 11.
    Is there really anyway sql server 2019 express can be installed on Windows 11?