Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Compact, Developer, Embedded, Enterprise, Enterprise for Itanium-based Systems, Enterprise X64, Express, Express with Advanced Services, Standard, Standard for Itanium-based Systems, Standard X64, Workgroup


Support for this product has ended. See migration guidance below.

Support dates are shown in the Pacific Time Zone (PT) - Redmond, WA, USA.

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 2006-01-14T00:00:00.000-08:00 2011-04-12T22:59:59.999-08:00 2016-04-12T22:59:59.999-08:00


Version Start Date End Date
Service Pack 4 2010-12-13T00:00:00.000-08:00 2016-04-12T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 3 2008-12-15T00:00:00.000-08:00 2012-01-10T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 2 2007-02-19T00:00:00.000-08:00 2010-01-12T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 1 2006-04-18T00:00:00.000-08:00 2008-04-08T22:59:59.999-08:00
Original Release 2006-01-14T00:00:00.000-08:00 2007-07-10T22:59:59.999-08:00


Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition released February 19, 2007.


  • Compact
  • Developer
  • Embedded
  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise for Itanium-based Systems
  • Enterprise X64
  • Express
  • Express with Advanced Services
  • Standard
  • Standard for Itanium-based Systems
  • Standard X64
  • Workgroup