Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Datacenter, Developer, Enterprise, Express, Express with Advanced Services, for Embedded Systems, Standard, Standard Edition for Small Business, Web, Workgroup

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 2008 R2 2010-07-20T00:00:00.000-08:00 2014-07-08T22:59:59.999-08:00 2019-07-09T22:59:59.999-08:00


Version Start Date End Date
Extended Security Update Year 4 (Azure only) 2022-07-13T00:00:00.000-08:00 2023-07-11T22:59:59.999-08:00
Extended Security Update Year 3 2021-07-14T00:00:00.000-08:00 2022-07-12T22:59:59.999-08:00
Extended Security Update Year 2 2020-07-15T00:00:00.000-08:00 2021-07-13T22:59:59.999-08:00
Extended Security Update Year 1 2019-07-10T00:00:00.000-08:00 2020-07-14T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 3 2014-07-07T00:00:00.000-08:00 2019-07-09T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 2 2012-07-26T00:00:00.000-08:00 2015-10-13T22:59:59.999-08:00
Service Pack 1 2011-07-12T00:00:00.000-08:00 2013-10-08T22:59:59.999-08:00
Original Release 2010-07-20T00:00:00.000-08:00 2012-07-10T22:59:59.999-08:00


*Extended Security Updates (ESU) are available for the Datacenter, Standard, Enterprise, and Embedded editions of this product, for up to an additional three years past the end of support. Contact your Microsoft partner or account team to learn more.


For IA64 only, SP2 will be supported until 7/9/2019. See the SQL Release Services blog for more information.


  • Datacenter
  • Developer
  • Enterprise
  • Express
  • Express with Advanced Services
  • for Embedded Systems
  • Standard
  • Standard Edition for Small Business
  • Web
  • Workgroup