With Windows 8 Consumer Preview released I thought it would be good to clarify for our users which SQL Server Express versions will be supported on Windows 8. Here they are:

  • SQL Server 2008 Express SP3 and above.
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1 and above.
  • SQL Server 2012 Express.

Additional Notes:

  • SQL Server 2005 Express will not be suported on Windows 8.
  • SQL Server Express is not supported on Windows on ARM.

I hope you find this summary useful.

- Krzysztof Kozielczyk

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