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Windows Server 2003 – End of Microsoft Support July 14 2015

Just under a year out from this blog post, Microsoft will end the support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14th 2015. This means no more security patches or bug fixes will be available. So if you are running Windows Server 2003 you need to plan for this date and the impact it will have on your server(s). If you intend sticking with Windows Server after July 14th 2015 then you will need to have a custom support agreement with Microsoft to receive any new issues or updates.

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Greg Olsen
YellowDuckGuy

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Windows Server & SQL Server Supported Versions

This post will provide a quick snapshot of the supported versions of Windows Server and SQL Server for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. This posting will also be a quick reference post for me in the future.

 

Windows Server

 

The following Microsoft Windows Server editions and versions are supported for running Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 (x64 versions) or Windows Server 2008 Standard R2
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 (x64 versions) or Windows Server 2008 Enterprise R2
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter SP2 (x64 versions) or Windows Server 2008 Datacenter R2
  • Windows Web Server 2008 SP2 (x64 versions) or Windows Web Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium x64
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard x64
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

    Note:
    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 13 or a later is required with Windows Server 2012. Update Rollup 13 will also require Update Rollup 6 to be installed first.
    Windows Server 2008 installed by using the Server Core installation option is not supported for installing and running Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011. Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based systems is not supported for installing and running Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

 

SQL Server

 

The following Microsoft SQL Server editions and versions are supported for running Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Standard Edition, x64 SP1 or R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Enterprise Edition, x64 SP1 or R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Datacenter x64 SP1 or R2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer x64 SP1 or R2 (for non-production environments only)
  • *Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Enterprise, 64-bit
  • *Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Business Intelligence, 64-bit
  • *Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Standard, 64-bit

Note:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Update Rollup 6 or later update rollup is required to use Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 editions and are not supported by Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup, Web, Compact, or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition editions are not supported for running Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011.

32-bit (x86) versions of SQL Server database engine or Reporting Services are not supported with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011.

 

Greg Olsen
YellowDuckGuy