SQL Server Pre-Requisites For Installation

In this article, I will provide the details of SQL Server 2008/2012/2014 pre-requisites for installation.

  • Hardware Requirements for SQL Server 2008/ 2012 / 2014
  • Operating System compatibility with SQL Server 2008
  • Operating System compatibility with SQL Server 2012
  • Operating System compatibility with SQL Server 2014

The following are the details that are easily available in the MSDN.

Hardware Requirements

Operating System

Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)

SQL Server

SQL Server 2005 (32-bit, 64-bit and Express)
SQL Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit and Express)
SQL Server 2008 R2 (32-bit, 64-bit and Express)
SQL Server 2012 (32-bit, 64-bit and Express)
SQL Server 2012 R2 (32-bit, 64-bit and Express)

Disk Space

2GB minimum for system and program.

Processor (CPU)

Minimum:

x86 Processor: 1.0 GHz
x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz
SQL Server Express: 1.0 GHz Pentium.
SQL Server Standard: 2.4 GHz Pentium.

Processor Type

x64 Processor: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support.
x86 Processor: Pentium III-compatible processor or faster.

Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or higher.

Memory (RAM)

Minimum:

Express Editions: 512 MB
All other editions: 1 GB
Recommended:
Express Editions: 1 GB

All other editions: At least 4 GB and should be increased as database size increases to ensure optimal performance.

Media

CD ROM drive.

Connectivity

Internet accessible with the latest browser service pack.

SQL Server Section Disk Space Requirements

Database Engine and data files, Replication and Full-Text Search: 280MB

Analysis Services: 90MB
Integration Services: 120MB
Reporting Services and Report Manager: 120MB
Client Components: 850MB
SQL Server Books Online: 240MB

Operating System Compatibility With SQL Server 2008

  1. Enterprise and Data center
  2. Enterprise (Itanium)
  3. Standard and Developer
  4. Workgroup
  5. Express

Enterprise and Data center

32-bit

Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions with SP2 or later
Windows Server 2008 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions with SP2 or later

64-bit

Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter x64 Editions with SP2 or later
Windows Server 2008 Standard, Web, Enterprise and Datacenter x64 Editions with SP2 or later

Enterprise (Itanium)

32-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions

64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Web, Enterprise and Datacenter x64 Editions
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise and Datacenter 64-bit Itanium Editions SP2 or later
Windows Server 2008 64-bit Itanium with SP2 or later
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Itanium

Standard and Developer

32-bit

Windows XP SP3 or later
Windows Vista SP2 Ultimate, Enterprise, Business and Home Basic/Premium Editions
Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional and Home
Basic/Premium x64 Editions
Windows Server 2003 Enterprise, Standard and Datacenter Editions with SP2 or later
Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions
Windows Server 2008 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions

64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Itanium
Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter x64 Editions with SP2 or later
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business and Home
Basic/Premium x64 Editions
Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional and Home
Basic/Premium x64 Editions
Windows Server 2008 Web, Standard, Datacenter and Enterprise x64 Editions

Workgroup

32-bit

Windows XP SP3 and later
Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions with SP2 or later
Windows Vista SP2 Ultimate, Enterprise, Business and Home Basic/Premium Editions
Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional and Home
Basic/Premium Editions
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions
Windows Server 2008 R2 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions
Windows XP (Home, Tablet, Professional and Media Editions) SP2 or later
Windows Server 2003 (Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions with SP2 or later)

64-bit

Windows Server 2008 R2 Web, Standard, Datacenter and Enterprise x64 Editions
Windows XP x64 Professional
Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter x64 Editions with SP2 or later
Windows Vista Ultimate, Home Premium, Home Basic, Enterprise and Business x64 Editions
Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional and Home Basic/Premium x64 Editions
Windows Server 2008 R2 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter x64 Editions

Express

32-bit

Windows Server 2003 (Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions with SP2 or later)
Windows Vista SP2 Ultimate, Home Premium, Home Basic, Enterprise and Business Editions Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional and Home
Basic/Premium Editions
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions
Windows Server 2008 R2 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter Editions

64-bit

Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter x64 Editions with SP2 or later
Windows Vista Ultimate, Home Premium, Home Basic, Enterprise and Business x64 Editions
Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional and Home Basic/Premium x64 Editions
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter x64 Editions
Windows Server 2008 R2 Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter x64 Editions

Operating System Compatibility with SQL Server 2012

  1. Enterprise (x64,x86)
  2. Standard (x64,x86)
  3. Developer (x64,x86),Express, Express with Tools and Express with Advanced Services

Enterprise (x64,x86)

x64

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web or above

x86

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web or above

Standard (x64,x86)

x64

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web or above
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, Foundation and Web or above
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web or above
Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate, Enterprise and Professional
Windows Vista SP2 x64 Ultimate, Enterprise and Business

x86

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, Foundation and Web or above
Windows Server 2008 (x64 and x86) SP2 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web or above
Windows 7 SP1 (x64 and x86) Ultimate, Enterprise and Professional
Windows Vista SP2 (x64 and x86) Ultimate, Enterprise and Business

Developer (x64, x86), Express, Express with Tools and Express with Advanced Services

x64

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, Foundation and Web or above
Windows Server 2008 (x64) SP2 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web or above
Windows 7 SP1 (x64) Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional, Home Premium and Home Basic
Windows Vista SP2 (x64)

x86

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard, Foundation and Web or above
Windows Server 2008 (x64 and x86) SP2 Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard and Web or above
Windows 7 SP1 (x64 and x86) Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional, Home Premium and Home Basic
Windows Vista SP2 (x64 and x86) Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium and Home Basic

Operating System compatibility with SQL Server 2014

  1. Enterprise
  2. Standard
  3. Developer
  4. Express
  5. Business Intelligence
  6. Web

Enterprise

32-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 32-bit

64-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit

Standard

32-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 8 32-bit
Windows 8 Pro 32-bit
Windows 8 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Professional 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 32-bit

64-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Foundation 64-bit

Developer

32-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 8 32-bit
Windows 8 Pro 32-bit
Windows 8 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Basic 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Professional 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Basic 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 32-bit

64-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Basic 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit

Express

32-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 8 32-bit
Windows 8 Pro 32-bit
Windows 8 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Basic 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Professional 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Basic 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 32-bit

64-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows 8.1 32-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 8.1 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 8 32-bit
Windows 8 Pro 32-bit
Windows 8 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 8 64-bit
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Professional 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Basic 64-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Professional 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 32-bit
Windows 7 SP1 Home Basic 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 32-bit

Business Intelligence

32-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 32-bit

64-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit

Web

32-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 32-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 32-bit

64-bit

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Essentials 64-bit
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Web 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Datacenter 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Enterprise 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 SP2 Web 64-bit

Summary

This article provided the details of SQL Server pre-requisites for installation using MSDN.