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Is it possible to install SQL Server 2005 Developer SP3 on Windows Server 2008 R2?

If so, is there anything special that needs to be done to get it to install properly?

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It's fully supported, as stated here:

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 and SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 and later versions are supported. SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 2 and SQL Server 2008 Express Runtime RTM are also supported.

Just be sure to install the x64 version, as Windows Server 2008 R2 exists only as a x64 system.

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Not that you would want to since there is a 64-bit version, but SQL 2005 32-bit will run on an x64 system. – KCotreau Jul 15 '11 at 10:45
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That's why I said it... you can install the x86 version by mistake :-) – Massimo Jul 15 '11 at 10:54

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