Is SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 compatible with SharePoint 2010? Does SharePoint Server needs any additional CUs\SPs to be installed to be in compatible with SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3

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As a short answer: Yes it's supported for SharePoint 2010, no need for SharePoint 2010 SP1.


  • In order to use Microsoft SQL Server 2012, you must be running SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 or a later version of SharePoint Server 2010.
  • SharePoint Server 2010 is not supported on Microsoft SQL Server 2014.

Also, Check How Version support is determined by the equation in the following:

In order to maintain SharePoint and SQL Server compatibility we use the “SharePoint N-1 on SQL Server N+1” equation to determine version support. Using SharePoint Server 2010 as an example, the N release of SQL Server is 2008/2008 R2 and N+1 is SQL Server 2012. For Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 the N release of SQL Server is 2012 and the N+1 is SQL Server 2014.

For more details check Hardware and software requirements (SharePoint Server 2010)

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