Can we use sql server 2016 with service pack 2 for SharePoint 2019?


As a short answer, Yes SharePoint 2019 supports SQL Server 2016 with SP2.

As mentioned at the Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2019 documentation

The Minimum requirements for a database server in a farm One of the following:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 RTM Standard or Enterprise Editions

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 RTM Standard or Enterprise Editions for Windows

Note: SQL Server products and all future public updates are supported through the SQL Server product lifecycle that means SQL Server 2016 with SP2 is supported.

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Yes, you can use SQL 2016 or 2017. SharePoint always supports subsequent patches to the base supported version of SQL.

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