To verify your computer has a supported version of SQL Server software installed, perform the following steps:
- Open the SQL Server Configuration Manager tool from the Microsoft SQL Server
program group. If that application is missing from the Start menu, run SQLServerManager14.msc for SQL 2017, SQLServerManager15.msc for SQL 2019, or SQLServerManager16.msc for SQL 2022 to start it
Note: If you do not see any version of Microsoft SQL Server on your computer, you do not have the required software. Follow the instructions in SQL Server Software Installation and Upgrade Instructions (LIT-12012240) for installing a supported version of SQL Server software.
- On the left pane, select SQL Server Services. On the right pane, double-click the SQL Server instance name.
- Click the Advanced tab and scroll down to the Version row.
- If the version matches any of the listed version numbers, you have a supported
version of SQL Server or SQL Server Express software. Verify that the version
number is any one of the following or later versions:
Note: The SQL Server versions listed here are the minimum supported versions for this release.
- 16.0.1000.6: SQL Server® 2022 (64-bit)
- 15.0.4261.1: SQL Server® 2019 with CU18 (64-bit)
- 14.0.3456.2: SQL Server® 2017 with CU31 (64-bit)
- If the version does not match any of these version numbers or later, you need to either apply the required service pack or upgrade to a newer version of SQL Server or SQL Server Express software. Follow the instructions in the SQL Server Install and Upgrade Installation Instructions (LIT-12012240) for installing a supported version of SQL Server software.