Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 follows the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

This applies to the following editions: Datacenter, Developer, Enterprise, Express, Express with Advanced Services, for Embedded Systems, Standard, Standard Edition for Small Business, Web, Workgroup

Support Dates

Listing Start Date Mainstream End Date Extended End Date
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 07/20/2010 07/08/2014 07/09/2019


Version Start Date End Date
Extended Security Update Year 4 (Azure only) 07/13/2022 07/11/2023
Extended Security Update Year 3 07/14/2021 07/12/2022
Extended Security Update Year 2 07/15/2020 07/13/2021
Extended Security Update Year 1 07/09/2019 07/14/2020
Service Pack 3 07/07/2014 07/09/2019
Service Pack 2 07/26/2012 10/13/2015
Service Pack 1 07/12/2011 10/08/2013
Original Release 07/20/2010 07/10/2012


*Extended Security Updates (ESU) are available for the Datacenter, Standard, Enterprise, and Embedded editions of this product, for up to an additional three years past the end of support. Contact your Microsoft partner or account team to learn more.


For IA64 only, SP2 will be supported until 7/9/2019. See the SQL Release Services blog for more information.


  • Datacenter
  • Developer
  • Enterprise
  • Express
  • Express with Advanced Services
  • for Embedded Systems
  • Standard
  • Standard Edition for Small Business
  • Web
  • Workgroup