Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server Support Matrix

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This page contains the support matrix and support lifecycle policy for the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server.

Microsoft JDBC Driver Support Lifecycle Matrix and Policy

The Microsoft Support Lifecycle (MSL) policy provides transparent, predictable information regarding the support lifecycle of Microsoft products. JDBC driver versions 3.0 and 4.x have five year Mainstream support from the driver release date. Mainstream support is defined on the Microsoft support lifecycle website.

Extended and custom support options are not available for the Microsoft JDBC Driver.

The following Microsoft JDBC Drivers are supported, until the indicated End of Support date.

Driver Name Driver Package Version Applicable JAR(s) End of Mainstream Support
Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.2 for SQL Server 6.2 mssql-jdbc-6.2.2.jre8.jar
mssql-jdbc-6.2.2.jre7.jar
June 30, 2022
Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.0 for SQL Server 6.0 sqljdbc42.jar
sqljdbc41.jar
July 14, 2021
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.2 for SQL Server 4.2 sqljdbc42.jar
sqljdbc41.jar
August 24, 2020
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.1 for SQL Server 4.1 sqljdbc41.jar December 12, 2019

The following Microsoft JDBC Drivers are no longer supported.

Driver Name Driver Package Version End of Mainstream Support
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.0 for SQL Server 4.0 March 6, 2017
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0 3.0 April 23, 2015
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.0 2.0 December 31, 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.2 1.2 June 25, 2011
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.1 1.1 June 25, 2011
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.0 1.0 June 25, 2011
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 JDBC Driver 2000 July 9, 2010

SQL Version Compatibility

Driver Version SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008R2 SQL Server 2012 Azure SQL Database PDW 2008R2 AU34 SQL Server 2014 SQL Server 2016 SQL Server 2017
6.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
6.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
6.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
4.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
4.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
4.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
3.0 Y Y Y1 Y2 N Y5 N N
2.0 Y3 Y3 N N N N N N
1.2 Y3 N N N N N N N
1.1 N N N N N N N N
1.0 N N N N N N N N
2000 N N N N N N N N

1Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version 3.0 can connect to SQL Server 2012 as a down-level client.

2Support for Azure SQL Database was introduced in the 3.0 driver as a hotfix. We recommend that Azure SQL Database customers use the latest driver version available.

3Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version 2.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver version 1.2 can connect to SQL Server 2008 as a down-level client. When down-level conversions are allowed, applications can execute queries and perform updates on the new SQL Server 2008 data types, such as time, date, datetime2, datetimeoffset, and FILESTREAM. For more information about how to use these new data types with the JDBC driver, see Working with SQL Server 2008 Date/Time Data Types using JDBC Driver and Working with SQL Server 2008 FileStream using JDBC Driver. For more information about the down-level compatibility of these new data types, see Using Date and Time Dataand FILESTREAM Support topics in SQL Server Books Online.

4Support for connections between the Microsoft JDBC Driver and Parallel Data Warehouse was first introduced in the Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.0 for SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance Update 3.

5Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version 3.0 can connect to SQL Server 2014 as a down-level client.

Java and JDBC Specification Support

JDBC Driver Version JRE Versions JDBC API Version
6.2 1.7, 1.8 4.1, 4.2
6.1 1.7, 1.8 4.1, 4.2
6.0 1.7, 1.8 4.1, 4.2
4.2 1.7, 1.8 4.1, 4.2
4.1 1.7 4.0
4.0 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 3.0, 4.0
3.0 1.5, 1.6, 3.0, 4.0
2.0 1.5, 1.6 3.0, 4.0
1.2 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 3.0
1.1 1.4 3.0
1.0 1.4 3.0
2000 1.4 3.0

Supported Operating Systems

The Microsoft JDBC driver is designed to work on any operating system that supports the use of a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Some commonly used platforms include Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Linux, Unix, AIX, MacOS, and others.

The JDBC product team tests our driver on Windows, Sun Solaris, SUSE Linux, and RedHat Linux. Customer Support is available to customers on all platforms, however we may ask you to reproduce the issue on a platform such as Windows.

Application Server Support

The Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server is tested with various application servers. Consult your application server vendor for additional details on which driver version is compatible with their product.