Discontinued Database Engine Functionality in SQL Server 2016

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This topic describes the Database Engine features that are no longer available in SQL Server 2017.

Discontinued Features in SQL Server 2016

  • SQL Server 2016 is a 64-bit application. 32-bit installation is discontinued, though some elements run as 32-bit components.

  • Compatibility level 90 is discontinued. For more information, see ALTER DATABASE Compatibility Level (Transact-SQL).

  • ActiveX subsytem is discontinued. Use command line or PowerShell scripts instead.

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See Also

Deprecated Database Engine Features in SQL Server 2016
Deprecated Features in SQL Server Replication