Download Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Final (Evaluation)

The Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Final is now available for download. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (code name "Denali") enables a cloud-ready information platform that will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization as well as quickly build solutions and extend data across on-premises and public cloud backed by capabilities for mission critical confidence.

Key Features:
Here are key features of Microsoft SQL Server 2012:
  • Deliver required uptime and data protection with AlwaysOn.
  • Gain breakthrough & predictable performance with Project Apollo.
  • Help enable security and compliance with new User-defined Roles and Default Schema for Groups.
  • Enable rapid data discovery for deeper insights across the organization with Project Crescent.
  • Ensure more credible, consistent data with SSIS improvements, a Master Data Services add-in for Excel, and new Data Quality Services.
  • Optimize IT and developer productivity across server and cloud with Data-tier Application Component (DAC) parity with SQL Azure and SQL Server Developer Tools (code name "Juneau") for a unified dev experience across database, BI, and cloud functions

Quick details:
  • Version: 11.0.2100.60
  • Date Published: 3/6/2012
  • File Name
    • ENU\SQLFULL_ENU.iso (4.2 GB)
    • ENU\x64\ (1.8 GB)
    • ENU\x64\SQLFULL_x64_ENU_Install.exe (94 KB)
    • ENU\x64\ (655.8 MB)
    • ENU\x86\ (1.6 GB)
    • ENU\x86\SQLFULL_x86_ENU_Install.exe (94 KB)
    • ENU\x86\ (642.0 MB)

Download Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Evaluation)
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is now available for download at:

  • This fully functional trial software will automatically expire after six months. You can obtain the fully licensed version at any time. For information about the different editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2012, see the see the Editions page.
  • Some components in this release have certain Internet-enabled features, including the Customer Experience Improvement Program and Error and Usage Reporting component, enabled by default to help us identify and address issues that you may encounter while using SQL Server. For more information and instructions on how to disable these features, see the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Privacy Statement.
  • Some components in this software have two different methods to complete the installation process:
    • Attended Installation - an interactive user interface will guide you through the set-up process and obtain all of the information and consent required to complete the installation. This includes displaying, acknowledgement, and archiving of the applicable SQL Server license terms.
    • Unattend Installation - this is a command line set-up process that does not have an interactive user interface to guide you through the set-up process. In this case, you will be required to enter a parameter during installation that indicates your acceptance of the license terms.

System requirements
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • 32-bit systems
    Computer with Intel or compatible 1GHz or faster processor (2 GHz or faster is recommended.)
  • 64-bit systems
    1.4 GHz or faster processor
  • Minimum of 1 GB of RAM (2 GB or more is recommended.)
  • 2.2 GB of available hard disk space

You may also review the detailed Systems Requirements for more information.

Download details - Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Evaluation

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