[Solved] Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Setup [closed]

The error is literally telling you the problem:

The operating system on this computer or its service pack level does not meet the minimum requirements for SQL server 2016

This error cannot be any more clear; it is telling you you cannot install SQL Server 2016 on the version of Windows you are using: Windows 7 Ultimate.

This is confirmed in the documentation as well:

Operating System support

The following table shows which editions of SQL Server 2016 and 2017 are compatible with which versions of Windows:

SQL Server edition:               |Enterprise|Developer|Standard|Web|Express
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter    |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2019 Standard      |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2019 Essentials    |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter    |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2016 Standard      |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2016 Essentials    |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard   |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter    |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2012 Standard      |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows Server 2012 Foundation    |Yes       |Yes      |Yes     |Yes|Yes
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise         |No        |Yes      |Yes     |No |Yes
Windows 10 Enterprise             |No        |Yes      |Yes     |No |Yes
Windows 10 Professional           |No        |Yes      |Yes     |No |Yes
Windows 10 Home                   |No        |Yes      |Yes     |No |Yes
Windows 8.1 Enterprise            |No        |Yes      |Yes     |No |Yes
Windows 8.1 Pro                   |No        |Yes      |Yes     |No |Yes
Windows 8.1 Enterprise            |No        |Yes      |Yes     |No |Yes
Windows 8 Pro                     |No        |Yes      |Yes     |No |Yes
Windows 8                         |No        |Yes      |Yes     |No |Yes

Notice the complete lack of Windows 7 in the list.

Windows 7 has been completely unsupported for some time now anyway, so it’s past time you upgrade your operating system, and it seems now you must if you want to use SQL Server 2016.


solved Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Setup [closed]