SQL Server is not supported on Intel-based Apple Macintosh computers that run a Windows operating system

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This article explains that Microsoft SQL Server is not supported on Intel-based Apple Macintosh computers that run a Microsoft Windows operating system.

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SQL Server 2005 is not tested on Macintosh computers that run Windows operating systems. Therefore, SQL Server 2005 is not supported on Intel-based Macintosh computers that are running a Windows operating system.

The Microsoft Windows Catalog is a compilation of computers and computer hardware that have been extensively tested together with Windows for stability and compatibility. The Windows Catalog is also known as the Windows hardware compatibility list (HCL). Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) uses the Windows HCL to determine whether particular hardware is supported for use with the Windows operating system. Intel-based Macintosh computers do not appear on the Windows HCL. Hardware that is not found on the Windows HCL is unsupported.

For more information about the Windows HCL, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
142865 Microsoft support policy on hardware not in the Windows Catalog (Windows HCL)
315239 Microsoft support policy for hardware that does not appear on the Windows HCL
255036 Microsoft support policy on hardware not on Windows NT HCL
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Article ID: 922664 - Last Review: November 20, 2007 - Revision: 1.4
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  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services
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