This topic lists the hardware and software requirements for Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
The following table lists the hardware and software requirements for the three SQL Server Compact environments: development, client, and server. For more information about the different environments, see Architecture (SQL Server Compact) and Installing SQL Server Compact.
Desktop and Tablet PC platforms:
Mobile device platforms:
¹ Server environment can be set up on either one computer (single server environment) or multiple computers (multiple server environment). For more information, see Installing a Server Environment.
In a multiple-server environment, to exchange data between SQL Server Compact and SQL Server, you must install replication components on the computer that is running IIS. The following table lists how to install the replication components on SQL Server.
SQL Server version
Required replication components on the computer that is running IIS
SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, and SQL Server 2008 R2
Install the SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008 R2 replication components from the product CD.