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Local Language Versions in SQL Server

SQL Server supports all languages that are supported by Windows operating systems.

  • The English-language version of SQL Server is supported on all localized versions of operating systems.

  • Localized versions of SQL Server are supported on localized operating systems with the corresponding language or on English-language versions of supported operating systems by using the Windows Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI) settings. For more information, see How to: Change Operating System Settings to Support Localized Versions.

  • Localized versions of SQL Server can only be upgraded to localized versions of the same language, and cannot be upgraded to the English-language version.

  • Localized versions of SQL Server can also be installed side by side with English-language instances of SQL Server.

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