Is SharePoint supported on Windows [Insert Version]?

I get asked this question all the time so I built this table of supported Windows versions for each SharePoint version.

2013 2010 2007 2003 2001
Windows Server 2012 Standard 64-bit
Datacenter 64-bit
       
Windows 8 No version of SharePoint is supported for installation on Windows 8
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit
Enterprise 64-bit
Datacenter 64-bit
Standard 64-bit
Enterprise 64-bit
Data Center 64-bit
Web Server 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Requires SharePoint SP2 or SP3
Edition not provided
64-bit
   
Windows 7   Development only
64-bit
     
Windows Server 2008   Windows Server 2008 SP2
Standard 64-bit
Enterprise 64-bit
Data Center 64-bit
Web Server 64-bit
Requires SharePoint SP1
Edition not provided
64-bit
   
Windows Vista   Development only
64-bit
     
Windows Server 2003 R2     Standard 32-bit, 64-bit
Enterprise 32-bit, 64-bit
Datacenter 32-bit, 64-bit
Web 32-bit, 64-bit
Edition not provided
32-bit, 64-bit
 
Windows Server 2003     Standard 32-bit, 64-bit
Enterprise 32-bit, 64-bit
Datacenter 32-bit, 64-bit
Web 32-bit, 64-bit
Edition not provided
32-bit, 64-bit
 
Windows Server 2000         Windows 2000 Server SP1
Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1

Notes

  1. An empty cell mean this Windows/SharePoint combination is not supported.
  2. This table reflects all SharePoint editions, i.e. WSS/Foundation and Server Standard/Enterprise/Internet Sites. In other words within a SharePoint version, the Windows requirements are the same.
  3. I've indicated if a minimum Windows or SharePoint Service Pack is required otherwise assume RTM and later.
  4. The documentation isn't always complete -- when specific editions are not provided, I've used the phrase Edition not provided . The best bet is the editions are the same as another supported Windows version.
  5. Windows Web Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 Web edition can't run a full SQL edition; There are two options: use SQL Express/MSDE or install SQL Server on a dedicated server with an appropriate Windows edition.
  6. SharePoint 2010 can be installed onto a computer running Windows Vista or Windows 7. This is not supported for production, but is supported for development. You need to install SharePoint using setup.exe and a config.xml file with the AllowWindowsClientInstall setting. For more information on the whole process see Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 .
  7. Why have I listed unsupported versions of SharePoint? One day you'll encounter one of these ancient farms in need of some help and the answer will become obvious.

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