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Hardware and Software Requirements (Synchronization Services)

Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET requires ADO.NET 2.0 on the server. Synchronization Services requires ADO.NET 2.0 for desktop clients or .NET Compact Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) for device clients. For information about how the ADO.NET version affects data type mapping, see Data Type Mapping and Considerations (Synchronization Services). The server database can be any database for which an ADO.NET provider is available, such as SQL Server 2005. The client database for Synchronization Services applications is SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 1 and later versions.

Synchronization Services is supported on the following device operating systems:

  • Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6.0
  • Windows CE 5.0 and 6.0

Synchronization Services is supported on the following desktop operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 SP2 (WOW),
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64, Standard Edition (WOW)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64, Enterprise x64 Edition (WOW)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64, Datacenter Edition (WOW)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 x64, Standard Edition (WOW)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 x64, Enterprise Edition (WOW)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 x64, Datacenter Edition (WOW)
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Starter Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic x64 (WOW)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium x64 (WOW)
  • Windows Vista Business x64 (WOW)
  • Windows Vista Enterprise x64 (WOW)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate x64 (WOW)
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