Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server Support Matrix

 

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This page contains the support matrix and support lifecycle policy for the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server.

The Microsoft Support Lifecycle (MSL) policy provides transparent, predictable information regarding the support lifecycle of Microsoft products. JDBC driver versions 3.0 and 4.x have five year Mainstream support from the driver release date. Mainstream support is defined on the Microsoft support lifecycle website.

Extended and custom support options are not available for the Microsoft JDBC Driver.

The following Microsoft JDBC Drivers are supported, until the indicated End of Support date.

Driver NameDriver Package VersionApplicable JAR(s)End of Support
Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.0 for SQL Server6.0sqljdbc42.jar
sqljdbc41.jar
July 14, 2026
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.2 for SQL Server4.2sqljdbc42.jar
sqljdbc41.jar
August 24, 2020
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.1 for SQL Server4.1sqljdbc41.jarDecember 12, 2019
Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.0 for SQL Server4.0sqljdbc4.jarMarch 6, 2017

The following Microsoft JDBC Drivers are no longer supported.

Driver NameDriver Package VersionEnd of Support
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.03.0April 23, 2015
Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 2.02.0December 31, 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.21.2June 25, 2011
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.11.1June 25, 2011
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver 1.01.0June 25, 2011
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 JDBC Driver2000July 9, 2010
Driver VersionSQL Server 2000SQL Server 2005SQL Server 2008SQL Server 2008R2SQL Server 2012Azure SQL DatabasePDW 2008R2 AU34SQL Server 2014SQL Server 2016
6.0NYYYYYYYY
4.2NNYYYYYYY
4.1NNYYYYYYY
4.0NYYYYYYYY
3.0YYYYY1Y2NY5N
2.0YYY3Y3NNNNN
1.2YYY3NNNNNN
1.1YYNNNNNNN
1.0YYNNNNNNN
2000YNNNNNNNN

1Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version 3.0 can connect to SQL Server 2012 as a down-level client.

2Support for Azure SQL Database was introduced in the 3.0 driver as a hotfix. We recommend that Azure SQL Database customers use the latest driver version available.

3Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version 2.0 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver version 1.2 can connect to SQL Server 2008 as a down-level client. When down-level conversions are allowed, applications can execute queries and perform updates on the new SQL Server 2008 data types, such as time, date, datetime2, datetimeoffset, and FILESTREAM. For more information about how to use these new data types with the JDBC driver, see Working with SQL Server 2008 Date/Time Data Types using JDBC Driver and Working with SQL Server 2008 FileStream using JDBC Driver. For more information about the down-level compatibility of these new data types, see Using Date and Time Dataand FILESTREAM Support topics in SQL Server Books Online.

4Support for connections between the Microsoft JDBC Driver and Parallel Data Warehouse was first introduced in the Microsoft JDBC Driver 4.0 for SQL Server and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance Update 3.

5Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver version 3.0 can connect to SQL Server 2014 as a down-level client.

JDBC Driver VersionJRE VersionsJDBC API Version
6.01.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.83.0, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2
4.21.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.83.0, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2
4.11.5, 1.6, 1.73.0, 4.0
4.01.5, 1.6, 1.73.0, 4.0
3.01.5, 1.6,3.0, 4.0
2.01.5, 1.63.0, 4.0
1.21.4, 1.5, 1.63.0
1.11.43.0
1.01.43.0
20001.43.0

The Microsoft JDBC driver is designed to work on any operating system that supports the use of a Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Some commonly used platforms include Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Linux, Unix, AIX, MacOS, and others.

The JDBC product team tests our driver on Windows, Sun Solaris, SUSE Linux, and RedHat Linux. Customer Support is available to customers on all platforms, however we may ask you to reproduce the issue on a platform such as Windows.

The Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server is tested with various application servers. Consult your application server vendor for additional details on which driver version is compatible with their product.

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