SQL Server build numbers

As a DBA we are asked every so often to check the sql server version on a server. When you look at the version # in ssms it looks like this:

Looking at the above SQL Server 13.0.52012.2 does not really tell me right away what is the version # of the sql server running. The most simplest method to get the sql version is to run in SSMS:


This is what is get:

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (SP2-CU2-GDR) (KB4458621) - 13.0.5201.2 (X64)   Aug 18 2018 07:38:15   Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation  Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows Server 2016 Standard 10.0 <X64> (Build 14393: ) (Hypervisor) 

The above result tells me that this is SQL Server 2016 with SP2-CU2-GDR service pack applied to it.

I put together this list as a quick reference to list of the build #s and the corresponding sql versions.

SQL VersionSQL Build Numbers
SQL Server 20008.0
SQL Server 20059.0
SQL Server 200810.0
SQL Server 2008 R210.5
SQL Server 201211.0
SQL Server 201412.0
SQL Server 201613.0
SQL Server 201714.0
SQL Server 201915.0

Therefore based on the build # in the screenshot above…13.0.52012.2. The 13 tells me that this is a SQL Server 2016 installation.

I hope this page will serve as a quick reference page for you to confirm the corresponding SQL Version with the SQL Build #

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