Supported SQL Server Requirements
All System Center 2012 Configuration Manager site types have a database engine requirement. Here are the supported database requirements for the server assigned the site database role:
• SQL Server Version: The following versions and editions are required and supported:
• SQL Server 2008 SP 2 (Standard and Enterprise) with Cumulative Update (CU) 7
• SQL Server 2008 R2 SP 1 (Standard, Enterprise) with CU 6
• SQL Server Express 2008 R2 SP 1 (Standard, Enterprise) with CU 6 is supported only for secondary sites.
Note: SQL Edition Limitations
If SQL Server Standard edition is installed for the central administration site, the hierarchy is limited to managing a maximum of 50,000 clients. Upgrading the database server ...