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SIM 7.3 on Server 2012 R2

Occasional Contributor

SIM 7.3 on Server 2012 R2

Hi All,

I can see that Server 2012 R2 should be a supported operating system, however when trying to install 7.3 on Server 2012 R2 Standard, i get a prompt that the operating system is not supported.


I can run this in compatability mode back to Windows 7 which gets me past that error then i run into a diffferent issue with SQL.

Is anyone else expiriencing problems with Server 2012 R2. I cant believe that its unsupported?

Andrey Filippov
Occasional Advisor

Re: SIM 7.3 on Server 2012 R2



were you able to resolve the issue with HP SIM 7.3 in Win 2012R2? I have the same issue and cannot solve it.

Honored Contributor

Re: SIM 7.3 on Server 2012 R2

Hello there,


Please read the link below:


If i look at the supportmatrix 2012 R2 is supported on the following versions:


Latest Software Release Support

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Datacenter (CMS and Managed Node)
  • Microsoft Windows Standard Storage Server 2012 R2 (Managed Node)

You can read about this on the following URL:


When you read the first link it says that the Essentials version is not yet supported.


Hope that helped.


Kind regards,




Kind regards,

Occasional Visitor

Re: SIM 7.3 on Server 2012 R2

I had the same issue you described but I was able to fix this by doing the following:


Download and install the 64bit version of SQL Express 2008 R2 SP2.


Enable TCP/IP in the Network Configuration in SQL Server Configuration Manager (you may also need to add port 1433 to "IPAll" in the IP addresses tab while you're in TCP/IP protocol settings).