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Should I install SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 R2?

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I am going to make a VM to run SQL Server 2008 R2. The host is Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V role.
I have two options for the VM's OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 R2. Which one is better?

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My suggestion would be to check the life cycle of the product and decide accordingly.
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectindex
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If you have CALs for 2012 and don't want to use it for something else (like an RDS server) then use 2012.  Otherwise, use 2008R2.  BUT FIRST, consult your application requirements.
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If you are going to use Hyper V platform then please use  windows 2012 R2 or you can us 2008 R2 but I my suggestion is 2012 Rs is best and good for Hyper V hyper-visor platform.

Please refer the blow link for windows 2012 R2

http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/104337/10-great-new-features-in-windows-server-2012-r2-hyper-v-220067#slide5

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http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/108930/10-excellent-new-features-in-windows-server-2012-r2-222024

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Always the last version unless you have some incompatible issue with that version.
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I don't thing so, however you can test it on the testing environment and then you can try on the production environment.
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Thank you very much!
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