I am trying to find if I can use ESRI sde 10.5.1 with a SQL Server 2016 SP1.

I am not able to find this information. What I've found so far:

Where or how can I find out if these two are compatible ?

(Note: The preferred answer would give the place where I can find this information, so that other users with different versions could use it too)

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    The documentation you cited is the definitive reference on the topic.
    – Vince
    Jan 12, 2018 at 20:52

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Yes it is compatible, see here: http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/system-requirements/10.5/database-requirements-sqlserver.htm#GUID-0714EC60-B387-453D-A18D-6B4034196388

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  • I see here that it is compatible with SQL Server 2016, not SQL Server 2016 SP1. If you look at the SQL server 2012, you'll see that the SP version is mentioned.
    – Legisey
    Jan 15, 2018 at 7:08

I would reach out to ESRI support to check if they are compatible.

  • So it turns out this is the correct answer, because there is no other resource available online. They told me that they are most likely compatible in the practice, but not officially so.
    – Legisey
    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:12

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