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SMS 2003 SP2 System Requirements

SMS 2003 Service Pack 2 introduces changes that affect the supported operating systems both for site server roles and for clients. For a complete list of system requirements for SMS 2003, see SMS 2003 SP2 Supported Configurations available at the SMS Product Documentation Web site http://www.microsoft.com/smserver/techinfo/productdoc.

Software Requirements:

All SMS 2003 Service Pack 2 site system roles are supported only on systems running Windows 2000 SP4 or later.

Internet Information Services (IIS) must be installed as part of the Windows Server installation for certain SMS site system roles.

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 SP3 or later, SQL Server 2000 SP3a or later, or SQL Server 2005 (Yukon) can be used to host the SMS database for SMS 2003 SP2.

Hardware Requirements:

The following table shows the minimum hardware requirements for servers running SMS 2003 SP2.

Hardware component

Requirement

Microprocessor

550 MHz or faster; Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or compatible processor recommended

Memory

256 MB of RAM (maximum 4 GB of RAM)

Hard disk

2 GB of available hard disk space on an NTFS partition

Drive

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Display

Windows 2000-compatible video graphics adapter

Peripheral

Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device, or hardware that supports console redirection

Network

Network adapter

SMS Client System Requirements

SMS 2003 SP2 introduces the following changes in the way SMS Legacy and Advanced clients are supported.

Legacy Client Operating Systems

Installation of the SMS 2003 SP2 Legacy Client is not supported on any client operating system capable of Advanced Client installation. Microsoft Windows 98 and Microsoft NT 4.0 SP6a are the only supporting operating systems for Legacy Clients.

SMS 2003 SP2 requires the Internet Explorer High Encryption upgrade for systems running NT 4.0 SP6a. The United States lifted their export controls in January 2000, and the English High Encryption (128 bit) version is now available for download and installation worldwide.

Advanced Client Operating Systems

SMS 2003 SP2 will not support Advanced Client installation on client platforms less than Windows 2000 SP4 or Windows XP SP1.

SMS 2003 SP2 provides support for 64-bit server platforms as SMS Advanced Clients. It also offers limited support for Vista and Longhorn clients as an SMS 2003 SP2 Advanced Client. Full product support for Vista and Longhorn clients will be provided with SMS 2003 SP3.

Hardware Requirements:

The following table shows the minimum hardware requirements for SMS 2003 SP2 clients.

Hardware component

Requirement

Microprocessor

300 MHz or faster recommended, 133 MHz minimum; Intel Pentium/Celeron family or compatible processor recommended

Memory

128 MB or higher recommended (64 MB supported but can limit performance and some features)

Hard disk

80 MB of available hard disk space

Display

Super VGA (800×600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

Peripheral

Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse, or compatible pointing device

Network

Network adapter

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