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SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition System Requirements

Published: November 7, 2005

The following system requirements cover SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition on 32-bit and x64 platforms, as well as Itanium-based systems.

Standard Edition System Requirements

 

32-bit

x64

Itanium

Processor

600-megahertz (MHz) Pentium III-compatible or faster processor; 1-gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor recommended

1-GHz AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support processor

1-GHz Itanium or faster processor

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack (SP) 4 or later; Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition, or Datacenter Edition with SP 1 or later.

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition, Enterprise x64 Edition, or Datacenter x64 Edition with SP 1 or later; Windows XP Professional x64 Edition or later

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition or DataCenter Edition for Itanium-based systems with SP 1 or later

Memory

512 megabytes (MB) of RAM or more; 1 gigabyte (GB) or more recommended

512 MB of RAM or more; 1 GB or more recommended

512 MB of RAM or more; 1 GB or more recommended

Hard Disk

  • Approximately 350 MB of available hard-disk space for the recommended installation

  • Approximately 425 MB of additional available hard-disk space for SQL Server Books Online, SQL Server Mobile Books Online, and sample databases

  • Approximately 350 MB of available hard-disk space for the recommended installation

  • Approximately 425 MB of additional available hard-disk space for SQL Server Books Online, SQL Server Mobile Books Online, and sample databases

  • Approximately 350 MB of available hard-disk space for the recommended installation

  • Approximately 425 MB of additional available hard-disk space for SQL Server Books Online, SQL Server Mobile Books Online, and sample databases

Drive

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive

Display

Super VGA (1,024x768) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

Super VGA (1,024x768) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

Super VGA (1,024x768) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor

Other Devices

Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

Other Requirements

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 or later

  • For Reporting Services, you need Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 or later, and ASP.NET 2.0 or later

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 or later

  • For Reporting Services, you need Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 or later, and ASP.NET 2.0 or later

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 or later

  • For Reporting Services, you need Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 or later, and ASP.NET 2.0 or later

To review complete system requirements, visit the SQL Server 2005 System Requirements page.

Notes:

  • SQL Server 2005 does not support the Banyan VINES Sequenced Packet protocol (SPP), Multiprotocol, AppleTalk, or NWLink IPX/SPX network protocols. Clients previously connecting with these protocols must select a different protocol to connect to SQL Server 2005.

  • SQL Server 2005 software works on hardware certified for use with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

  • Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install. Additional available hard-disk space may be required.

  • Installing SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition on Windows Small Business Server 2003 with SP1 or later: It is possible to install these products, but this configuration is not supported by Microsoft. A more reliable configuration would be to add another member server running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition and then install SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition on the member server.

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