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Hardware and Software Requirements (64-bit)

SQL Server 2000

  This topic applies only to SQL Server 2000 (64-bit).

The minimum hardware and software requirements for running Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 (64-bit) are listed in the following tables.

Hardware Requirements

This table shows hardware requirements for installing SQL Server 2000 (64-bit).

Hardware Minimum requirements
Computer Intel® Itanium™ and Itanium II processors with 64-bit CPU
Memory (RAM)1 Enterprise Edition: 1 GB
Hard disk space2 SQL Server database components: 190 to 320 MB
Analysis Services: 230 MB
Books Online only: 40 MB
Monitor VGA or higher resolution
800x600 or higher resolution required for the SQL Server graphical tools
Pointing device Microsoft Mouse or compatible
CD-ROM drive Required

1 Additional memory may be required, depending on configuration and operating system requirements.
2 Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install.

Note  SQL Server 2000 (64-bit) does not have a hardware compatibility list (HCL). If your computer meets the minimum requirements listed in the preceding table, SQL Server 2000 software should work on the hardware certified for use with the Microsoft Windows® operating system. For more information about hardware certified for use with the Windows operating system, see the Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility List at the Microsoft Web site

Operating System Requirements

You must use the 64-bit versions of the Windows® Server 2003 family operating system.

Internet Requirements

This table shows Internet requirements related to using SQL Server 2000 (64-bit).

Component Requirement
Internet software Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 is required to view the online documentation (HTML Help). This software is included with the 64-bit versions of the Windows Server 2003 family operating system.
Internet Information Services If writing XML applications, see the System Requirements for IIS Virtual Directory Management topic in the SQL Server 2000 32-bit Books Online.

Network Software Requirements

The 64-bit versions of the Windows Server 2003 family have built-in network software.

Note  TCP/IP must be enabled at the operating system level before installing SQL Server 2000 (64-bit). For more information, see Configuring Network Libraries (64-bit).

SQL Server 2000 (64-bit) activates the TCP/IP Sockets, Shared Memory, and Named Pipes libraries by default. To configure the network libraries after you set up SQL Server 2000 (64-bit), use the Server Network Utility (go to the Start menu, point to Programs, and click the Microsoft SQL Server program group).

Supported Clients

SQL Server 2000 (64-bit) supports the following clients: Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT® Workstation, Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 95, Apple Macintosh®, OS/2, and UNIX. Macintosh, OS/2, and UNIX do not support the SQL Server graphical tools and require ODBC client software from a third-party vendor.

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