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MS-SQL Server Hardware & Software Requirements tutorials


Hardware Requirement


Hardware Component


Processor 64 Bit

Min: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T Support,

Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support.

Processor Speed Minimum 1.4 GHz,

Processor Speed Recommended: 2 Ghz or faster

Processor 32 Bit

Intel Pentium III compatible processor or faster

Processor Speed Minimum 1.0 GHz,

Processor Speed Recommended: 2 Ghz or faster


Minimum 1 GB

Recommended: 4 GB or more

Express Edition supports only 1 GB RAM

Disk Space

Depends upon component installed

Database Engine: 811 MB

Analysis Services: 345 MB

Reporting Services: 304 MB

Integration Services: 591 MB

Client Components: 1823 MB



Software Requirement

Software Component


Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2 SP1 64 bit Datacenter, Standard, Essential or Foundation or

Windows Server 2008 SP1 64 bit Datacenter, Enterprise, Standard or Web Edition

.NET Framework

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Windows Powershell

Windows PowerShell 2.0

Internet Explorer

Windows Internet Explorer 7 or later version


Windows Server 2008 SP2 or SP1 running Hyper-V role.


SQL Server 2012 Developer or Express Edition can also be installed on Windows 8, Windows 7 or Vista.



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