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System Requirements for Versions 1.0 and 1.1 

To ensure adequate performance, the .NET Framework has the following minimum and recommended system requirements for client and server applications.

Operating System Requirements

The .NET Framework is supported on the following platforms.

Scenario Operating system

Client

Microsoft® Windows® 98

Windows 98 Second Edition

Windows Millennium Edition

Microsoft Windows NT® Workstation 4.0 with Service Pack 6.0a or later

Windows NT Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6.0a or later

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Windows 2000 Server

Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server (version 1.1)

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Windows XP Professional

Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 family (version 1.1)

NoteNote

On all these systems, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or later and Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0 or later are also required.

Server

Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 2.0

Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2.0

Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2.0

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server with Service Pack 2.0 (version 1.1)

Windows XP Professional

Windows Server 2003 family (version 1.1)

Additional Software Requirements

To use additional features such as ASP.NET, COM+ services, and the .NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server, you need the following additional software.

Scenario Feature Required software

Client

.NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server

Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.6 or later

Access to system management information

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) (installed with operating system on Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows XP)

COM+ services

Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.0

Server

.NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server

Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.7

ASP.NET

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0

Hardware Requirements

Scenario Required processor Recommended processor Required RAM Recommended RAM

Client (Windows Forms and Windows Services)

Pentium 90 megahertz (MHz)*

Pentium 90 MHz or faster

32 megabytes (MB)*

96 MB or higher

Server

Pentium 133 MHz*

Pentium 133 MHz or faster

128 MB*

256 MB or higher

*Or the minimum required by the operating system, whichever is higher.

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