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Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing Analysis Services

SQL Server 2000

Before you can install Microsoft® SQL Server 2000™ Analysis Services, your computer must meet the following requirements.

Hardware/software Requirements
Computer Intel® or compatible (Pentium 133 MHz or higher, Pentium PRO, Pentium II, or Pentium III)
Memory (RAM) 32 megabytes (MB) minimum (64 MB recommended)(4)
Disk drive CD-ROM drive
Hard disk space (1) 50 – 90 MB (130 MB for all components including common files and samples), 12 MB for the client only
Operating system Microsoft Windows® 2000 Server (3)


Microsoft Windows NT® Server 4.0 with Service Pack 5 or later (3)

For client components on client computers only, the following systems also qualify:

Windows 2000 Professional
Windows NT Workstation 4.0 with Service Pack 5
Windows 98
Windows 95 + DCOM95
Windows 95 OSR2 + DCOM95

Network software Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or Windows 95 built-in network software; and TCP/IP (included with Windows).
Online product documentation viewer Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later (2). You must install Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5 or later before you install Internet Explorer version 5.0.
Access permissions To install the services for Analysis server, you must be logged on to the server with Administrator permissions.

1    Setup installs a number of components that can be shared by other applications and may already exist on the computer.
2    Internet Explorer is required for Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and HTML Help. A minimal installation is sufficient, and Internet Explorer does not need to be your default browser. Internet Explorer is not required for the client-only installation.
3    Analysis Services should not be installed on a domain controller; this installation configuration is not supported.
4    Analysis Services does not support Address Windowing Extensions (AWE).

For more information about supported hardware, see the Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility List at the Microsoft Web site. For more information about Windows 2000-compatible hardware, use the Microsoft Windows 2000 compatible hardware devices search tool at the Microsoft Web site.

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