os requirements for sql server

os requirements for sql server

Post by Jerwynn Le » Fri, 23 Oct 1998 04:00:00



Hi,

What OS do you need to install MS-SQL Server?
Windows NT Workstation or NT Server or others?

Thanks

Jerwynn Lee

 
 
 

os requirements for sql server

Post by Neil Pik » Fri, 23 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Jerwynn,

Q.  What hardware/software can I run SQL Server on?
(v1.1   19.10.1998)

A.  That depends on whether you mean SQL Server "server" - i.e. the
database itself, or SQL Server client tools.  To just access SQL Server
itself you just need anything that will run a db-lib or odbc driver.

Where no hardware is mentioned then any hardware that runs the relevant
operating system will also run SQL.

SQL 1.1 Server      OS/2 1.30
SQL 1.1 Client Tools    Dos, OS2, Win3x, Win9x, WinNT

SQL 4.2 Server      OS/2 1.30, WinNT 3.1/3.5/3.51
SQL 4.2 Client Tools    Dos/OS2/Win3x/Win9x/WinNT 3.1/3.5/3.51

SQL 6.0 Server      WinNT 3.51
SQL 6.0 Client Tools    Win9x/WinNT 3.51

SQL 6.5 Server      WinNT 3.51/4.0
SQL 6.5 Client Tools    Win9x/WinNT 3.51/4.0

SQL 7.0 Server      WinNT 4.0 SP3 on 100% Intel Pentium 133Mhz or above
(1) (2)
SQL 7.0 Client Tools    Win9x/WinNT 4.0 SP3 on 100% Intel Pentium or
above (1)

(1) This means that SQL 7.0 will not run on 486 machines or some
AMD/Cyrix/IBM processors.

(2) SQL 7.0 will run on Pentiums slower than 133Mhz, but MS do not
"officially" support it.  However, they are unlikely to refuse to take
your fault call and fix the problem, unless it is directly performance
related.

Quote:> What OS do you need to install MS-SQL Server?
> Windows NT Workstation or NT Server or others?

 Neil Pike MVP/MCSE
 Protech Computing Ltd
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