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Thursday, February 23, 2012

SQL SERVER 2012 "Denali" -- Hardware and Software Requirements

I have gathered this information from Microsoft and other blogs.



·         Microsoft recommends using NTFS file format instead of FAT32. FAT32 will work but you should probably not use it.
·         You can't install SQL Server 2012 (code-named Denali) on mapped drives or compressed drives.
·         You have to have the "no-reboot" package installed prior to installing SQL Server 2012 (code-named Denali). This is included in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Otherwise, you can download the no-reboot package from Microsoft.
·         SQL Server 2012 (code-named Denali) requires the .NET Framework 4.0.
·         Virtualization is supported using Microsoft's Hyper-V technology.
·         You will need at least 3.6 GB of free disk space.
·         Microsoft recommends that you do not install SQL Server 2012 (code-named Denali) on a domain controller.
·         Recommended Processors & RAM
·         64-bit version: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlin 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T Support or Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support running 2.0 GHz or faster. Recommended RAM is maximum that operating system supports or at least 2 GB.
·         32-bit version: Pentium III or compatible running at 2.0 GHz of faster. Recommended RAM is maximum that operating system supports or at least 2 GB.
·         Windows PowerShell 2.0 is a pre-requisite for installing SQL Server 2012 (code-named Denali). You can get this software from the Windows Management Framework page.
·         Check out the step by step installation guide with screenshots to get a preview of the SQL Server 2012 install and configuration process.
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