Installation Prerequisites

Before installing SMS 2003 Server, you should verify that the hardware and software prerequisites are met. You should also note that there are different software requirements for some of the SMS site systems that can be enabled on machines other than the site server.

Hardware Requirements

The following table shows the hardware requirements for installing SMS 2003 Server with Service Pack 1. You can find the most up-to-date requirements at


Minimum Requirement


550 MHz or faster processor (Intel Pentium, Celeron, or compatible processor)


256MB of RAM or higher

Hard disk

2GB of available hard disk space

Software Requirements

Software requirements for SMS 2003 SP 1 will vary according to the site systems installed on the computer. The following table summarizes software requirements for an SMS site server.


Minimum Requirement

Operating System

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP2 or later


SQL Server 7.0 with SP3 or later
SQL Server 2000 with SP3a or later (required for advanced security)

The following table summarizes system requirements for different site systems.

Site System


Management Point

Microsoft Windows 2000 SP3 or later
BITS Extensions

Client Access Point

At least one NTFS partition available

Server Locator Point


Distribution Point

BITS Extensions for BITS-enabled Distribution Points
WebDAV Extensions

Reporting Point

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2 or later
Office Web Components (for Office 2000 or later) for charts

Professional MOM 2005, SMS 2003, and WSUS
Professional MOM 2005, SMS 2003, and WSUS
ISBN: 0764589636
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
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