This book assumes you have installed Microsoft Office Access 2007 as part of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 or Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. To install Microsoft Office and related software for a single user, you need a Microsoft Windowscompatible computer configured as follows:
A Pentium 500 megahertz (MHz) or faster processor (Pentium III is recommended as a minimum).
Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2, (or later), or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1. (or later) operating system.
At least 256 megabytes (MB) of random access memory (RAM); 512 MB is recommended.
A hard drive with at least 527 MB of free space for a minimum installation when your network administrator has set up an install package for you on a server. When you perform a local installation, you need up to 3 gigabytes (GB) on your primary hard drive for the installation files and programs. At the end of the Microsoft Office system install, you have the option to leave some of the installation files on your hard drive, which requires up to an additional 240 MB of free space. You need an additional 40 MB to 240 MB of space to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (depending upon the components you want to install).
A CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. (A DVD-ROM is recommended.) If you are installing over a network, no disc drive is required.
A mouse or other pointing device.
A 1024×768 or greater monitor display.
Other options required to use all features include the following:
A multimedia computer for sound and other multimedia effects.
Dial-up or broadband Internet access.
Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Exchange, Internet SMTP/POP3 service, or other MAPI-compliant messaging software for e-mail.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 or later for advanced collaboration functions.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later to run Microsoft InfoPath.
Connection to an Internet service provider or a local copy of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) installed.