The processor in the computer on which you intend to install SQL Server must be an Intel Pentium or compatible 400MHz or higher processor. Microsoft recommends that you use a 700MHz or higher processor.
A SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition installation must have a minimum of 128 MB of memory, in addition to that required by the operating system.
Microsoft recommends that you use at least 512 MB of memory.
SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition and Developer Edition require a minimum of 64 MB of memory. Express Edition requires 64 MB of memory when installed on Microsoft Windows® 2000 or Windows 2003, and 32 MB on Windows XP.
Hard disk requirements
The SQL Server 2005 database components require between 95 and 300 MB of disk space, depending on the specific options chosen. A typical installation requires 250 MB of disk space.
If you choose to install SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services, you will require an additional 50 MB of disk space for a minimal installation, or 130 MB for a typical installation.
If you choose to install SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, you will require an additional 5.5 MB of disk space for a minimal installation, or 8 MB for a typical installation.
Additional hardware requirements for typical installation scenarios include:
Monitor (SQL Server administrative tools are optimized for a screen resolution of 1024 x 786)
Enter the following command to connect to MSSQLSERVER using the SQLCMD utility. Enter the following Transact-SQL commands to retrieve the server name:
Confirm that the server name is returned, and then enter the following command to exit the SQLCMD utility:
At the command prompt, enter the following command to stop the AWSQLSERVER2 instance:
NET STOP MSSQLSERVER
Close the command window.
Review the log files
Open Windows Explorer, and browse to the E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG folder.
Double-click Summary.txt and review the contents of the file. Verify that setup succeeded with the installation.
In Windows Explorer, browse to the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG\Files folder.
On the View menu, point to Arrange Icons by, and then click Type.
The installation wizard generates XML log files using the naming convention SQLSetup__Datastore.xml. You should open the file with the highest SetupID number, which relates to the most recent installation.
Find the most recent XMLlog file, and double-click the file.
In the Open With dialog box, click Internet Explorer, and then click OK.
Review the contents of the file, which detail the steps taken during the installation process. Note that the first section lists the checks made by the System Consistency Checker (SCC).
Close Internet Explorer, and then close Windows Explorer.