What are the prerequesits for SMS installation


What are the prerequesits for SMS installation.
Hardware,Software configuration.

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Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
SMS 2003 supports up to eight processors per server machine. To use SMS 2003 server components, you need:

    * 550 megahertz (MHz) or faster processor (Intel Pentium/Celeron family or compatible processor recommended)
    * Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later, Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later
    * 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM; 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM maximum
    * 2 GB of available hard disk space
    * CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    * Network interface card
    * Windows 2000-compatible video graphics adapter
    * Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 with SP3 or later, or SQL Server 2000 with SP3a or later

Client Installations:

    * 300-MHz or faster processor recommended; 133-MHz minimum required (Intel Pentium/Celeron family or compatible processor recommended)
    * Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition; Windows XP Professional; Windows XP Embedded with SP1 or later; Windows 2000 Professional; Windows 2000 Server; Windows 2000 Advanced Server; Windows 2000 Datacenter Server; Microsoft Windows NT® Workstation 4.0
      Windows NT Server 4.0; Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition with SP6 or later; Windows 98.
    * 128 MB of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB supported; may limit performance and some features)
    * 80 MB of available hard disk space
    * Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher-resolution video adapter
    * Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
bsharathAuthor Commented:
Does it reqire any supporting software .Say ADS etc.

Farhan have you installed and tested this software...
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Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
No, SMS 2003 does not require Active Directory, BUT there are advantages to using Active Directory Domain Services with Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003. The advanced security mode of SMS 2003 requires Active Directory and provides easier account management. If you have Active Directory, you can use the Active Directory site boundaries as the SMS site boundaries. Extending the Active Directory schema also provides many benefits, but is not required.

Have a look at following FAQ's

Personally I have never installed and tested SMS, but in my organization it is implemented.
bsharathAuthor Commented:
Can i have the software packages required to install SMS.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Thanks farhan.

While installing if i need any help i shall post a Q and put the path here for your help...
Farhan KaziSystems EngineerCommented:
Thanks Sharath
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