From a SIMS perspective the salient requirements for using installing and using SQL
• Processor 1.5GHz Pentium III compatible or faster processor
• Memory 1 GB of RAM or more
• Hard disk Approximately 1GB of working space + 1/4GB for SQL Express.
Customers should allow approximately 5 MB per pupil/student. For example a 1000
pupil/student school would be advised to have 5GB free space for SIMS. (please note
this is for SQL Express Installation only, the migration of the SIMS database will
require additional Hard disk space)
• .Net Framework 2.0 SP2 or higher
Microsoft Windows XP Pro (SP2 or higher, 32bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (for small Peer to peer networks only).
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (SP1 or higher, 32 and 64 Bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32 and 64 Bit)
• Other Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 or greater