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Hardware and Software Requirements:
The following requirements apply to all SQL Server 2017 installations:
- .NET Framework:
o SQL Server 2017 require .NET Framework 4.6 for the Database Engine, Master Data Services, or Replication. SQL Server 2017 setup automatically installs .NET Framework. You can also manually install .NET Framework from Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 (Web Installer) for Windows.
- Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2:
o Require KB2919355 before installing .NET Framework 4.6.
- Supported operating systems for SQL Server 2017 have built-in network software.
o Note: Shared memory and VIA are not supported on failover clusters.
§ Also note that the VIA protocol is deprecated. This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
- Hard Disk
SQL Server 2017 requires a minimum of 6 GB of available hard-disk space.
A DVD drive, as appropriate, is required for installation from disc.
The following memory and processor requirements apply to all editions of SQL Server 2017:
- At least 4 GB RAM and should be increased as database size increases to ensure optimal performance.
- Processor Speed: Minimum: x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz
- Recommended: 2.0 GHz or faster
- Processor Type: x64 Processor: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support.