Hardware & Software requirements

I have done the basic installation because:

  • it is the minimum configuration needed for a developer to adequately build event receivers and web parts, as well as develop workflows.
  • It provides at least a basic level of system testing capabilities

Hardware requirements

Component Minimum Recommended
Processor 2.5 gigahertz (GHz) Dual processors that are each 3 GHz or faster
RAM 1 gigabyte (GB) 2 GB
Disk NTFS file system–formatted partition with a minimum of 3 GB of free space NTFS file system–formatted partition with 3 GB of free space plus adequate free space for your Web sites
Drive DVD drive DVD drive or the source copied to a local or network-accessible drive
Network 56 kilobits per second (Kbps) connection between client computers and server 56 Kbps or faster connection between client computers and server
   

My spec:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2
Standard Edition
Service Pack 2
Processor : 2.0 GHz
Ram : 2 GB
Disk : NTFS
Network : 100 Mbps

Software requirements

Web and Application Server
• Operating system:
o Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
o Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
o Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition
o Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
• NTFS File system
• WSS v3.0
• MOSS 2007
• .NET 2.0 Framework and .NET 3.0 Framework
• Internet Information Services 6.0 – (IIS)

Database servers
• SQL Server 2005 Standard or Enterprise or SQL Express 2005

I used Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition with SQL Express 2005 in my installation.