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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by The Microsoft SharePoint Community Experts, Bill English

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Hardware Recommendations

Before you install and configure SharePoint Server 2007, make sure your servers have the recommended hardware and software. For a small server farm, you need at least one server performing all SharePoint roles and one server acting as a database server. The server computers should meet the following requirements:

  • Web server and application server. Dual-processor computer with processor clock speeds of 2.5 gigahertz (GHz) or higher and a minimum of 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM.

  • Database server. Dual-processor computer with processor clock speeds of 2.0 GHz or higher and a minimum of 2 GB of RAM.

Field experience shows us that nearly everyone now is purchasing hardware with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM. This amount is preferred and ...

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