Installing Client Tools

The good news is that setting up your SQL Server clients to communicate with the database server is usually easy. The SQL Server installation program can be run on your client machines, and it will install the core data access components along with the SQL Server tools (applications) that you will need.

Client Requirements

Before you can install the SQL Server client-management tools and various library files, make sure that the computer meets the following requirements:

  • Processor—Intel or compatible (Pentium 166 MHz or higher).

  • Memory—32MB of RAM (minimum). Some editions of the software require 64MB.

  • Hard disk space—95MB of available disk space (for client-management utilities only).

  • Operating system—Windows NT 4.0, Windows ...

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