Before installing SQL Server 2000, you should know its hardware and software requirements and the purpose of the system on which you want to install it. It is also important to review installation options to determine what options you should select during the setup process.
Hardware and software considerations :
Computer : Intel-based, or compatible, with 166 MHz processor, but faster processor recommended
Memory : A minimum of 64 MB, but 128 MB or more recommended
Hard Disk : SQL Server database components: between 90 MB and 270 MB. Analysis Services: between 50 MB and 130 MB. English Query: 80 MB. Desktop engine: 44 MB
Other Hardware : CD-ROM
Operating System : Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Data Center Server. Also, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 or Windows NT Server Enterprise Edition 4.0 with Service Pack 5 (SP5)
File System : NTFS
Other Software Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later
Before installing SQL Server 2000, you should know the minimum hardware and software requirements and compare them with the computer on which you will install SQL Server. During installation, you choose installation options according to the purpose of the system on which you are installing SQL Server. These options allow you to specify local, remote, or unattended installations, instances, installation paths, service accounts, authentication modes, collation settings, network libraries, and licensing modes.