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February 19, 2013 / red1s

Comparison of Hardware and Software requirements between SharePoint 2010 and 2013


Recently I was assisting a client with making the decision around whether they would be able to run SharePoint 2010/2013 within their current environment.

The decision would be solely based on their hardware and software capabilities (licensing and hardware) as opposed to required functions (which is also an integral part and would need to be considered)

The below tables list the requirements as such for SharePoint 2013:

Hardware Requirements:

Deployment type and scale

RAM

Processor

Hard disk space

Application Server/s

12 GB

64-bit, 4 cores

80 GB for system drive

Database Server/s

8 GB

64-bit, 4 cores

80 GB for system drive

Software Requirements:

Minimum requirements for a database server in a farm:

· One of the following:

· The 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

· The 64-bit edition of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

· The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter or the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter

Minimum requirements for front-end web servers and application servers in a farm:

· The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter or the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter.

Clients

• Windows 7

For information about how to use Windows 7 with SharePoint 2013 in a development environment, see Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008.

• Office 2013

• Microsoft Office 2010 with Service Pack 1 (With KB 2553248)

•  Microsoft Office 2007 with Service Pack 2 (With KB 2583910)

And for the SharePoint 2010 environment:

Hardware Requirements:

Deployment type and scale

RAM

Processor

Hard disk space

Application Server/s

8 GB

64-bit, 4 cores

80 GB for system drive

Database Server/s

8 GB

64-bit, 4 cores

80 GB for system drive

Software Requirements:

Minimum requirements for a database server in a farm:

· One of the following:

· The 64-bit edition of SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

· The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter or the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter

Minimum requirements for front-end web servers and application servers in a farm:

· The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Standard, Enterprise, or Datacenter or the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter.

Clients

• Windows 7

For information about how to use Windows 7 with SharePoint 2013 in a development environment, see Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008.

• Microsoft Office 2010 with Service Pack 1 (With KB 2553248)

•  Microsoft Office 2007 with Service Pack 2 (With KB 2583910)

For the purposes of this mail I have filtered out further details, however further information can be found at the following locations:

Hardware and Software Requirements SharePoint 2010:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.14).aspx

Hardware and Software Requirements SharePoint 2013: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485.aspx

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