Minimum system requirements for Microsoft Project Standard 2003 and Microsoft Project Professional 2003

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This article lists the minimum system requirements for Microsoft Project Standard 2003 and Microsoft Project Professional 2003.

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Minimum System Requirements for Microsoft Project Standard

The minimum system requirements include the following.

Note A Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based computer with a Pentium III processor and 192 megabytes (MB) of RAM is recommended .
  • Personal computer with a Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz)-or-higher processor.
  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 3.
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or later.
  • The memory requirements are as follows:
    • For Windows 2000 Professional: 128 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 32 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Standard.
    • For Windows XP Professional: 128 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 32 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Standard.
  • The available hard disk space requirements are as follows:
    • 105 MB for a typical installation. 70 MB of the 105 MB must be on the hard disk where the operating system is installed.
    • 55 MB for a typical installation on a computer that Microsoft Office 2003 is installed on.
    • 310 MB for a full installation on a computer that Office XP is not installed on.
    Note Hard disk usage varies and depends on configuration.
  • CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive.
  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution monitor.
  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 with Service Pack 3 or later, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2 or later, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 1 or later. For the best experience, use Internet Explorer 6.0.
Additional items or services that you must have to use certain features include the following:
  • Internet functionality requires dial-up Internet access or broadband Internet access, provided separately.
  • Multimedia computer to access sound and other multimedia effects.
  • Windows-compatible network and MAPI compliant mail systems required for e-mail features.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 3 or later, or Oracle 8.0.5, or Oracle 8i, or Oracle 9.2 or later, required for projects stored in databases.

    Note If you are using the enterprise features of Microsoft Project Server 2003, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 is required.
  • Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 required for enterprise project and resource management capabilities. Project Server 2003 has a separate set of system requirements.
  • Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service provider. Local and long distance telephone toll charges may apply.
To use Microsoft Project Web Access, you need a computer with the same configuration that is listed earlier in this article, plus the following:
  • 5 to15 MB of additional available hard disk space.

Minimum System Requirements for Microsoft Project Professional

The minimum system requirements include the following.

Note A Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based computer with a Pentium III processor and 256 MB of RAM is the recommended system.
  • Personal computer with a Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz)-or-higher processor.
  • One of the following operating systems:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or later.
  • The memory requirements are as follows:
    • For Windows 2000 Professional: 128 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 48 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Professional.
    • For Windows XP Professional: 128 MB of RAM for the operating system plus 48 MB of RAM for Microsoft Project Professional.
  • The available hard disk space requirements are as follows:
    • 105 MB for a typical installation. 70 MB of the 105 MB must be on the hard disk where the operating system is installed.
    • 55 MB for a typical installation on a computer that Microsoft Office 2003 is installed on.
    • 310 MB for a full installation on a computer that Office XP is not installed on.
    Note Hard disk usage varies and depends on configuration.
  • Super VGA (800X600) or higher resolution monitor.
  • Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse, or compatible pointing device.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 with Service Pack 3 or later, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 with Service Pack 2 or later, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 1 or later. For the best experience, use Internet Explorer 6.0.
Additional items or services that you must have to use certain features include the following:
  • Internet functionality requires dial-up Internet access or broadband Internet access, provided separately.
  • Multimedia computer to access sound and other multimedia effects.
  • Windows-compatible network and MAPI compliant mail systems required for e-mail features.
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 3 or later, or Oracle 8.0.5, or Oracle 8i, or Oracle 9.2 or later, required for projects stored in databases.

    Note If you are using the enterprise features of Microsoft Project Server 2003, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 is required.
  • Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 required for enterprise project and resource management capabilities. Project Server 2003 has a separate set of system requirements.
  • Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service provider. Local and long distance telephone toll charges may apply.
To use Microsoft Project Web Access, you need a computer with the same configuration that is listed earlier in this article, plus the following:
  • 5 to 15 MB of additional available hard disk space.

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Article ID: 823433 - Last Review: September 18, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
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