Project Standard and Project Professional System Requirements

Before you install Project Standard 2003 or Project Professional 2003, make sure that your system meets the minimum requirements. If you are planning on working on large projects

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with hundreds of tasks, summary assignments, and resource pools, it is recommended that you have up to an additional 128MB of RAM available. The system requirements for a computer running Project Standard or Project Professional include:

• Intel Pentium 233MHz (minimum) or higher processor. Intel Pentium III class processor (or better) is recommended.

• 128MB of additional RAM beyond the requirements of your operating system (minimum) is recommended.

• 130MB of available hard disk space (hard disk usage will vary depending on configuration; custom installation choices may require more or less hard disk space).

• Super VGA (800x600) or higher resolution monitor.

• 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 with Service Pack 1 or later. For the best experience, use Internet Explorer 6.0.

• Project Server 2003 and Project Professional 2003 required for enterprise project and resource management capabilities. Project Server 2003 has a separate set of system requirements.

• To use Microsoft Office Project Web Access 2003 with Project Professional 2003, you need 5MB additional hard disk space, plus Microsoft Outlook 2000, Outlook 2002, or Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 if you plan on importing project tasks to an Outlook calendar.

Note If you want to use non-enterprise (workgroup style collaboration) or enterprise project and resource management, you will also need to connect Project Professional to Project Server.

See "Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Setup Issues" later in this appendix on page 962 for more information.

You can run Project Standard 2003 and Project Professional 2003 on any of the following operating systems:

• Microsoft Windows XP Professional (recommended)

• Microsoft Windows XP Home

• Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

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