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Running Oracle 9i and SQL 2000 Server on the same machine

I need to install and run Oracle 9i and SQL 2000 Server on the same machine. What are the system requirements, hardware requirements and necessary steps to run both the database and server on the same machine? Thanks and regards!

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Yes, you can install and run both Oracle9i and SQL Server 2000 on the same server provided you have the required system resources.

You can install Oracle9i on:

  • Windows NT with service pack 5 or higher.
  • Windows NT includes: Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows NT Server Enterprise Edition 4.0, and Windows NT 4.0 Server, Terminal Server Edition
  • Windows 2000 with service pack 1 or higher.
  • Windows 2000 includes: Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter, and Terminal Services
  • Windows XP Professional

Processor requirements are:

  • Minimal Processor: Pentium 166 or Pentium 200
  • Recommended Processor: Pentium 266

Hardware requirements are:

  • RAM: 128 MB (256 MB recommended)
  • Virtual Memory: Initial Size 200 MB, Maximum Size 400 MB
  • Video Adapter: 256 color

For more information, review the Oracle9i Database Release 2 Installation Guide for Windows found here.

With respect to SQL Server 2000, the minimum requirements are displayed in a very compact and easy-to-read format here.

This was first published in November 2005

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