What are the hardware, software, and network requirements for NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 6.2 (NETIQKB72886)

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Environment

Group Policy Administrator 6.2

Situation

What are the hardware, software, and network requirements for NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 6.2?

Resolution

Installation Requirements

The account you use to install GPA must have the following Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Windows administrator permissions:

  • Database administrator permissions on Microsoft SQL Server
  • Domain administrator permissions in the domain where you create the GPA Security account and Export Override account
  • Local administrator permissions on the computers where you install the GPA Server and GPA Console

GPA supports both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, ensuring you can run GPA in any Microsoft Windows environment.

The computers on which you install GPA should meet the minimal hardware and software requirements for each GPA component you plan to install.

GP Repository Requirements

The following lists the hardware and software requirements for the GP Repository   computer.

Element Minimum Requirements

CPU 1 GHz (x86 processor) or 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)

RAM 512 MB, 1 GB recommended

Disk space 1 GB (able to expand to 5 GB)

Operating system

One of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

 

Microsoft SQL Server Configuration

GPA supports the following Microsoft SQL Server configurations:

  • Default or named instance are supported
  • Microsoft SQL Server clusters are supported 

Ensure the SQL Server uses the default collation order for the language of the SQL Server supported by GPA. For more information about supported collation orders, contact Technical Support.

If you are managing GPOs in untrusted domains, configure the SQL Server to use mixed-mode authentication. Otherwise, you can use Windows authentication.

Element Minimum Requirements

Platform

One of the following platforms:

  • Any 32-bit platform
  • x64-based platform
  • Itanium-based platform

Database

One of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard or Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 2,  Service Pack 3, Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard or Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise Edition

Other software

Other prerequisites are:

  • .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 or 4.0
  • Microsoft Core XML Services 6.0 Service Pack 1

GPA Console Requirements

The following lists the hardware and software requirements for the GPA Console

computer.

Element Minimum Requirements

CPU Pentium III, 600MHz

RAM 512 MB (1 GB for Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or Microsoft

Windows Server 2008)

Drive space 100 MB

Operating system

One of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 7

If you are installing the GPA Console on a computer running either Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 or 2, Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008; configure the central store on the domain controller in order to manage ADMX files.

Platform

One of the following platforms:

  • Any 32-bit platform
  • x64-based platform, but not Itanium-based platform

Web browser

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0

GPA Server Requirements

The following lists the hardware and software requirements for the GPA Server

computer.

Element Minumum Requirements

CPU 1 GHz (x86 processor) or 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)

RAM 512 MB

Disk space 100 MB

Operating system

One of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Platform

One of the following platforms:

  • Any 32-bit platform
  • x64-based platform
  • Itanium-based platform

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB72886

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