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I used Virtual PC to create a virtual machine with configuration:

CPU: Intel Pentium E6300 2.8Ghz overclocked to 3.66Ghz (which supports VT technology)

RAM: 600MB

I thought it was enough for me to install SQL Server 2005 enterprise on it. But installer still tells me that the virtual machine does not meet the hardware requirements. Did I forgot something about this?

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Are you trying to install the 32 or 64 bit version. Microsoft Virtual PC only supports a 32 bit virtual OS. For reference here are the system requirements for SQL 2005. http://www.microsoft.com/Sqlserver/2005/en/us/system-requirements.aspx

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I'm pretty sure that I used 32-bit version. :) –  Vimvq1987 Jan 9 '10 at 5:27
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Did I forgot something about this?

You didn't. It is not a supported configuration, hence the warning.

It should run OK, but I would avoid this for anything other than development/test (in which case developer edition would be simpler).

Check the MS web site for what virtualisation solutions are supported with SQL Server (and other server software).

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after increasing the memory of the virtual machine to 1024MB, the warning's gone :). What a miracle! –  Vimvq1987 Jan 10 '10 at 2:49
    
It will work, just not fast with 512MB (as I did for ~18months). –  Richard Jan 10 '10 at 10:45
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