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Windows Azure SDK System Requirements

Modified: 2008/11/03 10:38 by nick.hauenstein - Categorized as: Azure Services Platform, Windows Azure
The Windows Azure SDK will install on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 (either 32-bit or 64-bit editions) based machines. It cannot be installed on Windows XP based machines. An unsupported partial workaround is available to try, however.


Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition



  • Windows Vista SP1 (when installing on Windows Vista)
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • IIS 7.0 (with ASP.NET and WCF HTTP Activation)
  • Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005 or Microsoft SQL Server Express 2008
  • Windows PowerShell (optional)

Note: Other Microsoft SQL Server editions are not supported. However an unsupported workaround is available to try.


Recommended Tools

  • Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio


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