This is a question is about system requirements for Mercurial on Windows machines, specifically Windows 7 vs Windows Server OSs.
[NOTE:] Kiln extends Mercurial. The above question arose while attempting to install Kiln where I found that Kiln requires:
- Windows 2003 Server SP2 or later, Windows 2008 Server, and Windows 2008 Server R2 (sorry; Itanium not supported)
- Microsoft SQL Server with Full-Text Search (2005, 2008, or 2008 Express)
- Microsoft IIS 6.0 and later
- Please do not run Kiln or the FogBugz/Kiln bundle in a virtual machine. Since Kiln is an extremely disk-heavy application; performance will suffer!
Given the requirements listed above, and unable to find any list of requirements on the Mercurial website, I am unsure if any such similar requirements/dependencies exist for installing Mercurial without Kiln.
UPDATE: Mercurial does not seem to have any of the requirements listed above for Kiln. The answer is that Mercurial will install and run on a standard Windows 7 install.