Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 2008 is a breeze with the new included Farm Setup Wizard, however installing it under Windows 7 is another story.
I approached SharePoint 2010 the old way, try and see, planning to write a post on how to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7, and then realized that Microsoft have promised that with this version the documentation will be here so I tried the MSDN and there it is, a step by step instruction available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869(office.14).aspx
The following steps are based on the public beta for SharePoint 2010. So in short what you need to do is:
- Extract the SharePoint files into a folder.
- Modify the config.xml to be able to install it on Windows 7 by including the <Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/> tag.
- Install prerequisites:
- Microsoft FilterPack 2.0 Beta from the extracted folder: c:\SharePointFiles\PrerequisiteInstallerFiles\FilterPack\FilterPack.msi
- Microsoft Sync Framework
- SQL Server Native Client
- Microsoft Geneva Framework Beta 1 Runtime for x64
- ADO.NET Data Services v1.5, which is required to support the REST service that is available at http://localhost/_vti_bin/ListData.svc. Choose the Runtime Only installer.
- Chart Controls (this is not required if you are going to install SharePoint Foundation 2010).
- SQL Server Analysis Services – ADOMD.Net (this is not required if you are going to install SharePoint Foundation 2010).
- Enable all the necessary windows features using this script.
- Reboot your computer (this step is very important don’t skip it otherwise you might get errors when running the configuration wizard).
- Install SharePoint 2010 from the extracted folder.
- When you are prompted to run the Configuration Wizard, don’t.
- Install SQL Server 2008 KB 970315 x64.
- Install FIX FOR: WCF: SharePoint Shared Services Roll-up
- Now you can run the Configuration Wizard.
- Install Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Professional.
- Download and install the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 SDK.
If you plan to install the Office Web Application again you will need to extract the files then modify the config.xml to allow the Windows 7 installation by including <Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/> tag.