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Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 November 26, 2009

Filed under: SharePoint 2010 — fmuntean @ 1:03 pm

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:

  1. Extract the SharePoint files into a folder.
  2. Modify the config.xml to be able to install it on Windows 7 by including the <Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/> tag.
  3. Install prerequisites:
  4. Enable all the necessary windows features using this script.
  5. Reboot your computer (this step is very important don’t skip it otherwise you might get errors when running the configuration wizard).
  6. Install SharePoint 2010 from the extracted folder.
  7. When you are prompted to run the Configuration Wizard, don’t.
  8. Install SQL Server 2008 KB 970315 x64.
  9. Install FIX FOR: WCF: SharePoint Shared Services Roll-up
  10. Now you can run the Configuration Wizard.
  11. Install Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Professional.
  12. 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.

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3 Responses to “Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7”

  1. Manish Arora Says:

    guidelines look pretty good..

  2. techwoo Says:

    Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 .Thanks for nice post.I added to my twitter.

  3. Bipin Malhotra Says:

    Very informative article. Its really helpful for beginner as well as developer. Its clear my all basic doubts. Thanks for sharing with us. Check this link too its also having well explained post on how to install sharepoint in window 7 step by step…..

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