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Installing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows 7 x64

, 20 Nov 2009
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A small guide to installing SP2010 on your client OS

Introduction

If you wanted to install WSS v3 / MOSS 2007 on your client OS, you had to use all sorts of tricks and tools.
There was this tool from Bamboo Solutions.

But now, you can simply install SharePoint Server 2010 on your client OS just by modifying a config file.

Requirements

  • Process Explorer (Download)
  • SharePoint Server 2010 Beta installer (I used en_sharepoint_server_2010_beta_x64_x16-19249.exe)
  • Windows 7 x64 as client OS

Installation

Ok, let's start up the SharePoint installer and you'll get the following error when trying to install SharePoint:

It seems that SharePoint Server 2010 is only compatible with Windows Server 2008 x64. But it's not.
Ok, start up Process Explorer while the installer splashscreen is running and you'll see the following:

setup_path.png

So it seems that the installer was unpacked in C:\Program Files (x86)\MSECache\oserver2010. You can browse to that directory now.

  • Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\MSECache\oserver2010
  • Go to the Files folder
  • Go to the Setup folder
  • Open config.xml
  • Add the following line before the closing </configuration> tag
<Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/>

Once you've modified the config file, you'll be able to install SharePoint Server 2010 on your Windows 7 machine!
Now you can have your development environment without even dual booting with Server 2008.

Enjoy!

History

  • 20th November, 2009: Initial post

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)

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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionWhat about Windows 8 PinmemberMember 1097373226-Jul-14 19:54 
QuestionThanks PinmemberJackanory7-Jan-14 4:18 
Questioninstalling sharepoint Pinmembermasmuh vitezstvi27-Nov-13 16:35 
QuestionThanks much Pinmemberquaichieu6-May-13 23:55 
AnswerHow to Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SP1 on Vista x64/x86 Pinmembermohmmad omar mustafa7-Mar-13 10:21 
Questionsame Problem Pinmemberkasthuraiah20-Jan-13 23:34 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmembernico muka12-Dec-12 23:59 
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GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberSreejith Gopinathan14-Jun-12 15:05 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberDave Jellison9-Feb-12 1:58 
GeneralHow to install SharePoint in Window 7? PinmemberRajesh Singh00718-Dec-11 23:32 
SuggestionSetting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 PinmemberPhaniKatakam18-Nov-11 0:36 
GeneralWill not install database now PinmemberMember 78092113-Apr-11 10:43 
U got me past one error message BUT now Central Admin gives me the can't create database error... What a mess!
GeneralGreat! PinmemberMember 78092113-Apr-11 9:55 
GeneralExcellent trick, thx a lot!!! PinmemberHumberto19098328-Feb-11 8:42 
GeneralMy vote of 1 PinmvpMark Nischalke25-Dec-10 14:30 
GeneralThanks you very much Pinmembernhvubak11-Nov-10 15:49 
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GeneralMy vote of 2 PinmemberAli BaderEddin8-Jun-10 21:32 
GeneralMy vote of 2 PinmemberAlliston10-May-10 2:00 
RantExcellent trick, however...still Pre-requirements must be installed before Pinmemberc_marius21-Feb-10 3:17 
GeneralRe: Excellent trick, however...still Pre-requirements must be installed before PinmemberAli BaderEddin8-Jun-10 21:31 
GeneralThanks PinmemberMahmood Moghimi22-Nov-09 17:29 
GeneralHi PinmemberMember 362869421-Nov-09 16:13 

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