Install SharePoint SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 OS

This is a quick tutorial to install SharePoint 2010 on a Windows 7 OS, this is a great way to create a quick development environment for MOSS 2010. Because the default installation works only for Windows Server 2008, you must edit one configuration file and install many of the prerequisites manually. You must perform each of the following steps while logged on with an account that has administrator access on the local computer.

  1. Copy the SharePointFoundation.exe (or setup.exe) installation file to a folder on the computer where you are installing SharePoint and doing your development, such as in the following path:
  2. Extract the installation files by opening a Command Prompt window, and then typing the following command at the directory location of the folder where you copied the installation files in the previous step.
    For SharePoint Foundation 2010:
    c:SharePointFilesSharePoint /extract:c:SharePointFilesFor SharePoint Server 2010:
    c:SharePointFilesOfficeServer /extract:c:SharePointFiles
  3. Using a text editor such as Notepad, open the installation configuration file, config.xml, located in the following path: c:SharePointFilesfilesSetupconfig.xml
    Add this line inside the tag:Save the configuration file.
  4. Manually enable each of the required Windows Features. You can do this quickly by copying and running the following command in a Command Prompt window:
    start /w pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServer;IIS-CommonHttpFeatures;
  5. Start the setup.exe and choose “Stand-Alone install”:
  6. Run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard now, and click on CLOSE (If you are using a local instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, install the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 KB 970315 x64 before starting the wizard):
  7. Finished:

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