This MSDN article describes in detail how to install SharePoint Foundation 2010 for development purposes on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The purpose of this post is to focus on the SharePoint installation on Window 7 only and clear out all the details for the other operating systems.
- Download SharePoint Foundation 2010 x64 for free. Note that there is no x86 version of SharePoint Server, so don’t bother setting it up if you have a 32-bit machine.
- Create a new folder “C:\SharePointFiles” and copy “SharePointFoundation.exe” to it.
- Start command prompt, change directory to C:\SharePointFiles and run the following command to extract the “SharePointFoundation.exe” to C:\SharePointFiles
- Open C:\SharePointFiles\files\Setup\config.xml, add a new <Setting> tag under the <Configuration> element, then save the file. Make sure you copy the below element as is since all of the text in the configuration file is case-sensitive.
<Setting Id=”AllowWindowsClientInstall” Value=”True”/>
- Install the…
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