Saturday, January 5, 2013

Installing SharePoint 2010 Server (Foundation) On Windows 7

In this post we will discuss the various steps for installing SP 2010 on Windows 7.

As soon as you run the SP 2010 setup  on Windows 7, you will realize that its not that straight forward (though its not that difficult). When you try to run the setup .exe, you right away encounter the following error.

Therefore, follow the below mentioned steps and the tweaks required to install SP 2010 on windows 7.

Step1 : Modify the setup file

1) Copy the setup.exe file to a folder in your computer.

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.
c:\SharePointFiles\SharePoint /extract:c:\SharePointFiles

3) Locate config.xml add the following line inside the <configuration> tag and save it.
<Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/>

Step2 : Install the following prerequisites

Step3 : Manually enable each of the required Windows Features. 

1) Copy and Run the following command in a Command Prompt

start /w pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServer;IIS-CommonHttpFeatures;^

2) Restart your computer to complete the changes that you made to Windows Features.

Step4 : Install SharePoint 2010

1) Run the following command at the command promt.

2) Following splash screen will pop up.

3) From this point you can proceed with the normal sharepoint 2010 installation as mentioned in the previous post (Installing SharePoint 2010 Server (Foundation) On Windows 2008 Server R2).

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