Installing SharePoint Server 2010 On Windows 7

In this post i'm explaining How To Install SharePoint Server 2010 On Windows 7

Installing SP Server or SP Foundation on windows7 is bit tricky, If you follow the steps as mentioned below u'll be able to install without any errors.

Installing SharePoint Server 2010 On Windows 7
For sharepoint installation you need to have WINDOWS 7 Professional or Ultimate 64 BIT (x64)

It may or may not install on windows 7 home premium (x64). But definitely not on any version of Windows 7 32 BIT (x86).

Step 1.
Add .Net FrameWork 3.5 SP1 And Internet Information Services (IIS)
Make sure you check all the check boxes for both IIS and .net framework 3.5

Step 2.
Run Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 1 (SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe)

Step 3.
Have Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express (SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe)

Step 4.
Prerequisites for SharePoint Server 2010

1. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET

2. Microsoft Sync Framework

3. Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

4. Windows Identity Foundation (Windows6.1-KB974405-x64.msu)

5. WCF Hotfix for Microsoft Windows 7 (Windows6.1-KB976462-v2-x64)

6. ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (Windows6.1-KB982307-x64.msu)

7. Microsoft FilterPack 2.0 (C:\SharePoint\PrerequisiteInstallerFiles\FilterPack\FilterPack.msi)

Install this after extracting files from SharePointServer.exe in further steps.

Step 5.
Download Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Trial (SharePointServer.exe)

When we run this SharePointServer.exe, we get error shown below

To fix this error we need to edit configuration file, and for editing this config.xml we need to extract installation files from SharePointServer.exe to a folder.

Step 6.
Create a New Folder on C: and name it SharePoint, Copy SharePointServer.exe in it.

Open command prompt and execute following command.

C:\SharePoint\SharePointServer.exe /extract:C:\SharePoint

Executing this command will extract files into C:\SharePoint directory.

Step 7.
Install Microsoft FilterPack 2.0 from these files (C:\SharePoint\PrerequisiteInstallerFiles\FilterPack\FilterPack.msi)

Step 8.
Navigate to C:\SharePoint\files\Setup\ And Open config.xml in notepad.

Add below mentioned line at the end of file inside <Configuration></Configuration> section.

<Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/>
Copy exact line as this is case sensitive. and save config.xml file.

Step 9.
Run C:\SharePoint\Setup.exe to start SharePoint Server 2010 installation.

Enter Product key and choose Installation type in next screen (Standalone)

Finish the installation and Check the checkbox to Run sharepoint products configuration wizard and click on close button.

Click OK and Yes on next warning dialog boxes

Finish the installation without any errors

Login with your windows username and password and create your first sharepoint site.

Installing SharePoint Server 2010 On Windows 7

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