Thursday, 22 March 2012

Installing SharePoint Server 2010 On Windows 7

How To Install SharePoint Server 2010 On Windows 7 In this post i'm explaining how to Install SharePoint Server 2010 On Windows 7.
Installing SharePoint Server 2010 On Windows 7
Installing SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Foundation 2010 on windows 7 is bit tricky, If you follow the steps as mentioned below u'll be able to install SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows 7 64BIT without any errors. For Installing sharepoint server 2010 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.
Install .Net FrameWork 3.5 SP1 And Internet Information Services (IIS) On Windows 7 Make sure you check all the check boxes for both IIS and .net framework 3.5 Step 2.
Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 1 (SQLEXPR_x86_ENU.exe) Step 3.
Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express (SQLManagementStudio_x64_ENU.exe) Step 4.
Install Prerequisites for SharePoint Server 2010 1. Install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services ADOMD.NET 2. Install Microsoft Sync Framework 3. Install Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 4. Install 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 to install SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows 7, 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