Monday, February 21, 2011

Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7

If you are setting up a development environment for SharePoint 2010 on your Windows 7 x64 workstation, then you have probably already read this article:

Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008

Unfortunately, if you read the article, you will notice that the prerequisites necessary for installing SharePoint will not automatically be installed by the installer on a Windows 7 system.  Therefore, it is up to the developer to manually install of the required prerequisites.

Fortunately, the Scripting Experts at Microsoft have created a PowerShell script to automate the entire installation of SharePoint 2010 on a Windows 7 workstation!

Script to Install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7

To go even a step further, Microsoft has released a tool which functions similar to the Web Platform Installer in that it allows a whole host of applications to be installed and configured automatically for you called the SharePoint 2010 Easy Setup Script.

This tool can be downloaded from here:

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