How to Install SharePoint 2010 On Windows 7

Here is a high-level overview of the steps required to install SharePoint 2010 (Beta 2) on Windows 7 (x64):

  • Extract / copy SharePoint setup files to your computer

  • Edit files\setup\config.xml and add the AllowWindowsClientInstall = TRUE setting

  • Manually install prerequisites

  • Enable Windows features (via command line)

  • Install SharePoint (standalone), but do not run the configuration wizard

  • Install SQL Server 2008 CU 2

  • Run SharePoint configuration wizard

Full details can be found on the MSDN article, Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint Server.

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