How to install MOSS 2007 SP2 on Windows 7 RC (build 7100)

Although this is not a supported scenario, there is a way to install MOSS 2007 onto Windows 7 Release Candidate (build 7100). Here are the steps:

Now you need to slipstream the installation packages (if you try to run the installer without SP2 slipstreamed, you will be blocked (KB 962935)

To create the slipstream package, follow the steps in Basically, you need to open a command prompt and execute the following commands:

  • wssv3sp2-kb953338-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:C:\TEMP\MOSS2007x64\Updates
  • officeserver2007sp2-kb953334-x64-fullfile-en-us.exe /extract:C:\TEMP\MOSS2007x64\Updates

Delete Wsssetup.dll because it may conflict with Svrsetup.dll. Having both Wsssetup.dll and Svrsetup.dll in the updates folder for a slipstreamed installation source is not supported.

Run the SetupLauncher from C:\Program Files (x86)\WssOnVista\Setup

Locate the setup.exe in your installation folder.

Comments (7)

  1. rafats says:

    Thanks a lot! Appriciate your post.

  2. OferGal says:

    I did this on win 7 and on vista

    the install and configuration went fine

    but the "SharePoint 3.0 Central Administration" page comes up empty

    I checked the site in iis its all there.

    Any Idea what is wrong?

  3. Asad Ali says:

    Please make sure the your sharepoint setup is in C drive.

  4. ashwani says:

    Hi ….

    this link for only these operating system " Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2008 "

  5. Shafaqat says:


    I have tried this solution but an error is displayed "Windows Server 2003 sp1" is required for this product.

  6. txomon says:

    Ok, I did all instructions and I works… I made a CD with x86 and x64… but I suppose that microsoft is not interested in sharing such CD…

    I may add that I'm experiencing problems with Windows 7 Pro, because configuration crashes with:

    Exception: Microsoft.SharePoint.Upgrade.SPUpgradeException

    and during installation, it says one upgrade was not installed… I will try to fix it

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