Monday, November 24, 2014

Installing Sharepoint 2010 foundation on Windows 7

While trying to Install Sharepoint 2010 on Windows 7 to setup Enterprise Portal, I was getting an error that Windows Server 2008 R2 is needed. I was able to install after adding following setting to the file in the setup directory.


Open the above mentioned file and add the following line to it.

<Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/>

After adding this line, the file would like something like that.

<Package Id="sts">

        <DATADIR Value="%CommonProgramFiles%\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Data"/>

<Logging Type="verbose" Path="%temp%" Template="Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 Setup *.log"/>
<Setting Id="UsingUIInstallMode" Value="1"/>
<Setting Id="SETUP_REBOOT" Value="Never" />
<Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/>

Once you add this line, run the setup again and you should be good to go.