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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Install SharePoint 2010 on windows 7 64 bit

Most of time in case of development It would require to install sharepoint on the non-server os, As we know sharepoint 2010 can only be installed on the 64bit operating system. Now we have one choice to create environment on the Windows 7 64bit os.

If we don’t dig more on it, we have choice to install as standalone sharepoint but instead of that we would like to have sharepoint farm configuration and we don’t wish to install SQL express by Sharepoint installation but we have our own SQL server then?

Also to enable installation on Windows 7, we require changing in configuration file and that is to add one setting for it.

Below things require to add at ..\files\Setup\Config.xml

If you don’t add above setting, setup will give you error and you won’t be go further.

Next thing for using your own SQL server installation is to create Sharepoint Configuration database and that can be done with help of Powershell command named SP-NewConfiguationDatabase

Once you use above command in the powershell you will be asked to enter required details for your server and database creation.

To use above command please note that, you are going to use your windows user in it, so you need to give full qualified name.

Like mypc\user, if you don’t give full name it will give you error.

Reference: -for Installing Sharepoint -for configuration database creation. --for possible error we could have in creating configuration database.

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