Ever wanted to know How to get SharePoint 2007 to run under Windows 7?, Well you’ve come to the right place.
This solution should work with both 32Bit and 64Bit versions, but you’ll be pleased to know its fully tested to work with Windows 7 64bit RTM.
Ok let’s get started.
- Your Original SharePoint 2007 with SP1 Install media. If you’ve got an MSDN subscription download the ISO and mount it.
- SharePoint 2007 SP2 (either 32bit or 64Bit), can be found here (from Microsoft)
- A setup helper application , located here
- A database (I would go with SQL Server 2008, or get an express 64bit edition)
- IIS Running
To get SharePoint running on Windows 7 is not that difficult. We need to slipstream the original installation media with SP2 (because Win 7 won’t install prior versions). Then we’ll fire up the setup helper app, browse to the slipstreamed setup, select the setup.exe and it will now bypass the OS check. Once this is done we can install MOSS. After MOSS is installed, we will install a database. After this, we will run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard, provide the database instance, and MOSS should install nicely.
Step 1 : Mount your install media, or insert the DVD (remember this is MOSS with SP1) or for example (en_office_sharepoint_server_2007_standard_and_enterprise_edition_with_service_pack_1_x86_x64_dvd_x14-40187.iso)
Step 2: Copy the setup folder on the disk either the 32bit or 64bit folder to a local drive on your PC (for example: c:\MOSS2007)
Step 3: Download SharePoint 2007 SP2 can be found here (from Microsoft)
Step 4: Extract SP2 – and place extracted files in the updates folder of the copied original install media (for example c:\moss2007\updates)
This can be done… by doing this… (here is a 64bit example)
If you don’t provide a path, you’ll get prompted to browse for one.
Step 5: Turn windows features on, make sure you have all of the following enabled:
Step 6: Install SQL Server 2008 You decide on a version.
Step 7: Now the fun part… install MOSS using the setup helper application and it should go through without any problems at all….
Good luck – and have fun…..
And if you need more help just ask :)