SharePoint 2010 – Installation on Windows 7

In this article we can proceed with the installation of SharePoint 2010. Depending on your operating system and edition of SharePoint the installation files varies.


Following editions are available for SharePoint 2010:

· Foundation

· Standard

· Enterprise

Software Pre-Requisites

Following are the software pre-requisites

· 64 bit Operating System (Windows 7 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows Server 2008)

· .Net Runtime 3.5 SP1 (

·  MS Chart  (

· SQL Server 2008 R2 (

· PowerShell 2 (

· Visual Studio 2010 (

· Windows Identity Foundation (64 bit, 32 bit)

Note:64 bit Windows 7 can be installed on a 32 bit computer. For production server the operating system should be Windows Server 2008 and SharePoint Standard/Enterprise.


There are multiple ways for installing SharePoint 2010. Here three of them are listed.

1. You can download a standard trial version from the following link:

2. Use the Easy Script to setup development machine with SharePoint 2010

This option takes several hours depending on your internet connection speed.

3. Use the Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) option to have a preconfigured environment for learning


Download the file specified in option 1. After the download execute the file SharePointServer.exe


You will get the following screen:


Use the Install software prerequisites menu item from the Install category. As the installer check for Windows Server 2008 operating system you will get the following error.


We need to proceed with an alternative way for installation.

Proceeding with Installation

Open the command prompt and execute the following command:

SharePointServer.exe /extract:SharePointFiles

(Ensure that you are specifying the folder in which enough space is there)


You will see the following message box after a while:


So now we are ready with the files in the specified folder.

Modify the config.xml

Locate the config.xml file from the folder SharePointFiles\Files\Setup

Add the following tag inside the configuration section:

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

[Make sure the Double Quotes are Corrected after copy paste]

Run the Setup.cmd file

Now open the SharePointFiles folder and locate the Setup.cmd file.


Execute the command file and the installation will show the previous screen. First use the Install Pre-requisites option to install the required components. Next use the Install SharePoint Server option to continue. Now the following new screen is prompted.


Enter the following key for trial edition: VK7BD-VBKWR-6FHD9-Q3HM9-6PKMX. On pasting the key automatic validations happens and the Continuebutton gets enabled. Click the button to continue.


Accept the terms and again click Continue button.


In the above screen use the Standalone option to install all the SharePoint components in your machine. Now the installation starts..


Waiting for around 10 minutes, the installation will get completed click the Close button.


If you checked the Configureoption from the previous screen you will get the following Configuration wizard. Click the Next button to continue..


The wizard will perform activities like configuration of database, registering services, sample data creation etc. It will take almost 10-15 minutes for completion. On completion you can see the following dialog box.


Click on the Finish button to close the dialog.

Post Installation

After the installation you will be able to see the following start menu item:


Open the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration item and you will get the following prompt:


Enter the machine user name and password and proceed by clicking Ok button.


If you can see the above screen then you are ready with a successful installation.



In this article we have seen the trial installation of SharePoint 2010. The above installation is useful for evaluating SharePoint features and setting up a developer machine.

If you face trouble logging into the site (eg: http://machine-name) you can try this link:

27 thoughts on “SharePoint 2010 – Installation on Windows 7

  1. Jean Paul says:

    Notes for SharePoint 2010 installation on Windows Server 2008 R2:

    If anybody encountered problems like HTTP … Connection Closed, then try viewing the LOG file inside E:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14LOGS along with the corelation id of error.

    If error persisting, try removing the web applicatin, create new web application, create a blank site inside that and see.. Good Luck!

  2. ranjana says:

    Hello can i install sharepoint 2010 on32 bit computer.plz let me know

    1. Jean Paul says:

      Hello Ranjana,

      I remember that in a 32 bit Processor I had installed 64 bit Windows 7.Professional.
      There after you can install SharePoint.

      Jean Paul

  3. thanku so much


    1. Jean Paul says:

      No Problem Ms. Singh!

  4. ranjana says:

    Hello sir,
    can u provide me link for in a for 32 bit Processor 64 bit Windows 7.Professional.
    where i can download this window

  5. ranjana singh says:

    hello sir when i install 32bit processor 64 window 7 ihave problem configuration product fials
    i have 3 gb ram in my system . plz sit tell me how can resolve that issue . becuse without sharepoint installation i have not doing any practics work . i am so worry how can i resolve that issue


    1. Jean Paul says:

      Hello Ranjana,

      Are you using Windows 7 Professional 64 bit?

      Jean Paul.

  6. ranjana says:

    Yes i using window 7 professionl 64 bit but i have 3 gb ram

    1. Jean Paul says:

      Try viewing the 14 hive log of SharePoint + Windows Event Viewer!

      This will give you more detail information on error.

  7. ranjana says:

    when install sharepoit in window 7 cani need to install Virtual Hard Drive (VHD)

    1. Jean Paul says:

      Yes you can.. Eg: VM Player is another useful thing

  8. ranjana says:

    64 bit Operating System (Windows 7 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows Server 2008)
    .Net Runtime 3.5 SP1 link
    MS Chart link
    SQL Server 2008 R2 link
    PowerShell 2 link
    Visual Studio 2010 link
    which tell me which sequence all these install when sharepoint instal in window 7

    1. Jean Paul says:

      Hello Ranjana,

      Sequence could be any way, but make sure you install them before SharePoint :)

      Jean Paul

  9. ranjana says:

    Hello Sir,

    whn install sharepoint in window 7 64 bit Fallowing Error.

    error C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14LOGSPSCDiagnostics_7_22_2010_17_2_34_408_1971744040.log,

    1. Jean Paul says:

      Hello Ranjana,

      Are you installing in Windows 7 Pro?
      Have you installed all OS components & Pre-requisites of SharePoint?

      What is the latest line in log file?
      You can use my email id for querying.

      Jean Paul

  10. ranjana says:

    Hello sir, latest log file is error C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb Server Extensions14LOGS\PSCDiagnostics_2_10_2013_21_26_42_133_3034085666.log,

    use window 7 ultimate

  11. ranjana says:


    latest line in log file

    Timestamp Process TID Area Category EventID Level Message Correlation
    02/19/2013 21:34:42.66 wsstracing.exe (0x0E9C) 0x0370 SharePoint Foundation Tracing Controller Service 5152 Information Tracing Service started.
    02/19/2013 21:34:42.75 PSConfig.exe (0x05A8) 0x0C98 SharePoint Foundation Performance nask Monitorable An SPRequest object was reclaimed by the garbage collector instead of being explicitly freed. To avoid wasting system resources, dispose of this object or its parent (such as an SPSite or SPWeb) as soon as you are done using it. Allocation Id: {BBF09234-C1CB-4BE2-B576-247DD1836B13} To determine where this object was allocated, set Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService.ContentService.CollectSPRequestAllocationCallStacks = true.
    02/19/2013 21:34:42.89 PSConfig.exe (0x05A8) 0x0C98 SharePoint Foundation Unified Logging Service 8wsw High Now terminating ULS (PSConfig.exe, onetnative.dll)
    02/19/2013 21:36:18.97 wsstracing.exe (0x0E9C) 0x04A4 SharePoint Foundation Tracing Controller Service b9wj Medium Cannot get value for days to keep logs or the value is invalid, using the default value (14) instead.

  12. Harshal says:

    Hi Jean,
    I have an Windows 7 Prof. (64-bit) OS with SQL Server 2008 and 4GB RAM with 2 Cores(Core 2 Duo), so can i install SharePoint 2010 on this configuration. Your help will appreciate.

    1. jeanpaulva says:

      Yes Harshal. You can!
      Please proceed with step by step instructions of article.

      Jean Paul

      1. Harshal says:

        Thank you very much !!! :)

  13. RJ says:

    Hello Jean – firstly thank you for your installation instructions for installation of the trial version of SharePoint 2010. I had been trying for two full days with instructions from MS and others with no luck – your instructions were perfect! I have installed SharePoint to my PC running Win 7 Pro.

    I am having trouble with the Central Administration. I am assuming that it should launch into a SharePoint testing website of some sort however when I launch CA I get a blank web page where the URL is http://robert-hp:21973/. Can you give some suggestions as to how best to resolve this?

    Also, when I open the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration item I do not get the security prompt. Not sure that is a problem having installed to my Win 7 PC where I am the administrator.

    Thanks very much Jean!!

    1. jeanpaulva says:

      Hello Robert,

      Thank you for the good words..

      As a trouble shooting step, You can try running the Products Configuration Wizard.
      Also, I would iterate you did the pre-req installations correctly.

      Jean Paul

      1. Robert Ingles says:

        Thanks Jean – I am a bit embarrassed by even asking this however…
        do the pre-requisites need to be installed before installing SP 2010? I know the question may seem laughable what with them being pre-requisites however I am wondering if they might need to installed before extracting the SP2010 files and running the configuration model. I believe I installed some of them after I had successfully downloaded and installed SP2010.

        1. jeanpaulva says:

          Yeah! The pre-req complete installation required before SP 2010 installation :)

          If pre-req / IIS configurations are missing, then unpredictable behavior can occur, although installer validates some.

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