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I am trying to set up a Windows 7/ Sharepoint 2007 (WSS) / Visual Studio 2008 box. Sharepoint is installed and running fine. I open VS2008 and create a Sharepoint Blank Site. I then try to deploy however i keep getting an error

"The remote server returned an unexpected response (405) Method not allowed"

I am more used to developing under SP2010/VS2010 so i'm a bit lost. Any help/how to's/book recommendations using VS2008/2007 greatly appreciated

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wss 3.0 isn't supported on Windows 7 –  Per Jakobsen Aug 29 '12 at 19:36
    
I refer you to this: community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2009/… and this: community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2008/… So yes it is possible to install wss 3.0 on windows 7. –  MikeC Aug 31 '12 at 15:38
    
Yes it's possible to install it, but it a HACK and you should not expect everything to work. I assume you're using the crappy VSeWSS with VS2008, have you tried deploy the wsp using STSADM? –  Per Jakobsen Aug 31 '12 at 15:57
    
That was my next step. I know its a hack but it would have been nice if it worked as nice as my Sharepoint 2010/Window 7 box. Never a problem with it. –  MikeC Sep 6 '12 at 19:19
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To go in a different direction: Create a Virtual PC instance of Windows Server 2003 on your Windows 7 box. Install Visual Studio 2008 and WSS on your Virtual PC instance and run it from in there.

Also, if you ARE using VSeWSS, download WSPBuilder instead from http://wspbuilder.codeplex.com/. It is an add-in for Visual Studio and work MUCH better than VseWSS.

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