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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:… and this:… 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

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 It is an add-in for Visual Studio and work MUCH better than VseWSS.

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