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This guide on MSDN tells you pretty much everything you need to know on installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista and 7. As an aside, if you're going to be doing SharePoint Development, you'll really be wanting to do it in a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008. You might need a bit more muscle in your host system (at least 6GB), but SharePoint can ...


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Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 More on Google.


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Worked for me: server 2k12, SQL 2k12, SharePoint 2k13. This was done on Hyper-V I did it as a single server installation, joining the server to my existing domain, used the full installation option (default) as opposed to the stand alone server. Beyond that, I accepted the defaults as it's the first time I've played with this edition. As for Perms, I ...


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Sounds like you have done a stand alone installation when you installed the bits. This changes everything. You should always do a Server Farm install, even if you are putting everything on a single machine. The only way to repair this is to uninstall SharePoint and install it using the Server Farm installation.


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the article you reference at the end of your question really answers it: custom web services should be placed in _vti_bin. i usually start by adding them to _LAYOUTS but thats only to be able to define my discovery files etc (as described in the MSDN specification you mention). _vti_bin is a virtual directory mapped to the 12/ISAPI folder, so you can ...


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This is the official guide from Microsoft: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx I tried these instructions and they did not work. This could be due to user error though. There is also a PowerShell script that claims to do it: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/a88cad83-f595-4487-940e-f678ce47eb5f I have not tested ...


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As almost always with SharePoint the answer is "It depends". Why should I have a separate Install account? The main purpose of a separate Install account is to be sure you have an account which is owner of all the installed files and therefore always have the rights to update these. So at least you shouldn't use a personal account for the installation as ...


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Not sure if I understand your question entirely, but if you install a language pack, Central Administration should be available in that language too. For example, If your customer installed the Swedish based version of SharePoint then install the English language pack and you'll be able to run Central Administration in English if you want too. You don't ...


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You cannot install SharePoint on XP. There is a round about way of installing it on Vista (see http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2008/05/21/how-to-install-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-sp1-on-vista-x64-x86.aspx) but you should try and install it on Windows Server 2003 or 2008. By doing so you will get Windows SharePoint ...


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I would load up Process Monitor http://live.sysinternals.com/Procmon.exe then attempt your re-install again. You should be able to see what files/registry keys it is looking at, and remove or edit the offending entries from there. If it starts to look like you will be spending more than an hour on it, then I would look to just re-install, it will take ...


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Developing for SharePoint for SharePoint with VS2010 requires running it on a machine with SharePoint installed locally. I would not recommend doing the Windows 7 install of SharePoint as you do not get full functionality of the Server edition with a Windows 7 install. Sounds like you have the RAM to run a virtual machine. I would recommend doing a Windows ...


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Separate web applications would get you totally separated sites on the same server. I don't believe there would be a method to share content easily between the web applications. I don't know enough about content migration/deployment to know if that would be viable. An klunky alternative would be to have another separate "shared" web application where any ...


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Note: This is the database restore process we follow, if you want to recreate the farm just do your SharePoint install and configure as you need then overwrite the databases created with the production versions. It's how we populate new installs when we create local SP vm's for development and test use. We do this on a monthly basis, and while this is ...


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The best description I've seen is Todd Klindts How to create a SharePoint 2010 farm with no GUIDs using PowerShell If you've already created your farm you can follow his other post Getting the GUID out of the AdminContent database in SharePoint 2010


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If I recall correctly PowerShell 1.0 (or some later version like 1.0 CTP something) is default PowerShell version on Windows 2008 Server (not R2). SharePoint 2010 uses PowerShell 2.0. If PowerShell 1.0 is already installed on your server you will have to uninstall it. Before running actual SharePoint installation run Install software prerequisites and this ...


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WSS can be installed for free, so can SharePoint Foundation 2010, which should be released tomorrow. You cannot install WSS on XP, it must be a Windows Server 2003 or 2008 server. While SharePoint Foundation 2010 can be installed on Windows 7, this is for development use only, and you will still need to install it for production on a Windows Server 2008 ...


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Three things you need to do when you get HTTP 500 errors: Check the event viewer for any kind of errors related to SharePoint, IIS etc Check the SharePoint trace/ULS logs for errors, exceptions etc (they are located in {SharePoint Root}\LOGS by default Edit the web.config of the web application you are getting the error on and set CallStack="true", ...


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SharePoint licensing is almost a black art. You can get an idea of the list prices but things vary depending on how many people, who you buy it from, and how it is licensed. Here is a good calculator, but understand what you are clicking. http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/sharepoint-price-calculator/default.aspx With MOSS you need CALs. There ...


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You don't need any guidance, since they have SharePoint 2010 Easy Setup Script: The SharePoint 2010 Easy Setup Script is a new set of pre-packaged tools that help developers easily get started with SharePoint 2010 development by automating the provisioning of a developer workstation using Windows 7, SharePoint & associated tools. ... ...


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It turns out that the Prerequisites installer was downloading a 0KB Geneva installation package, because the official Microsoft download URL is down (giving 404 errors). I found a working link to the installer: http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/6/6/866E86E1-2264-4C80-836A-92F3F3A3B1AB/release/MicrosoftGenevaFramework.x64.msi. So the steps were: ...


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If you have SQL Server Reporting Services in SharePoint 2007 Native Mode, this would have required SharePoint installed on the SSRS server. This is probably why your set up looks like it does - it's much cheaper to install a non-accessible SharePoint instance on your DB server than it is to install a DB instance on one of your WFE machines. It's just a ...


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SharePoint is always installed on the boot drive - typically C: There should be lot of things that you should be considering if you really want to have SharePoint in a different drive Disk space - The minimum requirement for SharePoint 2010 to be installed in a hard drive is 80 GB, not to think that SharePoint is that big, but SharePoint must have ...


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Here are a few posts that can be helpful regarding SharePoint installations - Todd Klindt's recent post on SharePoint 2010 Install Guidance has been a most useful checklist. Todd has another good post - Top 10 SharePoint 2010 Configuration Mistakes -- and How to Fix Them. Also, Fabian Williams' two-part post is very illustrative in showing the ...


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It's not the prerequisites installation which selects sql, but the SharePoint installation. To run on a real Sql Server select Server Farm and then Complete, NOT Standalone or Stand-alone: When you then run the Configuration Wizard you are prompted to select the SQL server: Images taken from How to Install SharePoint 2010 on Small Farm – Part 1: Full ...


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It's a separate installation for the virtualisation software. Strongly recommended for windows 7 virtualisation: http://www.vmware.com/uk/ or if you can get windows 8 this is a better option and much more strongly recommended: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/hyper-v-server/default.aspx Your processor will be the thing to look at, as long as ...


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First off its not available in SharePoint Foundation, so you need the full SharePoint 2010 Server. Here it can be enabled at site collection level. The feature is called Document Sets. When enabled you can add a document set content type to your list, giving you the ability to create document sets from the "new document" button in the ribbon.


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Mike made very good tips on what you should look for, the best approach is to find a Microsoft licensing partner in your region that can help you find the best licensing. There are many options for purchasing a license, e.g. if you are already under Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft, or if you are under Academic or some other special licensing program... ...


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the article you reference at the end of your question really answers it: custom web services should be placed in _vti_bin. i usually start by adding them to _LAYOUTS but thats only to be able to define my discovery files etc (as described in the MSDN specification you mention). I've created a simple commandline tool which generates ...


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If you are doing a full SharePoint environment with dev test, integration test, pre-prod and prod (possibly with staging environment too) scripted installs are the bomb! Every farm can contain of 2-5 or more SharePoint servers! What scripted installs will give you is a reproducable install, that can be done from environment to environment without having to ...



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