Supposedly, Share Point 2010 can be installed on a Windows 7 machine. I have both Windows 7 and 8.1 installed on my laptop.
I was able to download SharePoint Designer, and can run it, but it's rather pointless without SharePoint itself being installed.
More specifically, I downloaded SharePoint Server 2010 (x64) from msdn (en_sharepoint_server_2010_x64_517467.exe), but when I try to run it, and select Install Prerequisites", I get, "The program has compatibility issues.Get Help Online. Your version of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 isn't compatible with this version of Windows. For info about possible solutions to this problem, go online to the following Knowledge Base (KB) article: Tap or click to go online to the Microsoft website for the KB articleTap or click to go online to the Microsoft website for the KB article
I did, and this is what it told me when I selected "Which version of Windows am I using?"
You're using Windows 8.1.
I czeched out the link but it didn't tell me much.
I opened the properties for en_sharepoint_server_2010_x64_517467.exe, and experimented with selecting the "Run this program in compatibillity mode for [Windows 7]" checkbox/combobox combination on the Compatibility tab.
I then got the question in a dialog, "Did this program work correctly?"
I didn't know - I hoped so (hope springs eternal in the infernal human breast), but I was only at the beginning of the installation process, so it was too early to say whether it has been successful or not. But, not wanting to "launch the troubleshooter" (which is the next step if I select "No"), I selected "Yes, this program worked correctly".
. . .But it didn't really seem to install any prerequisites, so I selected "Install prerequisites" again, at which time it again
told me there were compatability issues...Argghh!!!
I then tried to go straight to installing SP Server 2010, and it told me I couldn't, because "the product requires Windows Server 2008 SP 2 or better"
So, I went to the "Visit Windows Update" link. That opened a page in IE (I use Chrome) that wanted me to install a Vista update control. I have never used Vista! Why does it think I'm using Vista? It said to use my start menu to check for udpates - but I have no Start menu!
Is there any way I can install Sharepoint Server 2010 on my Windows 7/8.1 machine?
Note: I also tried installing SharePoint_SP2_en-us.exe, and ran into installation errors with that, too.
I'm trying Mikhail's idea, and am running run.bat in C:\SharePoint2010EasySetup\Labs\EasySetup\Source
However, it looks a little scary from the git-go, with an exception right off the bat:
Several things installed okay, but then Windows Identity Framework failed:
Is this a deal-breaker? Should I try to run it again, or...???
Responding to MikhailSP's update, I wanted to uninstall "Windows Identity" (the sticking point) in Control Panel > Uninstall or change a program, but I see no "Windows Indentity"
When I started up my laptop this morning, the PowerSmell window automatically came up and showed me what had installed correctly and what failed to install. Last night, I tried to dismiss the command prompt via "exit" which didn't work, then "abort" which did. This morning, "abort" did not work - it said "abort" was an unknown cmdlet! ?!?
So now this has become Snarepoint; every time I start my laptop, it tries to finish the installation of Sharepoint, and fails:
What can I do to tell it, "never mind - forget about this wild goose chase"?