Author: Jiangong SUN
It takes me sometime to successfully install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7. I've encountered some problems during installation.
Problem 1: Installation Windows 7 64 bits system on VMWare
In fact, SharePoint 2010 can only be installed on 64-bit Windows 7. So I tried to install a 64-bit Windows 7 system, but my machine is not configured to support it. I need to modify BIOS configuration.
This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible.
This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled.
Intel VT-x might be disabled if it has been disabled in the BIOS/firmware settings or the host has not been power-cycled since changing this setting.
(1) Verify that the BIOS/firmware settings enable Intel VT-x and disable 'trusted execution.'
(2) Power-cycle the host if either of these BIOS/firmware settings have been changed.
(3) Power-cycle the host if you have not done so since installing VMware Workstation.
(4) Update the host's BIOS/firmware to the latest version.
Navigate to BIOS interface when starting the system.
BIOS -> Security -> Virtualization -> Intel(R) Virtualization Technology -> Enabled
Problem 2: SharePoint 2010 installation source file can't execute on Windows 7
Then I need to modify the SharePoint 2010 source file to make it can be installed on Windows 7 system.
Setup is unable to proceed to the following error(s):
this product requires windows server 2008 Service Pack or above
Correct the issue(s) listed above and re-run setup
1) extract your installation file using command line (!important)
2) go to Setup\config.xml
3) change config file by adding following
<Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/>
4) launch set up
Before you execute the installation file, you need to install some updates and tools in your windows 7 system.
1: Install ADO.NET Data Services Update for .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
2: Install the prerequisite file in SharePoint 2010 extraction folder
3: Install Microsoft Sync Framework
4: Install Visual Studio 2010 or 2012
5: Turn on windows services
Go to "Control Panel" -> "Programs" -> "Activate or Deactivate windows functionalities"
6: Cumulative update package 2 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Now you can run the setup.exe to launch SharePoint 2010 installation.
You need to choose "Standalone" mode.
Once SharePoint 2010 Server is installed, a configuration is proposed.
Now, another problem occurs.
The reason of this exception is the configuration doesn’t find the Chart Controls.
You need to install Microsoft Chart to resolve this problem.
Once you have installed the file, you can continue to configure SharePoint.
Once the configuration is finished, you can access to the SharePoint Central Administration interface.
Now you have successfully installed SharePoint Server 2010. I hope this post can do help for you !