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Working with SharePoint 2010 locally

Working with SharePoint 2010 locally

Working with SharePoint 2010 locally

I am new to SharePoint of any version.

But I have been tasked to create a external SharePoint site for electronic submittals.  

I do not have SharePoint 2010 installed on my local machine.  I have read about registry hacks and used it so my Visual Studio 2010 can now create SharePoint projects.  However, now I am unable to deploy a simple web part.  The error I get is

"A SharePoint server is not installed on this computer. A SharePoint server must be installed to work with SharePoint projects."

Outside of installing Visual Studio 2010 on the Sharepoint 2010 server and me remoting into it, is there anything that can be done so I can do Sharepoint projects on my local machine?

RE: Working with SharePoint 2010 locally

You can install SharePoint on a Windows 7 machine.


What I do is, setup a virtual machine (VM), then install SharePoint and Visual Studio on the VM.

VMware Player is free and allows for easy setup of virtual machines:

By using the VM, you can get it all setup, than backup the VM.  This way, if you break the VM, you can just create a enw one from the backup....

Let me know if you have any questions.


RE: Working with SharePoint 2010 locally

@ehaze - would it be possible then to move the work I do locally to a production server?

RE: Working with SharePoint 2010 locally

I don't see why not.

Just make sure not to hard code any URLs or GUIDs into your work.



RE: Working with SharePoint 2010 locally

Thanks for the information.  This helps a lot.

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