Saturday, September 17, 2011

Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 8

Just for kicks I got Windows 8 Preview installed today and thought I'd see if I could get SharePoint 2010 installed as well. Fortunately, the setup instructions are pretty much identical to the ones used for Windows 7. The important thing to remember is that you need to make sure IIS uses .NET 2.0 instead of 4.0.
  • Install SQL Server 2008. I used R2, but you can use any version listed in the requirements.
  • Ensure all of the required IIS features are installed through Programs and Features. The easiest way to do this is to use the script that Microsoft provides. You can do this by copying the following into a Command Prompt.