Install and run SharePoint 2010 and PerformancePoint Services on Windows 7

Mar 28
Install and run SharePoint 2010 and PerformancePoint Services on Windows 7

SharePoint 2010 will install and run, including PerformancePoint Services on Windows 7.  This is nice as you can now develop on a laptop without losing sleep, hibernate, other client features and driver issues..  You will need a 64bit machine, preferrably with 6-8 gb ram.

SharePoint 2010 will not install by default on Windows 7, and there are a few workarounds provided by MS here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869(office.14).aspx

Successfully installed the RC bits, but was not able to install Patch 4747. Upon configuring Sharepoint, I was unable to create the configuration db.  Install log stated this:

Failed to create the configuration database.

An exception of type System.IO.FileNotFoundException was thrown. Additional exception information: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.IdentityModel, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

However, I found an additional workaround, reference here:

http://bkseo.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!1ECBD95615FD5092!753.entry

Follow these instructions from the above blog:

 --> Download Microsoft Windows Identity Foundation, Not "Geneva" Framework.

You can get Microsoft.IdentityModel 3.5. You can get it following url.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd440951.aspx