Install Sharepoint 2010 on a Windows desktop

After living in virtual machines more recently someone cool reminded me about this trick to enable Sharepoint 2010 install on a Windows desktop.

The full McCoy is here … but essentially extract the sharepoint install pack to your local file system, locate the config.xml file in the ..\files\Setup\ folder of the Sharepoint install.  Add the following line <Setting Id=”AllowWindowsClientInstall” Value=”True”/> before the end of the </configuration> tag.

Just make sure your Windows desktop has plenty of 64 bit thrust and loads of RAM.

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