There’s been a ton of blog postings on how to get this whole ‘SharePoint Foundation 2010 on Windows 7’ scenario working…most of which will eventually get you up & running, but I thought I’d provide a short & sweet, SharePoint Foundation 2010 Release Candidate summary of what you need to do.

My System: Windows 7 x64 running on a Lenovo W500 w/8GB RAM

NOTE: this install guide is ONLY for x64 versions of Windows 7…so I don’t reference what you need to do this on Windows 2008 or Windows Vista. Bing search if you need those…this (in my humble opinion) is the default install most developers will be using for a SharePoint sandbox environment

  • Install IIS properly on your Windows 7 machine
    • Start, Search, Windows Features, go to the IIS section and ensure every single one of the settings below is correct…reboot

ConfigureWin7IISforWSS4

NOTE: if you’d like a more type-centric way of doing this, from an Administrative-Command Line, type the following, then reboot

start /w pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServer;IIS-CommonHttpFeatures;IIS-StaticContent;IIS-DefaultDocument;IIS-DirectoryBrowsing;IIS-HttpErrors;IIS-ApplicationDevelopment;IIS-ASPNET;IIS-NetFxExtensibility;IIS-ISAPIExtensions;IIS-ISAPIFilter;IIS-HealthAndDiagnostics;IIS-HttpLogging;IIS-LoggingLibraries;IIS-RequestMonitor;IIS-HttpTracing;IIS-CustomLogging;IIS-Security;IIS-BasicAuthentication;IIS-WindowsAuthentication;IIS-DigestAuthentication;IIS-RequestFiltering;IIS-Performance;IIS-HttpCompressionStatic;IIS-HttpCompressionDynamic;IIS-WebServerManagementTools;IIS-ManagementConsole;IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility;IIS-Metabase;IIS-WMICompatibility;WAS-WindowsActivationService;WAS-ProcessModel;WAS-NetFxEnvironment;WAS-ConfigurationAPI