Hello,

Previous post discussed the different options (mandatory and others) you needed to evaluate before setting up a SharePoint development environment. In the next series, I plan to explain one way to create this an automated way (or unattended).
To do so, I made these decisions for the environment:

  • 1 Virtual Machine with 2 Virtual Hard Disk Drives (1 for OS, and 1 for binaries and data)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Enterprise Edition en-us x86
  • Active Directory Domain Controller role
  • IIS 6
  • .Net 3.5 (but NOT the SP1 - issues with SharePoint are confirmed)
  • ASP .Net v2.0.50727
  • SQL Server 2005 SP2 Standard
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise Edition SP1 + Infrastructure Update
  • Visual Studio Team System 2008
  • Visual Studio extensions for Windows SharePoint Services v1.2
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise Edition SP1
  • Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 SP1
  • Internet Explorer 7 + IE DevToolbar
  • WSS v3 + MOSS 2007 SDKs v1.4
  • Notepad ++
  • Fiddler 2
  • .Net Reflector
  • Scott Hillier development method : http://www.codeplex.com/SPDevMod with philosophy explained here : http://scothillier.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!8F5DEA8AEA9E6FBB!197.entry

That said, next posts will describe one of the ways to build that.

<Emmanuel/>