If you are building or testing SharePoint customizations, you should use virtualization over physical servers.  Virtualizing your SharePoint development and test environment has many benefits including easier debugging, the ability to rollback changes, and test different client and server configurations.  This article provides step-by-step instructions (with extensive screen shots) for building out a WSS 3.0 Virtual PC with Active Directory and e-mail capability.  So let's get started!

 

Create the Virtual Machine

Open the Virtual PC Console and click New

VPC Console

Click Next

New Virtual Machine Wizard

Select Create a virtual machine and click Next

New Virtual Machine Wizard

Enter a name and location for the virtual machine file and click Next.  Make a folder for each virtual server to keep it clean and organized.  For example: e:\vpcs\wssdevserver or e:\vpcs\mossdevserver

New Virtual Machine Wizard

Select Windows Server 2003 and click Next

New Virtual Machine Wizard

Select Adjusting the RAM and provide a reasonable amount of memory given your system capabilities and other programs you want to use while your virtual machine is running.  Click Next

New Virtual Machine Wizard

Select A new virtual hard disk and click Next

New Virtual Machine Wizard

Enter a name and location for the hard disk file and click Next

New Virtual Machine Wizard

Return to the Virtual PC console, highlight the virtual machine you just created and click Settings.  Because this is a development machine, we will enable undo disks.  This way if we make any unwanted configuration changes to the server, we can discard them.  Check the box to Enable undo disks and click OK

New Virtual Machine Wizard

 

Install Windows Server 2003 R2

Highlight the virtual machine you created in the previous step and click Start

Virtual PC Console

Select CD > Caption ISO Image and browse to your MSDN copy of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise R2

Capture ISO

Select the Windows Server 2003 R2 .iso file

Select ISO

If you're quick enough, it will boot from the CD.  If you are too slow, click Action > Reset

Reset

The virtual machine will boot from the CD.  Press Enter to install

Welcome to Setup

Read the licensing agreement word for word, using page down to scroll.  Press F8 to accept the agreement

Licensing Agreement

Press C to create a partition

Create Partition

Accept the default size and press Enter

Partition Size

Press Enter to install on the partition

Select Partition

Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system and press Enter

Format Partition

Watch the progress bar or go get a latte from Starbucks

Progress Bar

Your computer will reboot.  From here on out, during reboot you will be prompted to press any key to boot from CD.  Do not press any keys.

Reboot

Customize your Region and Language as appropriate and click Next

Regional and Language Options

Enter a name and organization and click Next

Name and Organization

Enter your MSDN Windows Server 2003 R2 product key and click Next

Product Key

Accept the default licensing mode and click Next

Licensing Mode

Provide a computer name and Administrator password and click Next.  Use a consistent, easy to remember password for all of your accounts such as pass@word1

Computer Name and Administrator Password

Select your time zone and click Next

Date and Time Settings

Select Typical settings and click Next

Networking Settings

Select Make this computer a part of the following workgroup: WORKGROUP and click Next

Workgroup or Computer Domain

 

Install Updates and Configure Automatic Updates

To complete the next steps, the VPC must be connected to the Internet.  Open the Virtual PC Console and configure the network adapter to allow the VPC to connect to connect to the Internet.  In this example, I am using my wireless network card

VPC Network Settings

Log in to the VPC as the Administrator.  The Windows Server Post-Setup Security Updates screen appears.  All inbound connections are blocked until you complete the steps on this screen are completed (and you click the Finish button).  Click Update this server

Windows Server Post-Setup Security Updates

If prompted to create a new network connection, click Connect

Help and Support Create Network Connection

Click Yes

Help and Support

The New Connection Wizard appears

New Connection Wizard

Select Connect to the Internet and click Next

New Connection Wizard

Select Connect using a broadband connection that is always on and click Next

New Connection Wizard

Click Finish

New Connection Wizard

Once the connection is set up, return to the screen and click Update this server.  If you configured everything correctly, Windows update will open in Internet Explorer

Update this server

Click Install ActiveX Control

Install Winidows Update ActiveX

Click Install

Install ActiveX

After installing the Windows Update, you need to update Windows Update.  Click Install Now

Update Windows Update

Click Express

Express Update

Click Install Updates.  During the update process you will be prompted by Windows Server 2003 and Internet Explorer 7

Install Updates

Watch the progress bar or go out to dinner and movie while it downloads and installs

Installing Updates 

Install the .Net 2.0 and 3.0 Framework as well as 2.0 SP1 and 3.0 SP1. Return to Windows Update and click Custom

Custom Updates

Select Software, Optional on the left navigation

Select By Type

Select Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0: x86 (KB928416) and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0: x86 (KB829019) and click the Review and install updates link

Select Optional Software Updates

Important: Keep checking for updates until there are no high-priority updates remaining.  You might as well install optional updates too

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Once updates are complete, return to the Windows Server Post-Setup Security Updates screen and click Configure automatic updating for this server

Configure Automatic Updates

Select Turn off Automatic Updates (we want to control which and when updates are applied) and click OK

Turn Off Automatic Updates

Once your server has been updated and automatic updates have been configured, click Finish

Windows Server Post-Setup Security Updates Finish

 

Activate Windows

You'll want to activate Windows now so it doesn't expire at some inopportune time a couple months from now. Click on the activation tray icon

Activate Windows Tray

Select Yes, let's activate Windows over the Internet now and click Next

Activate Windows

Select No, I don't want to register now, let's just activate Windows and click Next

Activate Windows

After activation completes, click OK

Activate Windows 

At this point, you should disconnect your server from the network.  Because this is a server, only connect it to the network if absolutely necessary (use local if you want to communicate on your machine).  Why?  One developer I worked with enabled the DHCP server and inadvertently start assigning IP addresses to users on the corporate network!  I worked in a secure environment where they scanned for servers and shut down your port if they found one.

 

Install Virtual Machine Additions

The VMA adds many features, but I like the easier mouse operation and the ability to share folders and drag and drop files from the host.  To install, from the VPC console select Action > Install or Update Virtual Machine Additions

Install VM Additions

Click Continue

Install VM Additions Continue

Click Next

Virtual Machine Additions

The VMA install

Virtual Machine Additions

Click Finish

Virtual Machine Additions

Click Yes to reboot the system

Virtual Machine Additions

 

Disable Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration

Because we will be developing on this machine and it isn't a production server, you'll want to disable IE ESC.  Open the Control Panel and click Add/Remove Windows Components

Add or Remove Programs

Uncheck Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration and click Next

Winidows Component Wizard

The configuration changes are applied

Winidows Component Wizard 

Click Finish

Winidows Component Wizard

 

Disable Internet Explorer Run Once

Because the computer is not going to be connected to Internet, disable the run once feature so you wont' get a page cannot be displayed error should IE try to access go.microsoft.com.

Open the Group Policy Object Editor by running gpedit.msc

Start..Run..gpedit.msc

Browse to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer and double-click the Prevent performance of First Run Customize Settings setting

Group Policy

Click Enabled and select Go directly to home page.  Click OK

Prevent performance of First Run Customize Settings

 

Disable the Shutdown Event Tracker

The shutdown event tracker is useful for production, but will get very annoying on your development machine.

Shutdown Event Tracker

Open the Group Policy Object Editor by running gpedit.msc

Start..Run..gpedit.msc

Browse to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System and double-click the Display Shutdown Event Tracker setting

Group Policy Object Editor

Set the value to Disabled and click OK

Display Shutdown Event Tracker Properties

 

Disable Screen Saver Password

Right-click on the desktop and select Properties.  On the Screen Saver tab, un-check On resume, password protect

Display Properties

 

Add the Domain Controller (and DNS) role

Ensure the Windows Server 2003 R2 disk is mounted.  If it isn't select CD > Capture ISO Image from the VPC Console

Capture ISO 

Select your MSDN copy of Windows Server 2003 R2 .iso file and click Open

Select ISO 

From the Manage Your Server screen, click Add or remove a role

Manage Your Server

Click Next

Configure Your Server Wizard

Wait while the network connection settings are detected

Configure Your Server Wizard

Select Custom configuration and click Next

Configure Your Server Wizard

Select Domain Controller (Active Directory) and click Next

Configure Your Server Wizard

Click Next

Configure Your Server Wizard

Click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Select Domain controller for a new domain and click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Select Domain in a new forest and click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Enter a domain name such as yourcompany.com and click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Enter a NetBIOS name.  This should be yourcompany (without the .com).  Click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Accept the default locations and click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Accept the default location and click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Select Install and configure the DNS server on this computer, and set this computer to use this DNS server as its preferred DNS server and click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Select Permissions compatible only with Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 operating systems and click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Enter a restore mode password.  I recommend using the same password as your Administrator account so it's easy to remember.  Click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Review the summary and click Next

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Watch the wizard or take a break for tea and a biscuit

Active Directory Installation Wizard

When prompted about the dynamic IP, click OK

Optional Networking Components

Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties

Local Area Connection Properties 

Select Use the following IP address, enter the following IP addresses and click OK

IP Address 192.168.1.150
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.168.1.150
Preferred DNS Server 127.0.0.1

TCP/IP Properties

I want my virtual to be able to connect to the Internet, so we'll need to add a gateway address. On the host machine, open a command prompt and run ipconfig to determine your default gateway.  In this case, my gateway is 192.168.1.1 (my router address)

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Return to the TCP/IP Properties screen and click Advanced.  Then in Default gateways, click Add

TCP/IP Properties

Add the IP address and click Add

TCP/IP Properties

Click Close

Local Area Connection Properties

Watch the wizard install DNS or take a smoke break

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Click Finish

Active Directory Installation Wizard

Click Restart Now

Active Directory Installation Wizard

After restarting the system, the Configure Your Server Wizard appears.  Click Finish

Configure Your Server Wizard

 

Add the Application Server Role

Ensure the Windows Server 2003 R2 disk is mounted.  If it isn't select CD > Capture ISO Image from the VPC Console

Capture ISO 

Select your MSDN copy of Windows Server 2003 R2 .iso file and click Open

Select ISO 

From the Manage Your Server screen, click Add or remove a role

Manage Your Server

Click Next

Configure Your Server Wizard

Wait while the network connection settings are detected

Configure Your Server Wizard

Select Application server (IIS, ASP.NET) and click Next

Configure Your Server Wizard

Select FrontPage Server Extensions and Enable ASP.NET.  Click Next

Configure Your Server Wizard

Review the summary and click Next

Configure Your Server Wizard 

Click Finish

Configure Your Server Wizard

You should have installed .Net 2.0 and 3.0 by now, but if you haven't do it now!  We'll need it before we can install SharePoint

Register the 2.0 Framework with IIS.  From the command prompt, change to the 2.0 framework directory and run aspnet_regiis -i.

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Open IIS manager by running inetmgr.  Click on Web Service Extensions and verify ASP.NET v2.0.50727 is Allowed

IIS Manager

 

Add the Mail Server Role

Ensure the Windows Server 2003 R2 disk is mounted.  If it isn't select CD > Capture ISO Image from the VPC Console

Capture ISO 

Select your MSDN copy of Windows Server 2003 R2 .iso file and click Open

Select ISO 

From the Manage Your Server screen, click Add or remove a role

Manage Your Server

Click Next

Configure Your Server Wizard

Wait while the network connection settings are detected

Configure Your Server Wizard

Select Mail Server (POP3, SMTP) and click Next

 Configure Your Server Wizard

Select Active Directory Integrated for the authentication method, enter the domain yourcompany.com and click Next

 Configure Your Server Wizard

View the summary and click Next

Configure Your Server Wizard

Open the POP3 Service snap-in

POP3 Service

Navigate to yourcompany.com and click Add Mailbox

Add Mailbox

Enter Administrator for the name and uncheck Create associated user for this mailbox (Administrator already exists).  In future, you can use this interface to add AD users, or add the AD user first and add the mailbox later.  Click OK

Add Mailbox

Note the account information.  For clear text include @yourcompany.com for the mail account name.  For SPA, do not include @yourcompany.com.  Click OK.

Mailbox Added

In the next step, you will configure either Outlook Express or Outlook (or both) to test the mail server.

 

Configure Outlook Express

Outlook Express is installed by default.  Login to the server as the account to configure and open Outlook Express

Start > Outlook Express 

Enter the display name for the account and click Next

Internet Connection Wizard

Enter the e-mail address for the account and click Next

Internet Connection Wizard

Enter the POP3 and SMTP server names and click Next

Internet Connection Wizard

Enter the AD account name and password.  For clear text authentication, do not check Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) and enter the account name in the format [accountname]@yourcompany.com

Internet Connection Wizard

For Secure Password Authentication, check Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) and enter the account name without @youcompany.com

Internet Connection Wizard 

Outlook Express will open.  Note: the mailbox folders will not appear until you receive a message

Outlook Express

Click Create Mail and send yourself (administrator@yourcompany.com) a message

Test E-mail

Click Send/Recv.  You should receive the e-mail you sent yourself

Send/Recv

 

Install Office 2007 and Configure Outlook

Install Office 2007 Enterprise using your MSDN license. Enter your product key and click Continue

Microsoft Office Setup

Read and accept the license agreement.  Click Continue

Microsoft Office Setup

Click Customize

Microsoft Office Setup

Since this is a development machine, you might as well install everything.  Select Run all from my Computer and click Install Now

Microsoft Office Setup

Watch the progress bar or go for a walk

Microsoft Office Setup

Click Close

Microsoft Office Setup

Login to the server as the account to configure and Open Outlook 2007.  When the Outlook 2007 Startup screen opens, click Next

Outlook 2007 Startup

If prompted to import from other mail programs, select Do not upgrade and click Next

Outlook 2007 Startup

Select Yes to configure an e-mail account and click Next

Account Configuration

Select Manually configure server settings or additional server types and click Next

Add New E-mail Account

Select Internet E-mail and click Next

Add New E-mail Account

Enter the account information.

For clear text authentication, do not check Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA), enter the account name in the format [accountname]@yourcompany.com

Add New E-mail Account

For SPA authentication, enter the account name (without @yourcompany.com) and check Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)

Add New E-mail Account

Click Test Account Settings to verify the account settings

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Verify the test was successful, click Close and then click Next

Test Account Settings

Activate your software (you may need to modify your VPC network settings to allow it to connect to the Internet)

Microsoft Office Activation Wizard

Uncheck the online search option and click Next

Privacy Options

Select I don't want to use Microsoft Update (we'll manually apply updates) and click Finish

Sign up for Microsoft Update

When prompted about installing Instant Search, check Do not show this message again and click No

Install Instant Search

Click Yes to view RSS Feeds in Outlook

RSS Feed

You should see the test e-mail in your Inbox

Test E-mail

 

Install SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition

Create a SQL Server service account.  Open Active Directory Users and Computers.  Right-click on Users and select New > User

Active Directory Users and Computers

Enter the service account name and logon

New Object - User

Enter a password for the service account (I recommend using the same Administrator password).  Uncheck User must change password at next logon and check Password never expires.  Click Next

New Object - User

Click Finish to create the account

New Object - User

Mount the SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition CD.  Select CD > Capture ISO Image from the VPC Console

Capture ISO 

Select the SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition .iso file and click Open

Select CD Image to Capture 

Click on x86-based operating systems

SQL Server Setup

Click Server components, tools, Books Online, and samples

SQL Server Setup

Read the agreement, check the box and click Next

SQL Server Setup

Click Install to install prerequisites

SQL Server Setup
After prerequisites are installed, click Next

SQL Server Setup

Click Next

SQL Server Setup

Ensure the configuration check is successful and click Next

SQL Server Setup

Ensure the name and company is correct and click Next

SQL Server Setup

Install all the components just in case you need them for your development.  Click Next

SQL Server Setup

Select Default instance and click Next

SQL Server Setup

Select Use a domain user account and enter the account information you created earlier.  Uncheck all the services so that only SQL Server starts at the end of setup.  Click Next.

SQL Server Setup

Set the authentication mode to Mixed Mode.  Enter a password  (I recommend using the Administrator password).  Click Next

SQL Server Setup

Accept the default collation and click Next

SQL Server Setup

Select Install but do not configure the server and click Next

SQL Server Setup

Click Next

SQL Server Setup

Click Install

SQL Server Setup

Once the installation is complete, click Next

SQL Server Setup

Review the summary log and click Finish

SQL Server Setup

Open SQL Server Management Studio and connect the database engine to the server.  Click Connect

Connect to Server

Right click on the instance and select Properties

Object Explorer

Click on Memory and set the maximum server memory to half the amount allocated to the VPC.  Click OK

Server Properties

Install SQL Server 2005 SP2

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Click Next

SQL Server Service Pack 2 Setup

Read the license terms, click I accept the agreement and click Next

SQL Server Service Pack 2 Setup

Click Next

SQL Server Service Pack 2 Setup

Click Next

SQL Server Service Pack 2 Setup

Click Next

SQL Server Service Pack 2 Setup

Click Next

SQL Server Service Pack 2 Setup

Click Install

SQL Server Service Pack 2 Setup

Click OK.  Reboot the system.

SQL Server Service Pack 2 Setup

Click Next

SQL Server Service Pack 2 Setup

Click Finish

SQL Server Service Pack 2 Setup

 

Create SharePoint Farm Service Accounts

In this section, we'll create the following service accounts for the farm.  Note you do not have to add the users to any security groups.  SharePoint will add them to the appropriate groups during configuration.

Account Description E-mail
SPFarm This account is also referred to as the database access account.
This account is:
  • The identity for the application pool that hosts the SharePoint Central Administration Web site
  • The process account for the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service.
SPFarm@yourcompany.com
SPAppPool The user account that the worker processes that service the application pool use as their process identity. This account is used to access content databases associated with the Web applications that reside in the application pool  
SPSearch Used as the service account for the Windows SharePoint Services Search service.  
SPCrawl Used by the Windows SharePoint Services Search application server role to crawl content across sites  

The following demonstrates how to create accounts and add users to groups.

Since the farm service account needs e-mail, we'll create it use the POP3 Service snap-in.  Click Add Mailbox 

Add Mailbox

Enter the Mailbox Name, check Create associated user for this mailbox and enter a password.  Click OK

 Add Mailbox

To create an account, open Active Directory Users and Computers. Right-click on Users and select New > User

Active Directory Users and Computers

Enter the account name

New Object - User

Enter a password for the account (I recommend using the same Administrator password).  Uncheck User must change password at next logon and check Password never expires.  Click Next

New Object - User

Click Finish

New Object - User

 

Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 with SP1

Run the WSS 3.0 with SP1 installation

WSS Setup

Wait while files are extracted

WSS Setup

Read and accept the license agreement.  Click Continue

WSS Setup

Click Advanced

WSS Setup

Select Web Front End (otherwise it will use SQL Server Express) and click Install Now

WSS Setup 

Watch the progress bar

WSS Setup

Click Close.  The SharePoint configuration wizard will open

WSS Setup

Click Next

WSS Setup

Click Yes

WSS Setup

Select No, I want to create a new server farm and click Next

WSS Setup

Enter the farm account (AKA database access account) credentials and click Next

WSS Setup

The CA port number is randomly generated for security purposes so yours will differ from the screen below.  Click Next

WSS Setup

Review the settings and click Next

WSS Setup

Watch the progress bar or take the dog for a walk

WSS Setup

Click Finish

WSS Setup

 

Configure the SharePoint Farm

In Central Administration (CA), you'll notice several Administrator tasks.  We'll work on those next

CA Configuration

In Operations, click on Services on server

CA Configuration

Start Windows SharePoint Services Search by clicking Start

CA - Search

The search settings screen appears.  Enter the search account credentials for both the service and content access account.  Rename the database to SharePoint_Search.  A quick aside on database naming.  I like to prefix my database names with SharePoint_ and be consistent with the scope and purpose of the database.  The SharePoint admin database cannot be named by the user, and it will be named SharePoint_[GUID].  You can backup and restore the database to rename it, but for me, I prefer to prefix everything with SharePoint_.  Remember, keep it clean and think of the DBAs.  Once you have entered the configuration information, click Start.

Search Settings

In Operations, click on Outgoing e-mail settings

CA Configuration

Enter the SMTP server name and the farm account e-mail address.  Click OK

CA Configuration 

In Operations, click on Incoming e-mail settings

CA Configuration

Enable sites to receive e-mail and change the e-mail server display name to mylist@yourcompany.com.  Click OK

CA Configuration

 

Create a Site Collection

Before we get started, let's delete the default web site on port 80.  We don't need it, and we will create a new web application from SharePoint in its place

Open IIS Manager by running inetmgr

Run..Inetmgr

The IIS Manager opens.  You will notice there are three web sites.  The Default web site is just that.  SharePoint Central Administration v3 is CA for WSS.  Microsoft SharePoint Administration is the Front Page Server Extensions 2002 Server Administration site.

IIS Manager

Right-click on the Default Web Site and select Delete

Delete Default Web Site

Click Yes to confirm the delete

Delete Web Site?

In Application Management, click Create or extend Web application

Create or extend Web application

Click Create a new Web application

Create a new Web application

Enter the Web application settings.  Here's what I've modified from the default

Setting Value
Description SharePoint
Load-Balanced Url http://wssdevserver
Application Pool Name SharePoint
Application Pool Credentials SPAppPool / Password
Restart IIS Restart Automatically
Datbase Name SharePoint_Content
WSS Search Server wssdevserver

After entering the settings, click OK

 Create New Web Application

Click Create Site Collection

Application Created

Enter the site collection settings.  Here's what I've modified from the default

Setting Value
Title SharePoint
Primary Site Collection Administrator yourcompany\administrator

After entering the settings, click OK

Create Site Collection

 

Install SharePoint Designer 2007

Mount the SharePoint Designer 2007 CD.  Select CD > Capture ISO Image from the VPC Console

Capture ISO 

Select the SharePoint Designer.iso file and click Open

Capture SharePoint Designer

Enter your MSDN product key and click Continue

SharePoint Designer Setup

Read and accept the license agreement and click Continue

SharePoint Designer Setup

Click Install Now

SharePoint Designer Setup

Watch the progress bar; it won't take long

SharePoint Designer Setup

Click Close

SharePoint Designer Setup

Open SharePoint Designer and activate your software

SharePoint Designer Setup

Click Close

SharePoint Designer Setup

 

Install Visual Studio 2008

Debugging is easier if you install Visual Studio on the virtual machine; otherwise you have to setup remote debugging and export SharePoint assemblies to the host machine.  In this step, you will install Visual Studio and any additional tools based on your preferences.

Mount the Visual Studio 2008 disk.  Select CD > Capture ISO Image from the VPC Console

Capture ISO 

Select the Visual Studio iso file and click Open

Capture VS Iso

Click Install Visual Studio 2008

Visual Studio 2008 Setup

Click Next

Visual Studio 2008 Setup

Read and accept the license agreement and click Next.  Note: you don't have to enter the product key

Visual Studio 2008 Setup

Click Install

Visual Studio 2008 Setup

Once the installation completes, you will be prompted to reboot.  When the setup screen appears, click Exit

Visual Studio 2008 Setup

 

Install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2008 Extensions, Version 1.2

Download the extensions here.

Run the installer

Visual Studio 2008 Extensions Setup

Click Next

Visual Studio 2008 Extensions Setup

Read and accept the license agreement.  Click Next

Visual Studio 2008 Extensions Setup

Click Next

Visual Studio 2008 Extensions Setup

Click Install

Visual Studio 2008 Extensions Setup

Watch the progress bar.  Note: there will be a long delay at the end (the installation is probably running a devenv /setup to refresh the newly installed SharePoint templates)

Visual Studio 2008 Extensions Setup

Click Finish

Visual Studio 2008 Extensions Setup

 

Summary

This article presented detailed step-by-step instructions for building out a Virtual PC Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 development environment.  I hope you find it helpful and I welcome your comments and suggestions for improvement.

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