Yesterday I blogged a solution to develop Sharepoint stuff on a workstation OS. Afterwards I did some additional research in the Web and I found a very simple solution to install the VSeWSS.exe 1.2 on a Vista or XP machine. You need only one Registry entry to fool the Installer, so that you can simply install the package on the machine. I checked this on my second test machine and it works:

Add the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\12.0]

Then add the string Value:

"Sharepoint"="Installed"

The solution was originally posted by Fernando Felman.

http://fernandof.wordpress.com/2008/02/11/how-to-install-the-sharepoint-2007-vs-2005-extensions-on-a-workstation/

I will also add this to my blog. This makes live a little bit easier ....

Best Regards

Martin