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Can I setup my own personal SharePoint site for testing code?

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  • I just installed Office 2010.  I have MS SharePoint Workspace 2010 installed.  I don’t really have a web site, other than some space on a server, which is here:

    http://www.mediafire.com/

     

    I’m wondering if I can set up a SharePoint site to learn the ins and outs of this technology.  I’m not currently working in an office.  I don’t have access to any SharePoint site, per say.

    All I want to do is test some VBA and C# code; importing, exporting, automation scripts, etc.

    Can someone show me how to setup a SP site with SP 2010?

     

    Thanks everyone!!

    Saturday, March 17, 2012 1:55 PM

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  • This is what I'm looking at right now:

    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:32 PM
    Saturday, March 17, 2012 3:34 PM
  • Critical Path Training has a guide to help you build a SharePoint virtual machine available for members. It is free to sign up.

    http://www.criticalpathtraining.com/Pages/default.aspx

    Hope this helps,

    Dan


    http://wssguy.com/blogs/dan

    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:32 PM
    Sunday, March 18, 2012 3:46 PM
  • Thanks for the info, Dan.  I just signed up for an account.  Where do I go to set up the ‘SharePoint Virtual Machine’.  I saw something about downloading 'Download and Configure the Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation VM'.  I am running Windows 7; I don't think I want to download Windows Server.  Do I need Windows Server to run SharePoint?  I was hoping to just find a test site where I can upload some files, using automation scripts, download some files, modify files, etc.  Is this possible w/out downloading and installing Windows Server?

    Thanks again!!

    Monday, March 19, 2012 1:17 AM
  • Setting up on Windows 7 is also possible. Check out this link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx

    Hope this helps,

    Dan


    http://wssguy.com/blogs/dan

    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:32 PM
    Monday, March 19, 2012 3:19 PM
  • Thanks again, Dan.  Setting up SP on Windows 7 sounds like a great option!  I googled around for the 'PrerequisiteInstalle.exe tool'.  I didn't find anything useful.  Where do I get this tool from?  I didn't find it on the web, and I don't think it is in Office 2010.  Or, is it?
    Monday, March 19, 2012 4:00 PM
  • It's part of the installation package you get when you download the SP bits.

    Hope this helps,

    Dan


    http://wssguy.com/blogs/dan

    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:32 PM
    Monday, March 19, 2012 4:14 PM
  • 'bits'???  I've never heard of that, and a Google search turned up nothing at all.  Can you please share a link where I can download this from?
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 1:04 AM
  • Well, I'm delighted to say that I almost got this working.  First, I downloaded the file from here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/confirmation.aspx?id=5970

     

     

    Then I followed the instructions here:

    http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/44210/Installing-SharePoint-Server-2010-on-Windows-7-x64

     

     

    I used VS 2010 to edit the xml file, according to the steps in the second link.

     

     

    Finally, notice, IIS must be installed.  Follow the instructions here:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc725762.aspx

     

    Now, after everthing installed correctly (at leats it seemed to), I'm up to the point where I have to pick a virtual site, or UNC, or whatever it's called.  Here are a couple screen shots. 

    I tried to enter several UNC paths into the 'Location'; I tried to set up folders on my laptop.  Nothing worked.  Where do I go from here?

    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:31 PM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:15 AM
  • I just tried to run the configuration wizard; got this:

    What does this mean???

    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:31 PM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 4:06 AM
  • Hi ryguy72,

    The problem is that the Windows Identity Foundation pack was not installed.  This can be fixed here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=eb9c345f-e830-40b8-a5fe-ae7a864c4d76&displaylang=en#filelist

    For more information, please refer to the following link:
    http://myspexp.com/2010/05/31/configuration-failed-when-installing-sp-2010-on-windows-7-failed-big-time-3/

    Thanks,
    Lhan Han
    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:31 PM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:50 AM
  • Thanks for the help everyone!  Much appreciated.  I think I am almost there.  just one last hurdle (hopefully last one).  SP is asking me to login, with a username and password.  I actually have NEITHER.  How am I supposed to login?

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:03 PM
  • Have you tried logging in with the account you were logged in as when installing it?

    Hope this helps,

    Dan


    http://wssguy.com/blogs/dan

    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:31 PM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:01 PM
  • Hi ryguy72,

    When you install the SharePoint, you would get a step to specify database access account, you can use the account to login. If your configuration database is hosted on another server, you must specify a domain account.

    See the following link "Above:  Choosing whether you are creating our adding to a farm":
    http://www.endusersharepoint.com/EUSP2010/2010/06/09/how-to-install-sharepoint-2010-on-small-farm-part-1-full-installation-on-small-farm-up-to-managing-service-applications/

    Thanks,
    Lhan Han
    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:31 PM
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:07 AM
  • I have 'Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010'.  It comes with Office Professional Plus.

    Maybe I don't have the 'SharePoint' that I thought I had. 
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 1:58 PM
  • That is client for SharePoint, not SharePoint itself.

    SharePoint Foundation can be downloaded here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5970

    Hope this helps,
    Dan


    http://wssguy.com/blogs/dan

    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:31 PM
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:16 PM
  • Yes!  I did download and install this (about 170MB):

    I figured, that, in conjunction with my SharePoint from the Office 2010 suite, would do the job.....

    Check out this screen shot:

    I clicked the 3rd item, under 'Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products'; it is called 'SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard'.  I followed the steps here:

    http://epmcentral.com/articles/ps10/ps10installstep6.php

    I was never prompted to 'create a new server farm' though.  Maybe that's the problem!! 

    Right after setting up the Server Farm, I see some stuff about creating a username and password, but only in the link above...I never get prompted for that!!

    Anyway, when I start the wizard, it just starts up and runs straight to the end of the process; 'performing configuration task 10 of 10'.  It just rus straight through to the end, and then says 'configuration successful' and then it opens a new tab in my browser.  In the address bar I see only this 'http://excel-pc/'; the entire screen is pure white, with nothing else displayed, whatsoever.

    When I click 'SharePoint 2010 Management Shell', I see this:

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:03 PM
  • I just uninstalled and reinstalled the SharePoint Foundation 2010.  I was expecting to see this:

    I actually DID see that window; I selected 'create a new server farm'.  Then, I was expecting to see this:

     

    I actually DID NOT see this window.  I guess that's the problem.  I doubt this will run on Windows 7.  I followed the instruction here:

    http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/44210/Installing-SharePoint-Server-2010-on-Windows-7-x64

     

    It still doesn't work.  If it's not up and running by the end of the day, I'll just walk away from it.  I don't want to spend too much more time on this, when I have no idea if it will work or not (so far, it's not looking good at all).  This was just for fun anyway.

     


    • Edited by ryguy72 Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:17 PM
    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:29 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:31 PM
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:14 PM
  • As it turns out, someone on another forum gave me a suggestion. 


    Create a new user Administrator account under Control Panel -> Users Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts -> Manage Another Account. 


    For the benefit of others, you need to go through all the steps I listed above, and then setup a new account, as an Administrator.  That is the final step.  Then, login, when prompted, and you'll see your sparkling new SharePoint site.

    Everyone's contributions helped.  Thanks to all!!!

    • Edited by ryguy72 Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:30 PM
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 2:28 PM