Installation for Learning Purposes RRS feed

  • Question

  • Must SharePoint be installed to a server, or can I install it on my laptop?  This would be strictly for learning purposes only.

    Rob Evans
    Friday, January 6, 2012 6:39 PM


  • There are several options. (But note this is a pre-SP 2010 forum so does not concern itself with the latest versions of the product.)

    1. In a VM that itself is running a server OS.

    2. In a Vista or Win 7 portable using a free fix from Bamboo Solutions.  (Unsupported)

    You'll need at least 1GB free memory.

    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters

    • Marked as answer by REvans611 Friday, January 6, 2012 6:46 PM
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Friday, January 6, 2012 6:48 PM
    Friday, January 6, 2012 6:43 PM