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Configure User Profile in SharePoint 2010 deployed on Windows 7
by Giridharan 22 Dec 2012
SharePoint Developer, SharePoint Frontier
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Many people experience problem in installing SharePoint 2010 Server in windows 7 because it doesn’t directly support it and you will get error about operation system while attempting to install. But there are certain steps which can guide you to install SharePoint 2010 in your machine. I hope you know how to install SharePoint 2007 in windows 7. Don’t afraid, it is not the prerequisites for the installation of SharePoint 2010. However, if you need it you can see it here. But that tweaks doesn’t work for 2010. So you must follow some steps to run SharePoint 2010 in your Windows 7 (64 bit) machine.

Follow these steps to install SharePoint 2010 and Configure User Profile on windows 7 64 bit

Step 1: Install Windows 07 64bit

Step 2: Enable all drivers (Display, Wi-Fi and LAN)

Step 3: Install VS2010

Step 4: Install SQL server 2008 R2

Step 5: Install sp2010

In any development environment, you should use a computer with an x64-capable CPU, and at least 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM to install and run SharePoint Foundation; 4 GB of RAM is preferable. You should use a computer with 4 GB of RAM to install and run SharePoint Server; 6 GB to 8 GB of RAM is preferable.

If u try to install SharePoint 2010 directly it will show a below error. So we need to add a line in SharePoint setup file (files/setup)


Figure No: 1


Figure No: 2

Add this line inside the <configuration> tag:

<Setting Id="AllowWindowsClientInstall" Value="True"/>

Once you added the xml should be like Figure No: 2

2) Then install .Net framework 3.5 sp1


3) Install windows power shell 2.0


4) Install MS Chart


7) Install windows identity foundation


8) Enable those features from the Programs and features

First part of the windows features list from programs and features on Windows 07


Figure No: 3

First part of the windows features list from programs and features on Windows 07


Figure No: 4

Step 6: run the sp2010

Step 7: run the configuration wizard

After installation of SharePoint, Open the central administration and create a new web application. If the new button is disabled the page may like below picture (Figure No: 5)


Figure No: 4

To enable this go to control panel ->system and security -> and click on Change user Account control settings

Change that setting to “Now recommended. Choose this only if you need to use programs that are not certified for windows 7 because they do not support User Account Control”

After this step reboot the computer (“Mandatory”)

You can create a web application now.

Step8. Go to User profile services in SharePoint. You will get an error message like picture no: 5. to configure user profile services in SharePoint, Install Windows6.1-KB976462-v2-x64 (


Figure No: 5

You can go to user profile services now

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