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  Asked By: Sekhar    Date: Jan 24    Category: MOSS    Views: 1245

Can SharePoint 2007 VHD found in Microsoft's website, be installed on
Windows Server 2003 only? Can I install it on Vista Home / Windows 7
Professional OS? If yes, please explain how?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Elaine Mack     Answered On: Jan 24

The currently available download requires Windows Server 2008 R2 with
the Hyper-V role to run.

Answer #2    Answered By: Baiju Hoskeri     Answered On: Jan 24

You can download the vhd  and use WINIMAGE to convert the vhd and use whatever
virtualization client you wish.

I use WINIMAGE to convert the vhd to .vmdk so that I can use VirtualBox on my
Windows 7 laptop.

It's very simple (and free) to use.

Answer #3    Answered By: Kristy Hicks     Answered On: Jan 24

Though in that case you will need to make sure of a couple things:

1) The virtualization software you use supports x64 guests (Virtual PC
and Virtual Server do not, Hyper-V, VMWare, VirtualBox do)

2) You edit the network settings inside the VM to fix the IP addressing.
As shipped it's setup to use as a static IP, but unless
you do a Hyper-V import that setting is going to be hidden along with
the network adapter and there are a series of workarounds necessary to

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