Sharepoint on Windows Vista

Many people have this question “Does Sharepoint gets installed on Vista?”. The answer is yes. I installed MOSS on my Vista machine yesterday successfully.

All you need to install Sharepoint, WSS or MOSS, on Vista is

  • You must select the Advanced option during install.
  • If you want to run on SQLExpress, manually install it first.  Get it here.
  • You have to manually enable IIS7 with the proper options. Web Management Tools and World Wide Web Services. Enable at least the following options in IIS.

Download Vista Helper file from here, and run the setup file WssVista.msi.

Vista on Sharepoint

Sharepoint on Vista

You will see an UAC prompt select Continue to proceed with the installation.

Once the install has completed you will find the SetupLauncher.exe in the install location you selected. If you didn’t change the default option you will see it under the directory ..\Program Files\WssOnVista\

Sharepoint on Vista

Sharepoint on Vista

Before starting the setup make sure you have enabled IIS with the following options, Web Management Tools and World Wide Web Services. Enable at least the following options and choose OK.

To set this Go to Control Panel and click Programs. Under Program and Features click Turn Windows features on or off.

Sharepoint on Vista

Sharepoint on Vista

After completing the above steps it’s time for the interesting part. Locate SetupLauncher.exe and start it. You will once again see an UAC prompt, select Continue.

Sharepoint on Vista

Sharepoint on Vista

After the SetupLauncher run, select the WSS installation file Sharepoint.exe, or the MOSS installation file, and click OK.  First, the package will be extracted.

Sharepoint on Vista

Sharepoint on Vista

After the files have been extracted the WSS setup program will be started.

Sharepoint on Vista

Sharepoint on Vista

The current version only supports the advanced installation option so select that one.

Sit back and relax while SharePoint is being installed, you are running Vista remember 😉

Once installed you can configure your Sharepoint setup.

Sharepoint on Vista

Sharepoint on Vista

Let the Configuration Wizard do it’s work.

Sharepoint on Vista

Sharepoint on Vista

The final result is WSS running on Vista, Enjoy!

Sharepoint on Vista

Sharepoint on Vista

Resource:

Bamboo Solutions

You can find more on their forums. Enjoy!!!

Google Releases Net Neutrality Tools

Google and a group of partners have released a set of tools designed to help broadband customers and researchers measure performance of Internet connections.

The set of tools, at MeasurementLab.net, includes a network diagnostic tool, a network path diagnostic tool and a tool to measure whether the user’s broadband provider is slowing BitTorrent peer-to-peer (P-to-P) traffic. Coming soon to the M-Lab applications is a tool to determine whether a broadband provider is giving some traffic a lower priority than other traffic, and a tool to determine whether a provider is degrading certain users or applications.

The tools will not only allow broadband customers to test their Internet connections, but also allow security and other researchers to work on ways to improve the Internet.

The M-Lab project, launched Wednesday, comes after controversy over network management practices by Comcast and other broadband providers. Earlier this month, two officials at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission questioned why Comcast, the largest cable modem provider in the U.S., was exempting its own VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) from traffic congestion slowdowns, but not offering the same protections to competing VoIP services.

The FCC letter to Comcast came after commissioners ruled in August that the broadband provider’s decision to slow some P-to-P traffic violated the agency’s network neutrality rules prohibiting broadband providers from blocking or slowing Internet traffic or applications. News reports in late 2007 unveiled Comcast’s practice of slowing some BitTorrent traffic. Comcast later said it was slowing traffic only at times of peak congestion, but the FCC and other groups disputed that the traffic management was limited.

Comcast declined to comment on the M-Labs effort.

The set of tools will allow broadband customers to measure their providers’ performance, said Michael Calabrese, director of the Wireless Future Program at the New America Foundation, a think tank involved in the M-Lab project. Consumers “deserve to be well-informed” about their broadband performance, he said.

Some of the M-Lab tools have already been released, but participants in the project plan to further develop the tools and host them on servers around the world, added Sascha Meinrath, research director at the Wireless Future Program. All the M-Lab tools will be released under open-source licenses, allowing others to modify and improve them, he said.