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Monday, November 2, 2009

Installing Sharepoint Extensions for VS 2008 in XP/Vista

The extensions installer can be downloaded from the following location


Once you have downloaded. You need to modify the registry, for doing that follow the below steps

1. Open run window from Start Menu

2. Enter Regedit and Click OK

3. Open the following location

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\

Now create a new Key named “12.0”

Under 12.0 create a new String “Sharepoint” and give the value “Installed”

4. Now run the installer you have downloaded from the link above.


Naveen Kumar K M said...

Is this procedure to install Sharepoint extensions on VS2008 a hack for pirated OS?
If not why this tedious installation procedure?

A.m.a.L Hashim said...

Hi Naveen,

Sharepoint is a server which runs on Windows Server operating system. Microsoft is expecting all developers machines have Sharepoint server installed. But if we look normal scenario in which a developer having XP box and no sharepoint installed, then he won't be able to install sharepoint extensions for visual studio. So he won't be able to develop sharepoint applications from his machine. In this article, i was just trying to explain a workaround using which u can install the extensions and start developing applications for MOSS on an XP Box.