So, I decided to start learning Sharepoint 2010 as a developer. Okay, I followed the instructions at Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008, and so far I’ve run into my first obstacle. It gives me the error
“The language of this installation package is not supported by your system.”
I still haven’t fixed it. I’ll try a system reboot and see if it helps. I’ll update this post later on when I find the solution.
Update: Okay, I have fixed the issue. It seems that I have extracted the SharePointFoundation.exe incorrectly. If you use Winzip or 7zip or any similar extraction programs, you might run into this problem. To fix it, follow these steps:
1. Click Start > Run
2. Drag and drop the .exe file to the Run window
3. Add these words after the path name displayed in the Run window: /?
For example: C:\Downloads\SharePointFoundation.exe /?
4. As a self extracting file, it may have the options defined and it may display a window with possible options
[like /q: quiet installation mode
/extract:<drive>\folder To extract the files ]
In the article, it was suggested to install a certain SQL Server 2008 SP1 hotfix. However, once I decided to download it (not to mention the strange method Microsoft has employed to allow you to download the file), I was faced with many warnings about applying the hotfix. Apparently, it’s only intended for systems where a certain problem or issue exists. So I decided to not download the file and start the “SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard”.
Once the wizard finished, my new SharePoint site opened automatically. However, I was prompted for a username and a password. To fix this problem, follow these steps:
Add the SharePoint site to the list of trusted sites for IE7 or to local intranet for IE6
1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
2. On the Security tab, in the Select a Web content zone to specify its security settings box, click Trusted Sites, and then click Sites.
3. Clear the require server verification (https 🙂 for all sites in this zone check box.
4. In the Add this Web site to the zone box, type the URL to your site, and then click Add.
5. Click Close to close the Trusted Sites dialog box.
6. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box
Now my laptop is ready to go.