Windows 7 and Windows Server Together RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.  I am running SharePoint Foundation on Windows 7 as a development platform.  I have had some problems with web services not working as a data source.  I was instructed to work with a server platform instead.  How is this done?  Can I install Windows Server on the same machine running Windows 7?   Will I need to transfer VS 2010 and SharePoint designer to this server environment as well?  I don’t have any back up installation media, so if I lose Windows 7, it’s gone.  Can I create a virtual drive and install Windows server on it?  Thank you for any help with this.


    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 6:54 PM


  • You can download a free version of Virtual Box and install Windows Server on a virtual hard drive.  Make sure that you enable virtualization in the boot menu of you computer for it to work. 

    • Marked as answer by Richard737 Friday, July 16, 2010 6:09 PM
    Friday, July 16, 2010 6:08 PM