SharePoint Tip #3. Do you know “that Visual Studio Extension can be installed on XP/Vista”

To have Visual Studio Extensions for WSS 3.0 to be installed on Windows XP or Vista (but only with limited set of capabilities, such as creating a Web Part project) add the string registry entry at

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsWeb Server Extensions12.0]


Current “SharePoint Tips and Tricks” series has been moved to its own “SharePoint SandBox” site, to leave the place for others SharePoint posts on this blog


  1. Michel Said,

    January 29, 2009@ 7:29 am      Reply

    Hey that”s cool didn”t know that tnx for sharing!

  2. Andrew Said,

    May 18, 2009@ 12:25 pm      Reply

    Hi Michael, can you tell me the limitations of this fix?

  3. laflour Said,

    May 20, 2009@ 11:53 am      Reply

    Not sure if there are any limitations. Just intallation trick

  4. Nady Fayek Said,

    August 7, 2009@ 11:12 am      Reply

    how can i install sharepoint on windows xp?

  5. laflour Said,

    August 8, 2009@ 4:00 am      Reply

    No, you can”t install SharePoint on Windows WP. You need Windows Server for this

  6. Michael Said,

    March 28, 2010@ 1:24 pm      Reply

    Just create such key

  7. Kokila Said,

    June 17, 2010@ 6:03 am      Reply


    I am not able find out microsoft.sharepoint.dll in my system.Help regading this.

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