Thursday, February 18, 2010

Installing Visual Studio Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services on 64-bit Machines

As many of you may already know, the Visual Studion Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services makes developing custom SharePoint components easier. As some of you have discovered, you can't install on a 64-bit machine...until now.

Harold van de Kamp wrote a nice post in his blog on how to configure the original MSI installer to install on 64-bit machines using Microsoft's Orca tool. If you don't have time to experiment, he provides a link to a version that has already been configured to support installing on a 64-bit machine.

Directions for configuring the MSI for 64-bit support (includes link to download a version that installs on a 64-bit machine)