I'm a developer trying to learn to work with SharePoint. I'd like to install SharePoint on my desktop at home which is running Windows 7 Professional. If I am going to be doing everything from this one machine (i.e. not distributing any responsibilities to other machines) then will this work, or do I necessarily need to install SharePoint on a machine with a server operating system?

closed as off topic by Lucas Kauffman, Ward, Scott Pack, sysadmin1138 Dec 17 '12 at 3:27

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  • Good question, and good answer :) – Bret Fisher Mar 13 '12 at 6:24
  • @BretFisher Thanks, someone else didn't think so apparently though. I guess they saw the word "home" in my question and decided it was off topic 6 months after I'd already answered it myself, haha. – Brandon Moore Jan 31 '13 at 13:58

I think I just found the answer to my question: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx.

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