Installing Visual Studio extensions for WSS (VSeWSS) on a Vista machine

I was trying to install the VSeWSS for Visual Studio 2008 on a Vista machine and was in for a little surprise as it would install only if WSS 3.0 is installed. But I found that there is a little hack. It requires some Registry Key tweaking. The following are the steps.

  • Using Regedit reach the registry hive of [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions]
  • Create a new key under that with value 12.0
  • Under 12.0 Create a new string “SharePoint” with value “Installed”

And there you go…You got your dev environment ready.


Thanks Janne Mattila :


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