If you get the error “A SharePoint server is not installed on this computer. A SharePoint server must be installed to work with SharePoint projects” when trying to create Sharepoint Projects in Visual Studio 2010, and you dont want to install Sharepoint, then the guys over at technet have the solution

to quote “tlhost”:


….exported the following hive from the SP2010 server: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\14.0]
and installed it on my host. I can now create SP2010 projects in VS2010

Problem Solved. On to the Next one!

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