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Please don't ask why (ok you can ask), but I would like to (and I use the words like to lightly), install SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on my Windows XP SP3 machine natively (network policy prevents virtual machines).

I am familiar with installing MOSS and SP2010 on Windows 7 and Windows Vista, but is this possible for 2003?

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Sharepoint 2003 flat out refuses to install on a client operating system. It only works on Windows Server-based systems, and there is no known way to convince it otherwise. The typical work-around is to put Windows Server on a VM, but since that's not an option for you I think you're out of luck.

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Actually, SP2010 is supported to run on Windows 7, and there is a nice tutorial that allows you to install WSS 3.0 (and MOSS) on Windows Vista and 7. (, (…) – Russell Aug 25 '10 at 2:36
I am looking for something similar for sharepoint 2003 and windows xp. – Russell Aug 25 '10 at 2:36

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