I had a problem today, the plugin I had developed used a SharePoint 2010 dll which I needed to use. For those of you who know about plugin development you know any dll’s you need to access need to be in the GAC (although I think there is a tool which can combine dll’s but I haven’t used that yet).
The problem I had was when I tried to copy the two SharePoint 2010 dll’s in the GAC, I got a permissions problem. I could have done this with the gacutil but I didn’t have visual studio installed on the server.
I then found there is a useful SharePoint client install which basically installs the two SharePoint dll’s into the GAC for you and saves you a lot of hassle.
You can get the EXE by clicking on the link below
SharePoint Foundation 2010 Client Object Model Redistributable
This is a redistributable package of the Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft .NET managed client object models in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010, intended for use by developers.