That was fun. Not! Luckily I had a lot of help:http://community.bamboosolutions.com/blogs/bambooteamblog/archive/2008/05/21/how-to-install-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-sp1-on-vista-x64-x86.aspx
The Bamboo Nation tutorial got me most of the way. But I had to follow up with these steps to finish the job: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869(office.14).aspx
I didn’t have to install the prerequisites though. Thank god. Could Microsoft make it any harder for a developer to set up a platform? I think not.
Dear Microsoft, if you want developers to build on you platform make it easier for God’s sake. I know you have security issues, but lets face it…all those security measures really haven’t helped much have they? We still need third party security software. So let’s just go easy on that part, acknowledge the need for third party security and make it easy for us to do development.