SharePoint 2016/2013: How to Install SharePoint Client Components SDK

In this article we will look for another necessary component that we will be required when preparing client machines for CSOM based PowerShell Development.

Microsoft has packaged all the SharePoint Client Side Programming Dlls using “SharePoint <Version> (2013/2016) Client Components” package which are required to start with CSOM based PowerShell Development.

In order to get the client component for SharePoint search “SharePoint <Version> (2013/2016)  Client Components SDK”, and sure enough you will get the related links


Follow the link to Download Page

Click on “Download” Button


Choose the version of MSI file depending on the type of Operating System you are using. In my case I am using 64Bit OS so I am downloading the 64Bit version of the MSI file.


Once the MSI file has been downloaded, we can start the installation by Right clicking & choosing Install option from the menu


Select Next on the next Step of the installation wizard


Then click Install


Wait till the installer is getting completed


Once the installation has been completed, there will be new folder structure has been created just like as in SharePoint Server.

You will find all the SharePoint Client Side Dlls at the location your machine in ISAPI Folder on your machine as shown below:


You can refer these files in your PowerShell Scripts that are based on CSOM.

Hope you find it helpful.