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Project Server 2007 - Common installation problems

Project Server 2007 - Common installation problems

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These are probably repeats for many of you reading - but based on personal experience there are still some people that haven't got these messages:-

  1. If you are going to run Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 on the same farm then ALL servers need both sets of bits loaded - and preferably Office SharePoint Server loaded first.  Failure to do this will probably first be seen when provisioning fails for your PWA sites.  You don't have to run all the services on all the servers - but you just can't have a "Project Server" in a farm of SharePoint servers.
  2. If you do a one-click installation of Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 (either using the Basic option, or then Advanced and Stand-alone) and then can't find your databases then chances are they are in a SQL Server 2005 instance called <machinename>\OFFICESERVERS.  The one-click doesn't allow you to choose your database server - it creates a SQL Server 2005 Express Edition instance for you.  If this isn't what you want then best to uninstall and try again - this time using the Advanced, and then Complete - which does allow you to select your SQL Server.  This will still permit you to have everything on a single stand-alone server - but with the SQL Server of your choice.

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  • If you are using something like http://epmserver/pwa then you are probably not using a host header. Host headers are usually used to give a different URL such as http://project which equates to the actual http://epmserver/pwa.

  • Hi Brian,

    Could you pls point me to a documentation which details the steps for enabling the Workflow functionality when creating a new Proposal?

    Thanks and Regards,

    Dilip

  • http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/fd6640e9-d7c6-4108-b6fd-7eba162a5b621033.mspx?mfr=true would be a good starting point.  The workflow feature requires Office SharePoint server to be installed as well as Project Server 2007.

  • Brian,

    I am trying to conduct an evaluation of Project Server 2007 with Project Portfolio Server 2007. I am following both of the Deployment Guides, but the installer for Project Server has the "Complete" and "Web Front End" greyed out and it only gives me the option for a "Stand-alone" installation. I have SQL Server 2005, .NET Framework 3.0, WSS 3.0 installed on this machine already. The Project Server 2007 is from the June 2007 MSDN DVD.

    Is my MSDN license key restricted to a stand-alone installation only?

    Peter

  • Brian,

    I found the solution to the problem I had just posted from one of your other blog entries. It turns out that my installation of WSS 3.0 was causing the problem. After I uninstalled it, rebooted, then re-ran the Project Server 2007 installer the options are no longer greyed out.

    Thanks for maintaining this blog!

    Peter

  • Having a number of issues install Project server 2007 with the required donet framework. initally installed v2.0 then upgraded to v3.0 - no joy. Removed v3.0 went back to two - manually created a web extension and set to allow (as it wasnt automatically present in the web extension list) no luck - still comes up with the "must set v2.0 to allow in web extensions"

    anyone else come upon this...?

  • Hi Brian,

    I am having problems trying to find the place where i can put in our external web address in Project server 2007. Right now its resolving as http://servername/pwa. Where can i change it so it will go to http://mysite.domain.com?

    Thanks!

    Adam

  • Hi Dan,

     Try the following command:-

    C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe -i

    You will also need .NET 3.0 as the workflow in WSS uses the Windows Workflow Foundation.

  • Hi Adam.

    Looks like you need to set a host header, and then also set this header within the setup details on Project Web Access Sites within Shared Services.  If you still want PWA after http://mysite.comain.com then Alternate Access Mappings in Central Administration will do the trick.

  • Hi Brian,

    Thanks for your response. I did find the Alternate Access Mappings part and added in the public web address under the zone "internet" and its still not letting me get to the site. Is the default port 44510? That is the one im changing this under. I'm not sure what you mean about the header within the setup details on Project Web Access Sites. I am new to Project Server, so all this is kinda weird to me :)

    Thanks for your help!!!

    Adam

  • Hi Adam,

    Assuming your PWA does not use a port then selecting AAM for Default Web Site, or Sharepoint- 80 and then setting your http://mysite.domain.com in the Internet section should work.  I would however advise using https if you are making this available on the Internet.  I also prefer not to make the SharePoint Central Administration or SharedService sites available on the internet.

    Hope this helps.

    Brian.

  • Hi Brian,

    Thanks for the tip there! Worked great! One question i do have that i can't find any info on except installing it is the Outlook Add-in. I got it installed, and i put in the web address for project server and it says it can't find it. Anything i put in there, its not finding it for some reason. Any ideas? Thanks!!!

    Adam

  • I am trying to install PS 2007 from the MSDN CD. It only seems to install the SharePoint Service, not project server. what did I do wrong?

  • Hi Adam,

    If the URL is exactly the same as you use for PWA then I would suggest troubleshooting on the server end.  Take a look at the IIS logs to see if the request is actually getting to that page - this might give some clues as to where the breakdown is.

    Brian.

  • Hi Scott,

    I don't have the MSDN CD in front of me to test this - but are you sure you didn't get Project Server too?  Depending on the installation option there may be further configuration to do.  In SharePoint Central Administration, Operations, Services on Server do you see the Project Application Service?  Take a look at the TechCenter for Project Server for more documentation on configuration - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb267358.aspx

    Best regards,

    Brian.

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