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September, 2006

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    Installing Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh

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    [I am updating this post with more specific information - including webcast tomorrow]

     

    How to install Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (Beta 2 TR) ?

     

    Important:  Read this message carefully and completely before you apply the Beta 2 TR Update/Patch

     

    The Beta 2 Technical Refresh release is an incremental revision to Beta 2 – it is applied as an “Update” or a “Patch” on top of a Beta 2 installation.  So, there is no “full installation” of Project Server 2007 Beta 2 TR.  To install Beta 2 TR, you need to first install Project Server 2007 Beta 2 and then install the Beta 2 TR Update/Patch. If you already have a Beta 2 installation, you can just install the Beta 2 TR Update/Patch.  There are 3 main installation scenarios:

     

    1. A new installation of Project Server 2007 Beta 2 TR:  This is for new users who do not have a previous Beta installation of Project Server 2007. This involves the following general steps:
      1. Install the Beta 2 version of Project Server 2007.
      2. Install the Windows SharePoint Services 2007 Beta 2 TR Update/Patch.
      3. Install the Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh Update/Patch.

     

    1. Upgrading from Project Server 2007 Beta 2 without  data upgrade: This is for customers who were in the early stages of Beta 2 evaluation.  They may have created some sample projects and timesheet entries, but data in Beta 2 is not important enough to carry over to Beta 2 Technical Refresh.  This involves the following general steps:
      1. Install the Windows SharePoint Services 2007 Beta 2 TR Update/Patch.
      2. Install the Project Server Beta 2 Technical Refresh Update/Patch. 

     

    1. Upgrading from Project Server 2007 Beta 2 with data upgrade:  This is for customers who may have created a lot of data on Project Server 2007 Beta 2 for a pilot or a proof of concept. This involves the following general steps:
      1. Backup data from the Project Server 2007 Beta 2 installation (this is not just a database backup, it is a set of manual steps. Detailed instructions provided in the documentation).
      2. Install the Windows SharePoint Services 2007 Beta 2 TR Update/Patch.
      3. Install the Project Server Beta 2 Technical Refresh Update/Patch. 
      4. Restore data on to the Project Server 2007 Beta 2 TR installation.

     

    Important things to note:

    1. Once you install the update/patch, it cannot be rolled back.
    2. If you plan to install the Project Beta 2 Technical Refresh update/patch onto a Beta 2 Server containing provisioned Project Web Access site(s), you need to delete those sites before the update/patch is applied.  
    3. Project Server 2007 Beta 2 and Project Server 2007 Beta 2 TR cannot exist on the same computer. This is not supported.
    4. Installing Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2 TR and Office SharePoint Server 2007 Beta 2 TR on the same computer is not supported. If you have Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 Beta 2 on the same computer, and if you plan on upgrading and using the same computer, you will need to uninstall both and then install either Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2 TR or Office SharePoint Server 2007 Beta 2 TR.

     

    Data Upgrade:

    “Data upgrade” from Project Server 2007 Beta 2  to Beta 2 TR is a manual process.  Detailed step-by-step instructions, sample code, macros are available in the detailed documentation to help make your data upgrade a success.  Read the documentation carefully before you attempt the data upgrade.

     

    Detailed Documentation:

    Detailed step-by-step deployment instructions can be found at: http://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/32a18803-52d2-4967-ab9d-0e199c9bf0041033.mspx   (content would be available around Beta 2 TR general availability). Meanwhile, ask your Microsoft contact to get a draft copy of the detailed instructions.

     

    Webcast:

     

    When ?

    Sep 13th, Wednesday, 9 AM to 10 AM PST (Pacific Standard Time)

    Meeting Title

    How to install Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh

    Webcast link

    https://www.livemeeting.com/rm/microsoft/join?id=PublicWebcast&role=attend&pw=736410. If you cannot click the meeting link above, or it does not work, please do the following:

         Browse to: http://www.placeware.com/rm/microsoft/attend

         Type your name

         Type the Meeting ID as: PublicWebcast

         Type the Password as: 736410

    Audio information

    1-866-500-6738 or 203-480-8000. Participant code: 852710#

    Who will present ?

    Microsoft Project Group members from Redmond, USA.

    Main objective

    To give an overview of how to install Project Server 2007 Beta2 TR and answer any questions you may have.

    Can I attend ?

    Yes. This is a Public Webcast – anyone can attend.

     

    You can also start reading more from the Office Project Server 2007 Deployment Guide.

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