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Installing Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh

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.

  • I am doing my beta 2 testing in the MS provided virtual PC (PS2007B2).  

    I read in the notes section that Project Server and SharePoint cannot be on the same server.  

    Will I be able to apply the TR to this environment or will another environment be provided?
  • Will you be able to install Office Project Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 on the same server on the final release?

  • Hi Roger,

    Yes, you can install both Project Server 2007 and SharePoint 2007 on the same server. I have been able to do that even in Beta 2. Did you experience any issues during setup?

    Thanks for testing!

    Lidiane

  • I'm trying to uninstall Project Server 2007 from Add/Remove programs and get the following:

    "The language of this installation package is not supported by your system".

    How do I fix this?

    Thanks!

  • Btw, it is the Beta version, NOT the TR.

  • i wat to instal microsoft project 2007 with windows server2008 and SQL2008 for instaling of that required sherpoint server so pl saguuest me to me i should by sherpoint server or only instal services

  • I used the video for sale at www.professionallytrained.com and installed Project Server 2007 without any problems.

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