Create an unextended Web site to host the Shared Services Provider


The following procedures creates the Shares Service Provider Web application.

  • On the Central Administration page top navigation, click Application Management.
  • On the Application Management page, in the SharePoint Web Application Management section, click Create or extend Web application.
  • On the Create or Extend Web Application page, in the Select Create New or Extend Existing section, click Create a new Web Application.
  • On the Create New Web Application page, do the following:
  • In the IIS Web Site section, select Create a new IIS web site and do not change the default information. However, make sure to note the port number associated with the new site. This will enable you to choose the correct site later when you are setting up the Shared Service Provider.

 Note   If you choose to edit the port number, please choose any non-used port other then 80.

  • In the Security Configuration section, under Authentication provider, select either Negotiate (Kerberos) or NTLM, depending on your network configuration. If you are uncertain, contact your network administrator.
  • In the Application Pool section, select Create new application pool.
  • Select Configurable, and then, in the User name and Password boxes, type the user name and password of the farm administrator.

Do not change any of the other default entries on this page, and then click OK. After the unextended Web site is completed, in the Application Created page select Return to the Central Administration home page.

Next: Create an extended Web site to host the SharePoint team site

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Configure the Farm Services


The following procedures use the Central Administration page to start the Project Application Service and the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application. This step initially enables the Project Server Application and Web Front End tiers on the server.

  • On the Central Administration page top navigation, click Operations.
  • On the Operations page, in the Topology and Services section, select Services on server.
  • On the Services on Server page for this computer, from the Service list find Project Application Service. In the same row under the Action column, click Start.
  • From the Service list find Windows SharePoint Services Web Application. In the same row under the Action column, click Start.

 Note   If you want to have search capabilities, you will also need to enable the Windows SharePoint Services Help Search service. Enabling this service takes you to the SharePoint Services Search Settings page where you have to choose accounts for the search service and for content access, specify the search database server and name (defaults are suggested for you), and also configure the indexing schedule. It should also be noted that if you enable search it can be a system intensive process.

  • To see whether the status has changed to Started, you might need to refresh the page.

The Server drop-down menu allows you to switch to a different server if the given service you’re trying to configure resides elsewhere.

 Note   For this Beta 2 release of Office Project Server 2007, starting the Windows SharePoint Services Web Application service may generate the following error: Thread was being aborted. If so, or if you are using the command line to start the service, execute the following command at the command prompt:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\BIN>stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype "Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService, Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=12.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c"

Next: Create an unextended Web site to host the Shared Services Provider

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Configure the farm services Start the Project Application and Web Application Services


Run post-setup configuration to configure the farm

Post-setup configuration allows you to create the configuration database as well as specify whether you are creating a new server farm or joining an existing one.

  • The Welcome to SharePoint Products and Technologies page lists information that is required from you during configuration, including:
  • Name of the database server and database where the server farm configuration data will be stored. Only the database server name is required if you plan to use an existing database for a Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2 farm.
  • User name and password for the database access account that will administer the server farm.

Please have this information available during post-setup configuration.

Click Next.

  • A message alerts you that specified services might need to be restarted or reset during the installation. Click Yes.
  • On the Connect to a Server Farm page, select No, I want to create a new server farm. Click Next.
  • On the Specify Configuration Database Settings page, use the information you gathered earlier to specify the name of the computer running SQL Server and the name of the configuration database, and to specify a Windows account that the computer will use to connect to the configuration database.
  • In the Database server box, type the name of the computer running SQL Server on which the database will be created.
  • In the Database name box, type the name that you want to give the configuration database. The default entry is SharePoint_Config.
  • In the Specify Database Access Account section, in the Username box, type the name of the Windows account you want to use to access the configuration database. This account must have access to the computer running SQL Server to create the configuration database and must be a member of the Power Users group on that computer.
  • In the Password box, type the password for this account.
  • Click Next.
  • On the Configure SharePoint Central Administration Web Application page, in the Configure Security Settings section, select either Negotiate (Kerberos) or NTLM, depending on your network configuration. If you are uncertain, contact your network administrator. Click Next.
  • On the Completing the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard page, verify that configuration settings information is correct. Click Next.
  • When configuration is finished, the Configuration Successful page displays the configuration settings. Click Finish. This will automatically start up the Central Administration page.
  • Next : Configure the Farm Services

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    Installing Project Server Binary Files – Step 1


    Install the Office Project Server 2007 binary files

    When installing the Office Project Server 2007 binary files (or "bits"), you will have the option to configure the installation to deploy both the Application and Web Front end tier to the computer, or to install just the Web Front End tier.

    • Navigate to the installation location for Office Project Server 2007, and then double-click the Setup.exe file to begin Setup.
    • On the Enter Product Key page, type the 25-character product key, and then click Continue.
    • On the End User License Agreement page, view the terms of the agreement. Select I accept the terms of the agreement, and then click Continue.
    • On the Choose the Installation you Want page, click Advanced.

     Note   For the Beta 2 release, the Basic installation option does work correctly and should not be used.

    • On the next screen, on the Server Type tab, select Complete to choose to install the Web front-end server and application server.

     Note   If you want to install a Web front-end server to an existing farm, those steps will be covered later in this guide.

    On the File Location tab, you can specify the location to which you want the bits to be installed. The default location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers.

    On the Feedback tab, you can elect to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program. If you elect to participate, with your permission anonymous information will be gathered from your experience with the product for the sole purpose of improving it. The default selection is I’ll choose later. This option can be configured later by using SharePoint Central Administration.

    Click Install Now. The Office Project Server 2007 application tier and Web tier components are installed onto the computer.

    • When installation of the binary files is completed, the Setup Complete page is displayed and prompts you to complete the configuration of your server. If you want to continue, verify that Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now is selected, and then click Close.

    Next : Configure the farm services Start the Project Application and Web Application Services

    Jerry

    Project Server 2007 Installation Steps – Basics


    Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Installation Steps

    Installing Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2 can be divided into the following steps:

    • Installing the binary files.
    • Install the Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2 binary files ("bits") to the computer.
  • Post-setup configuration
    • Allows you to create, configure, or join a farm.
    • Create the Configuration database.
  • Provisioning
  • Configure the farm services Start the Project Application and Web Application Services.
  • Create an unextended Web site to host the Shared Services Provider  
  • Create an extended Web site to host the SharePoint team site  
  • Create the Shared Services Provider  
  • Install Project Server to the farm  
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