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=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c"

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


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