Project Server Installation


Install Office Project Server 2007 to the farm

This final procedure allows you to create the Project Web Access instance on the farm. During this process, you are able to specify the Project Server Administrator account, point to the database server that will be used to host the Office Project Server 2007 databases, and name the Office Project Server 2007 databases

  • On the Manage this Farm’s Shared Services page, in the SSP Name list, click the shared service you just created listed under SSP Name.
  • On the home page for this core service, in the Project Server section, click Project Web Access Sites.
  • On the Manage Project Web Access page, click Create PWA Site.
  • On the Create a New Project Web Access page, do the following:
  • In the Project Web Access Site Location section, from the SharePoint Web Application to host PWA list, select the name of the extended Web site. Do not select the unextended Web site being used for the Shared Service Provider.
  • In the PWA path box, the default name of the Project Web Access path appears (Project Server). You can type a different name if you want.
  • In the Administrator Account section, type the Windows user account that will be given administrative credentials to the Project Server instance.
  • In the Primary and Reporting Database sections, do the following:

In the Primary Database Server field, type the name of the computer running SQL Server on which the Published, Draft, and Archive databases will be located.

In the four Database Name fields, enter unique names for each of the four Office Project Server 2007 databases.

 Note   You can use the default database names. However, make sure they do not already exist on the SQL Server.

In the Reporting Store field, type the name of the computer running SQL Server on which the Reporting database will be located. By default, it will list the same computer as the primary database server.

  • Click OK. The provisioning process starts.
  • You will return to the Manage Project Web Access page. Click the Refresh Status button to update the status of the provisioning process. When provisioning is complete, an entry in the Status column will display Provisioned. When completed, you can click the URL to go to the Project Web Access site.

 Note    Provisioning is an asynchronous process, so it might take a few minutes before the job is complet.

If you see the status Provisioned then you can close the page and access project web access using

http://machinename/PWA

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Project Server Installation


Create the Shared Services Provider

The following procedures allow you to create the Shared Service Provider using the Shared Service Provider Web application you created previously.

  • On the Central Administration page top navigation, click Application Management.
  • On the Application Management page, in the Office SharePoint Server Shared Services section, click Create or Configure this Farm’s Shared Services.
  • On the Manage this Farm’s Shared Services page, click New SSP.
  • On the New Shared Services Provider page, do the following:
  • In the SSP Name section, in the Web Application list, select the Web application that you created when you created the unextended Web site to host the Shared Services Provider (for example, SharePoint (3915)).

 Note   Do not select the Default Web Site, Central Administration site, or any site associated with port 80 from the drop-down list.

  • In the SSP Service Credentials section, type the name and password for a Windows user who is the SSP administrator into the corresponding boxes.
  • In the SSP Search and Database section, the database server name will automatically be the same as for the SharePoint Config database. The database names will also be automatically generated for you. You do not need to change these settings, but you can if you want.
  • Click OK.
  •  Note   This process might take several minutes to complete.

    • After the SSP is successfully created, the Success! page is displayed. Click OK to go to the Manage this Farm’s Shared Services page needed for the next section.

    Next: Install Office Project Server 2007 to the farm

    Project Server Installation Continued


    Create an extended Web site to host the SharePoint team site

    The following procedures allows you to create the Project Web Access Web application and then extend it. During this process you create a new Web site, create the site collection for Project Web Access, and extend the root site. When finished, you will have a new top-level site for the site collection (although this site will contain no data at this point).

    • 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 Adding a SharePoint Web Application section, select Create a new Web Application.
    • On the Create New Web Application page, do the following:
    • In the IIS Web Site section, select Use an existing IIS web site, and then select the existing Web site that you want to use from the list.

     Note   You might need to create another Web site so that host headers are not needed and you do not have to remember to type the port number as a part of the URL. If you do this, make sure the site is assigned to port 80. For example, you might want to use a site other than the Default Web Site. To make things easiest, however, use port 80.

    • In the Security Configuration section, under Authentication provider, select either Negotiate (Kerberos) or NTLM, depending on your network. If you are uncertain, contact your network administrator.
    • In the Application Pool section, select Create new application pool.
    • In the Application pool name box, a unique name is automatically generated based on the extended Web site you selected. You can use this entry or you can type another unique name.
    • Select Configurable, and then, in the User name box, type the Windows account of the farm administrator. In the Password box, type the password for the account.
    • Do not change any of the other default entries on this page, and then click OK.
  • On the Application Created page that appears, select Create a new Windows SharePoint Services site collection.
    • On the Create Site Collection page, do the following:
    • Enter a title in the Title field. The title will be displayed on each page of the site, so you might want to title it similarly to Microsoft Project Web Access.
    • In the Web Site Address section, click Create Site at this URL, and then select (root) from the list.
    • In the Primary Site Collection Administrator section, type the user name of the site collection administrator in the corresponding field (you can do this for the secondary site administrator as well).
    • Do not make any changes to the Quota Template section.
    • In the Template Selection section, in the Select a template list, select the template you want to use when the top-level site of the site collection is created, and then click OK.
  • On the Top-Level Site Successfully Created page, the URL for the new, empty top-level site is displayed. Click OK to return to the Central Administration page.
  • Next : Create the Shared Services Provider