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Project Server installation is required one or more machines based on your organization size and number of users. Please refer the Installation Roadmap section on this website. The following section describes the detailed steps of installation of MS Project Server 2007 with SQL Server 2005 on two server architecture.

Steps:
  • Build Windows Server - Database: Build the machine to host Project Server database. Let's say computer name of your database server is "epmdb". I am using this name to refer database server on my further steps on this section. Please refer the system requirements on Microsoft site to meet recommended configuration for the installation.
  • Build Windows Server - Web tier and Application tier: Build the machine to host Project Server front-end and Project Server application server. Let's say computer name of your application server is "epmweb". I am using this name to refer Project server on my further steps on this section. Please refer the system requirements on Microsoft site to meet recommended configuration for the installation.
  • Configure IIS 6.0 on both servers: We need to configure IIS on database and application servers. Database server need IIS to host Report Server and Application server need IIS to host Project Server and Windows SharePoint services.

    Repeat the following steps on both the servers.
    • Logon to Server as Local System Administrator
    • From the Start menu, click Manage Your Server
    • Under Managing Your Server Roles, click Add or remove a role
    • Read the preliminary steps in the Configure Your Server Wizard and click Next
    • Under Server Role, click Application server (IIS, ASP.NET) and then click Next
    • By default, the wizard installs and enables IIS, COM+, and DTC
    • If you want to serve either of the optional technologies (FrontPage Server Extensions or ASP.NET), on the Application Server Options page, select the appropriate check boxes, and then click Next
    • Read the summary and click Next
    • Complete the wizard, and then click Finish

  • Enable ASP.NET 3.0 Components on both the servers: We need to enable ASP.NET components on both the servers. Database server need ASP.NET components to support SQL Reporting Services and Application server need ASP.NET controls to support MS Project Server 2007 application.

    Repeat the following steps on both the servers.
    • Logon to Server as Local System Administrator
    • Download the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Redistributable Package
    • Click Download, and then click Run
    • On the Welcome to Microsoft. NET Framework Setup page, click Next
    • Select the I accept the terms of the License Agreement check box, and then click Install
    • When installation is complete, click Finish
    • After installing .NET Framework 3.0, you must verify the installation


    Verify installation of ASP.NET 3.0 Framework on IIS:
    • In the Open box, type inetmgr, and then click OK
    • In the left pane of the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, select the computer on which you want to enable ASP.NET
    • In the right pane, double-click the Web Service Extensions folder
    • Right-click ASP.NET v2.0.50727, and then choose Allow

  • Choose Domain name for Servers and Domain account for Installation:
    • Determine the domain you will use to access Project Server (Example: epmusa)
    • Obtain domain account (Example: epmusa\pjadmin). This account will be used for installation
    • Add Database server and Application Server to domain (Example: Add “epmdb” and “epmweb” machines to “epmusa” domain)
    • Add domain account “epmusa\pjadmin” to administrator group on database server
    • Add domain account “epmusa\pjadmin” to administrator group on application server

  • Verify domain account access on both the servers:
    • Logon to Database server by providing the domain account and password (Example: epmusa\pjadmin)
    • Logon to Application server by providing the domain account and password (Example: epmusa\pjadmin)


    • If you able to logon to both the servers, you are ready to proceed for installation.

  • Install SQL Server 2005 on Database server (Install Server components and Client components):

    Please remember, you have to also include Report Server component during installation to utilize the SQL Reporting Services on Project Server environment.
    • Logon to database server by using domain account and password (Example: epmusa\pjadmin)
    • Install SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition (OR) Install SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition on “epmdb”)


    • Tip: During installation, you can choose the “Mixed mode authentication”. By having Mixed mode authentication, you can logon to SQL Server either with windows credentials (Example:epmusa\pjadmin) OR SQL Server admin credentials (Example: “sa” as user name and password that you defined for during the installation)

  • Enable TCP/IP for SQL Server
  • : On Database Server, you have to configure surface area settings in SQL Server 2005.

    steps:
    • Click Start menu on database server, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, point to Configuration Tools, and then click SQL Server Surface Area Configuration
    • In the SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration dialog box, click Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections
    • In the tree view, expand the node for your instance of SQL Server, expand the Database Engine node, and then click Remote Connections
    • Select Local and Remote Connections, select Using TCP/IP only, and then click OK

  • Verify SQL Server installation: Launch SQL Server Management studio and verify you able to see the default databases. (Click Start menu on database server, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and then click SQL Management Studio)

  • Verify Report Server installation: If you choose the default settings for Report Server during the installation, you can access the Report Server by entering the URL on IE in this format: http://servername/reports

    Example: http://epmdb/reports
  • If needed, update SQL Server 2005 with latest service pack: Determine the current service pack of SQL Server. Please refer the section How to identiy your SQL Server version and edition on Microsoft site.
  • Install Project Server 2007 on Application Server (Example: Install Project Server 2007 on “epmweb” machine):
    Please read Installation guide on Microsoft website for more detailed instructions.

    • Logon to application server by using domain account and password (Example: epmusa\pjadmin)
    • Navigate to the installation location of Project Server 2007 and click on setup.exe to begin the installation process
    • Enter valid product key to install the Project Server 2007
    • Click the “Advanced” installation under Choose the Installations you want
    • Choose the “Complete” under Server Type
    • Run SharePoint Config Wizard
    • Config Farm Services
    • Create Web Applications
      • Create Shared Services Provider
      • Create Project Web Access site





    • Tips:

      1) During installation, enter your database server and login info as below.

      Example:
      Database Server: epmdb
      User Name: epmus\pjadmin
      Password: *******

      2) On Central administration page, system prompts for user name and password, you can enter domain account and password (user name as epmusa\pjadmin and password)

      3)Click on “Create new web application” and make sure, you have port 80 on Creating or extend web application step. This step help you to have the PWA URL without port name as part of the URL) 4)If you perform the clean installation with default options, your PWA URL should be in this format:  http://applicationservername/pwa

      Example: http://epmweb/pwa




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