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Install Project Server 2007 in Windows Server 2008 (single-server installation)

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Updated: April 30, 2008

 

Topic Last Modified: 2009-05-12

This article discusses the requirements and steps for installing Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 in a stand-alone Windows Server 2008 environment. It covers a new installation of Project Server 2007 on the Windows Server 2008 operating system and does not cover upgrading from Windows Server 2003.

Project Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and Office SharePoint Server 2007 RTM versions are not supported on Windows Server 2008. Installing updated versions of Project Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and Office SharePoint Server 2007 is required for installation on Windows Server 2008. Installing Project Server 2007 RTM without updates causes a program compatibility issue with Office SharePoint Server 2007.

ImportantImportant:
Updated versions of Project Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and Office SharePoint Server 2007 include Service Pack 1, Infrastructure Updates, Cumulative Updates, and Service Pack 2.

Before installing Office Project Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008, verify that the computer meets the hardware and software requirements listed in this section.

 

Component Minimum Recommended

Processor

2.5 gigahertz (GHz)

NoteNote:
An Intel Itanium 2 processor is required for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems

Dual processors that are each 3 GHz or faster

RAM

1 gigabyte (GB)

2 GB

Disk

NTFS file system–formatted partition with a minimum of 3 GB of free space

NTFS file system–formatted partition with 3 GB of free space plus adequate free space for your Web sites

Drive

DVD-ROM drive

DVD drive or the source copied to a local or network-accessible drive

Display

1024 × 768

1024 × 768 or higher resolution monitor

Network

56 kilobits per second (Kbps) connection between client computers and server

56 Kbps or faster connection between client computers and server

Office Project Server 2007 has the following software requirements. Because Office Project Server 2007 is built on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, the requirements that apply to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 also apply to Office Project Server 2007.

We highly recommend that you apply all critical updates. You can use the following editions of Windows Server 2008:

  • The Windows Server 2008 Standard operating system

  • The Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system

  • The Windows Server 2008 Datacenter operating system

  • The Windows Web Server 2008 operating system

  • The Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems operating system

  • The 64-bit edition of the Windows Server 2008 Standard operating system without Hyper-V

  • The 64-bit edition of the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system without Hyper-V

  • The 64-bit edition of the Windows Server 2008 Datacenter operating system without Hyper-V

Internet Explorer 7.0 with the most recent service packs.

Windows Server 2008 requires an updated version of Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

The Application Server role must be installed on the computer.

The Web Server (IIS) role must be installed on the computer with the Application Server Foundation and Web Server (IIS) Support role services.

Installing the Application Server role installs the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 by default on Windows Server 2008.

Add server roles
  1. Navigate to the Server Manager in Windows Server 2008, and then click Roles.

  2. Click Add Roles and select the Application Server and Web Server (IIS) roles.

  3. When prompted in the Add Roles Wizard to Add features required for Application Server, click Add Required Features, and then click Next to continue in the Add Roles Wizard dialog box.

  4. In the Add Roles Wizard – Select Role Services dialog box, select Web Server (IIS) Support, and verify that the Application Server Foundation box is selected.

  5. Click Next to begin the installation process.

Install Project Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008
  1. Navigate to the local setup directory and run setup.exe.

  2. In the Enter Product Key page, type the 25-character product key, and then click continue.

  3. On the Installation Types page, click Basic to start the installation.

  4. On the page that appears when the installation is complete, select Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now and then click Close. You must run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Wizard to automatically complete the required provisioning steps.

  5. On the Welcome to SharePoint Products and Technologies page, click Next.

  6. A confirmation dialog box appears stating that the following services must be restarted or reset during the configuration:

    • Internet Information Services

    • SharePoint Administration Service

    • SharePoint Timer Service

  7. Click Yes to continue. A progress indicator appears.

  8. When configuration is complete, the Configuration Successful page will appear. Click Finish.

  9. The Manage Project Web Access page appears and will list the Project Web Access instance that is being provisioned. Click the Refresh Status button from time to time to check whether the Project Web Access instance has been provisioned. When it has been provisioned, click the URL to go to the Project Web Access home page.

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