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Working with the Microsoft Project Server Setup Program

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Specifying Values on the Setup Command Line
Command-line Options Available for Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server Security Settings

You can set up Microsoft® Project Server and its associated applications, like SharePoint™ Team Services from Microsoft and Microsoft SQL Server™ 2000 Analysis Services, either while running the Setup program or later, using Microsoft Project Web Access, the administrative interface for Microsoft Project Server.

For more information about how to set up and install Microsoft Project Server, see the following:

  • The Microsoft Project Server Installation Guide, Pjsvr10.chm, which is included on the Microsoft Project Server Setup CD, or you may download a copy from the General Reference Tools section of the resource kit toolbox. Specifically, review the topic "Manually set up the Microsoft Project Server database and tables" for specific information related to database settings.

Specifying Values on the Setup Command Line

When you run Setup for Microsoft Project Server, you can use command-line options to enter some of the parameters that Setup uses during installation, instead of entering them in the Setup program itself or entering them later using Microsoft Project Web Access.

Using a command-line option is most useful during Microsoft Project Server Setup when you just want to bypass a few steps, for example, the connection and setup information for SharePoint Team Services.

For example, you can enter the following:

Using this command-line option will customize Microsoft Project Server Setup in the following ways:

  • The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server for notifications and reminders will not be set up during the installation of Microsoft Project Server.

  • The SharePoint Team Services portion of the Microsoft Project Server configuration will not occur during setup.

Command-line Options Available for Microsoft Project Server

Unlike many setup programs, all of the command-line options available for Microsoft Project are available to be set during Setup, and many of the command lines can be set later, once the basic Microsoft Project Server installation is complete, through the Admin area of Microsoft Project Web Access. In general, it is probably easiest to install Microsoft Project Server and set up any of its associated applications, like SharePoint Team Services or SQL Server Analysis Services, during Setup, or later, using Microsoft Project Web Access, rather than using a command-line option.

The section below details the command-line options available to you. They are described in relation to the steps within Microsoft Project Server Setup from which they are available to be entered.

Step One: User Information Dialog Box

Use this dialog box to enter the following information:

  • User Name   The name of the user currently installing Microsoft Project Server. To enter this information using the command line, type USERNAME=[string]. For example: USERNAME="Joe User"

  • Initials   The initials for the user entered in the User Name box. To enter this information using the command line, type USERINITIALS=[string]. For example: USERINITIALS="JU"

  • Organization   The name of the organization that is installing Microsoft Project Server. To enter this information using the command line, type ORGANIZATION=[string]. For example: ORGANIZATION="Microsoft"

  • Product Information Key   The 25-character Product Key that can be found on the back of the Microsoft Project Server CD case. To enter this information using the command line, type PIDKEY=[string]. For example: PIDKEY="012AB-C345D-EF678-GHI90-1JKL2"

Step Two: End User License Agreement

This dialog box does not include any information that can be entered on the command line. You must agree to accept the End User License Agreement while running Setup, in order to install Microsoft Project Server.

Step Three: Choose the Type of Installation You Need

In addition to selecting the type of database that will be used with Microsoft Project Server, this dialog box is used to enter the following information:

  • Installation Directory   The folder that Microsoft Project Server is to be installed to. To enter this information using the command line, type PRJSERVERDIR=[string], for example, PRJSERVERDIR="<drive>://Program Files/Microsoft Project Server"

Step Four: Enter Database Server Information

During Setup, you can either connect Microsoft Project Server to an existing SQL Server 2000 database, or you can create a new database.

If you want to create a new database, use the command-line option CONNECTCREATECHOICE="CREATE" The following information is required.

  • Database Server   The server where the database currently exists. To enter this information using the command line, type SERVERNAME=[string]. For example: SERVERNAME="ServerName"

  • Authentication Type   Indicate whether you want to use Microsoft Windows® NT Authentication (WIN) or SQL Server Authentication (SQL). If you choose WIN, it will use the currently logged on user; if you choose SQL, see the next two bullet items. To enter this information on the command line, type SAAUTHTYPE=[WIN | SQL]. For example: SAAUTHTYPE="WIN"

  • SQL Server Authentication User Name   If you chose SQL for the authentication type, you must enter a user name with privileges to create a new database on the SQL Server 2000 computer. To enter this information on the command line, type SANAME=[string]. For example: SANAME="JoeUser"

  • SQL Server Authentication Password   If you chose SQL for the authentication type, you must enter the password associated with the user name. To enter this information on the command line, type SAPASSWORD=[string]. For example: SAPASSWORD="password"

If you want to connect to an existing database use the command-line option CONNECTCREATECHOICE="CONNECT" The following information is required.

  • Database Server   The server where the database currently exists. To enter this information using the command line, type SERVERNAME=[string]. For example: SERVERNAME="ServerName"

  • Database Name   The name of the database on the server listed in SERVERNAME. To enter this information using the command line, type SQLDBNAME=[string]. For example: SQLDBNAME="ProjectDatabase"

  • Logon Name   The SQL Server user name that Microsoft Project Server will use to access the database on SQL Server 2000. To enter this information on the command line, type PSNAME=[string]. For example: PSNAME="JoeUser"

  • Password   The password for the user name entered in PSNAME. To enter this information on the command line, type PSPASSWORD=[string]. For example: PSPASSWORD="password"

  • Logon Name   The user name that Microsoft Project Professional will use to access the database on SQL Server 2000. To enter this information on the command line, type PRJNAME=[string]. For example: PRJNAME="JoeUser"

  • Password   The password for the user name entered in PRJNAME. To enter this information on the command line, type PRJPASSWORD =[string]. For example: PRJPASSWORD ="password"

Step Five: Enter Analysis Services Connection Information

You can connect Microsoft Project Server to SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services during Setup, or you can enter this information later in Microsoft Project Web Access. If you want to enter this information during Setup, use the command-line option ANALYSISSERVICESCHOICE="USE" (otherwise, set this to LATER). The following information is required:

  • Analysis Server   The name of the server running SQL Server Analysis Services. To enter this information on the command line, type ASSERVERNAME=[string]. For example: ASSERVERNAME="ProjectServer"

  • Logon Name   The Windows user account that is a member of the online analytical processing (OLAP) Administrators group on the server running SQL Server Analysis Services. To enter this information on the command line, type ASLOGINNAME=[string]. For example: ASLOGINNAME="<domain>\JoeUser"

  • Password   The password for the user account specified in ASLOGINNAME. To enter this information on the command line, type ASPASSWORD=[string]. For example: ASPASSWORD="password"

Step Six: Select a Web Site

Use this dialog box to enter the following information:

  • Virtual Directory for Microsoft Project Server   The location of the Microsoft Project Server virtual directory. To use the default directory using a command-line option, type WEBVROOT="1" If you would like to use a different directory, you should do this within the Microsoft Project Server Setup program.

Step Seven: Enter Web Server Information

You can enter the intranet and Internet addresses for Microsoft Project Server during Setup, or you can enter this information later. If you want to enter this information during Setup, use the command-line option URLCHOICE="USE" (otherwise, set this to LATER), then enter the following information:

  • Intranet URL   The internal URL for Microsoft Project Web Access that users can use within your own company. To enter this information using a command-line option, type INTRANETURL=[string]. For example: INTRANETURL="<machinename>"

  • Extranet URL   The URL for Microsoft Project Web Access that is available on the Internet. To enter this information using a command-line option, type EXTRANETURL=[string]. For example: EXTRANETURL="https//www.yourcompanyname.com"

Step Eight: Enter SMTP Mail Server Information

You can enter the SMTP mail server information for e-mail notifications and reminders during Setup, or you can enter this information later. If you want to enter this information during Setup, use the command-line option SMTPCHOICE="USE" (otherwise, set this to LATER), then enter the following information:

  • SMTP Mail Server   The name of the server that will handle the SMTP mail services for Microsoft Project Server. To enter this information using a command-line option, type SMTPSERVERNAME=[string]. For example: SMTPSERVERNAME="mailServer"

  • Port   The port the SMTP mail server will use. To enter this information using a command-line option, type SMTPSERVERPORT=[string]. For example: SMTPSERVERPORT="25"

  • From Address   The address that will appear in the From box on all notification and reminder e-mail sent to users of Microsoft Project Server. To enter this information using a command-line option, type SMTPFROMADDRESS=[string]. For example: SMTPFROMADDRESS="notifications@yourcompany.com"

Step Nine: Connect to a Web Server Running SharePoint Team Services

You can enter the information for the server running SharePoint Team Services during Setup, or you can enter this information later. If you want to enter this information during Setup, use the command-line option SHAREPOINTCHOICE="USE" (otherwise, set this to LATER), then enter the following information:

  • Server Name   The name of the server running SharePoint Team Services. To enter this information using a command-line option, type SPSERVERNAME=[string]. For example: SPSERVERNAME ="serverName"

  • Web server port   To enter this information using a command-line option, type SPWEBPORT=[string]. For example: SPWEBPORT ="80"

  • SharePoint administration port   To enter this information using a command-line option, type SPSERVERPORT=[string]. For example: SPSERVERPORT ="4651"

  • Logon Name   The Windows user account with permission to access the server running SharePoint Team Services as an administrator. To enter this information using a command-line option, type SPADMINNAME=[string]. For example: SPADMINNAME ="<domain>\JoeUser"

  • Password   The password for the user specified in SPADMINNAME. To enter this information using a command-line option, type SPADMINPWD=[string]. For example: SPADMINPWD ="password"

  • Database Server   The name of the server where the SharePoint Team Services database is located. To enter this information using a command-line option, type SPDBSERVER=[string]. For example: SPDBSERVER ="serverName"

  • Database Name   The name of the SharePoint Team Services database on the SQL Server computer. To enter this information using a command-line option, type SPDBNAME=[string]. For example: SPDBNAME ="<servername>_LM_W3SVC_1_Collab"

  • Logon Name   The Windows user account used to access the server running SharePoint Team Services. To enter this information using a command-line option, type SPLOGONNAME=[string]. For example: SPLOGONNAME ="<domain>\JoeUser"

  • Password   The password for the user specified in SPLOGONNAME. To enter this information using a command-line option, type SPLOGONPWD=[string]. For example: SPLOGONPWD ="password"

Microsoft Project Server Security Settings

By default, the security setting for Microsoft Project Server is set to Medium. If you want to set this using a command-line option during Setup, type SECURITYSETTING=[LOW | MEDIUM | HIGH]. For example: SECURITYSETTING="High"

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