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Walkthrough: Deploy Project Server 2007 to a server farm environment

Office 2007

Updated: April 2, 2009

 

Topic Last Modified: 2010-10-13

This article contains a white paper and a four-part video series which provide a walkthrough of a typical Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 deployment. The white paper contains step-by-step instructions for each step necessary to successfully deploy Office Project Server 2007. While the scenario described in the white paper may differ from the deployment scenario that you plan to use for your organization, you can gain significant hands-on experience by following the steps described herein in a test environment.

Click here (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=144009) to download the white paper in Office Word 2007 format (.docx).

Click here (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=144008) to download the white paper in Portable Document Format (.pdf).

The video series mirrors the steps described in the white paper. The video series is divided into four parts, as follows:

  • Part I describes the necessary prerequisites that must be configured prior to installing Office Project Server 2007

  • Part II describes the Office Project Server 2007 installation and configuration process

  • Part III describes how to add additional PWA sites

  • Part IV describes how to add a front-end Web server

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Part I describes the necessary prerequisites that must be configured prior to installing Office Project Server 2007, including:

  • Creating a domain account to be the farm administrator and database access account, and to run the Internet Information Services (IIS) application pools associated with Office Project Server 2007

  • Adding the domain account to the local administrators group on all the computers in the farm

  • Configuring IIS

  • Installing .NET Framework version 3.0 on the computer where Office Project Server 2007 will be installed

  • Checking the SQL Server 2005 surface area configuration options to be sure that remote connections are allowed over TCP/IP

Watch the video (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=143488). To download a copy of the file, right-click the link, and then click Save Target As.

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Part II describes the Office Project Server 2007 installation and configuration process itself, including:

  • Installing the Office Project Server 2007 and SharePoint Products and Technologies software

  • Creating the necessary Web applications

  • Creating a Shared Services Provider

  • Starting the Project Server Application service

  • Creating a Project Web Access site

Watch the video (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=143490). To download a copy of the file, right-click the link, and then click Save Target As.

Screenshot of video

Part III describes how to add additional PWA sites, including:

  • Creating a PWA site with empty databases

  • Creating a PWA site that connects to restored databases

Watch the video (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=143492). To download a copy of the file, right-click the link, and then click Save Target As.

Screenshot of video

Part IV describes how to add a front-end Web server, including:

  • Installing the Office Project Server 2007 software on the new server

  • Installing the necessary updates to match those on the existing farm

  • Connecting the new server to the farm

Watch the video (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=143496). To download a copy of the file, right-click the link, and then click Save Target As.

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