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Add an application server to a farm in Project Server 2013

Published: July 16, 2012

Summary: Add a new SharePoint Server 2013 application server with Project Server 2013 to an existing farm.

Applies to:  Project Server 2013 

To add a Project Server 2013 application server to an existing farm, you must do the following:

  • Install SharePoint Server 2013 prerequisites

  • Install SharePoint Server 2013

  • Install Project Server 2013

  • Install required updates

  • Add the server to the farm by running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

Video demonstration

This video shows the steps involved in adding an application server to an existing Project Server 2013 farm, as described in this article.

Video: Add an application server to a Project Server farm

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Configure the application server

Use the following procedures to configure the application server and add it to the farm.

note Note:

For these procedures, we recommend that you use the Farm Install account that you originally created to install SharePoint Server 2013.

To install prerequisites for SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

  1. On the SharePoint Server DVD, run default.hta.

  2. Click Install software prerequisites.

    note Note:

    You must be connected to the Internet to perform this step. If you are not connected to the Internet, you must install the prerequisites manually.

  3. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  4. Read the license agreement, and if you accept, then select the I accept the terms of the License Agreement(s) check box.

  5. Click Next.

    note Note:

    Depending on your configuration, you may be required to restart the server during this process.

Once the prerequisites have been installed, the next step is to install SharePoint Server 2013.

To install SharePoint Server 2013 Preview

  1. On the SharePoint Server DVD, run default.hta.

  2. Click Install SharePoint Server.

  3. On the Enter your Product Key page, type your product key, and then click Continue.

  4. Read the license agreement, and if you accept, then select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box, and then click Continue.

  5. On the Choose the installation you want page, click Server Farm.

  6. On the Server type page, click Complete.

  7. If desired, select the File Location tab and change the installation location.

  8. Click Install Now.

  9. When installation has finished, clear the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box, and then click Close.

Once SharePoint Server 2013 has been installed, the next step is to install Project Server 2013.

To install Project Server 2013 Preview

  1. On the Project Server DVD, run default.hta.

  2. Click Install Project Server.

  3. On the Enter your Product Key page, type your product key, and then click Continue.

  4. Read the license agreement, and if you accept, then select the I accept the terms of this agreement check box.

  5. Click Continue.

  6. On the Choose a file location page, click Install Now.

  7. When installation has finished, clear the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box, and then click Close.

Once SharePoint Server 2013 and Project Server 2013 are installed on the computer, you must install any required updates so that the updates on the new application server match those currently on the farm. Note that this includes Project Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013 updates (such as service packs and cumulative updates), but does not include updates for other products, such as Windows Server or SQL Server.

To add the server to the farm

  1. Click Start, All Programs, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products, SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard.

  2. On the Welcome page, click Next.

  3. On the warning dialog box, click Yes.

  4. On the Connect to a server farm page, select the Connect to an existing server farm option.

  5. Click Next.

  6. On the Specify Configuration Database Settings page, type the name of the instance of SQL Server where the SharePoint Server 2013 configuration database is located, and then click Retrieve Database Names.

  7. Select the configuration database for the farm you want to join from the Database name drop-down box, and then click Next.

  8. On the Specify Farm Security Settings page, type the farm pass phrase, and then click Next.

  9. On the Completing the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard page, click Next.

  10. When the wizard has finished, click Finish.

Project Server forums and documentation feedback

If you have additional questions, try the Project forums. The Project forums give you the chance to have your question discussed by other participants, Project MVPs, and Project community experts.

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