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Install and configure Project Server 2010 in a test environment

Project Server 2010

Published: May 12, 2010

(This article is part 7 of the Microsoft Project Server 2010 test environment deployment series. The procedures in this article assume that you have read the series in sequence starting with Hyper-V quick start for creating a Project Server 2010 test environment.)

This article describes installing Project Server 2010 and configuring the various Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 services that are required for running Project Server 2010. To do the steps in this article, log on to Litware-Proj using the Litware\FarmAdmin account.

Video demonstration

This video shows the steps involved in installing Project Server 2010 in the Hyper-V based test environment.

Screenshot of video

Watch the video (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=196724). To download the video file, right-click the link, and then click Save Target As.

Install Project Server

The first step is to install Project Server 2010 on the Litware-Proj virtual machine. Perform the following procedure to install Project Server.

To install Project Server

  1. On the Project Server 2010 DVD, run default.hta. The Setup menu opens.

    note Note:

    Default.hta may run automatically when you insert the disk.

  2. On the Start page, click Install Project Server.

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

  4. On the End User License Agreement page, review the terms of the agreement. To accept the agreement, 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 the installation is complete, select the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box.

  8. Click Close.

  9. On the Welcome to SharePoint Products page, click Next.

  10. On the warning dialog box, click Yes.

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

  12. When the wizard is finished, click Finish.

Once Project Server 2010 is installed, the following configuration steps are required before creating a Microsoft Project Web App site and using Project Server 2010:

  • Register a managed account

  • Start the Project Application Service

  • Start the PerformancePoint Service

  • Create a Project Server service application

  • Create a PerformancePoint service application

  • Create a top-level Web site

  • Set Read permissions on the top-level Web site

  • Install SQL Server 2008 Analysis Management Objects

The procedures to complete these tasks are described in this article. Each of these procedures is completed by using the SharePoint Central Administration Web site.

Configure a managed account

Before you can use a domain account within SharePoint Server 2010, you must register it as a managed account.

The Litware\SVCApp account will be used to run the various service applications in this Project Server 2010. Perform the following procedure to register the Litware\SVCApp account as a managed account.

To register a managed account

  1. In SharePoint Central Administration, click Security.

  2. Under General Security, click Configure managed accounts.

  3. On the Managed Accounts page, click Register Managed Accounts.

  4. On the Register Managed Account page:

    1. In the User name box, type Litware\SVCApp.

    2. In the Password box, type the password for the Litware\SVCApp account.

    3. Click OK.

Configure services and service applications

The first step is to start the Project Application Service and the PerformancePoint Service on Litware-Proj.

To start the Project Application Service

  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration home page, in the System Settings section, click Manage services on server.

  2. On the Service list, click Start next to Project Application Service.

To start the PerformancePoint Service

  1. On the Central Administration home page, in the System Settings section, click Manage services on server.

  2. On the Service list, click Start next to PerformancePoint Service.

Once you have started the Project Application Service and PerformancePoint Service, you must create a service application for each service.

To create a Project Server service application

  1. On the Central Administration home page, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.

  2. On the Manage Service Applications page, on the ribbon, click New, and then click Project Server Service Application.

  3. On the Create Project Web App service application page:

    1. In the Project Web App service application name box, type Project Server Service App.

    2. In the Application Pool section, select the Create new application pool option, and in the Application pool name box, type ProjectAppPool.

    3. Select the Configurable option, and select the Litware\SVCApp account from the drop-down list.

    4. Click OK.

To create a PerformancePoint service application

  1. On the Central Administration home page, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.

  2. On the Manage Service Applications page, on the ribbon, click New, and then click PerformancePoint Service Application.

  3. On the New PerformancePoint Service Application page:

    1. In the Name box, type PerformancePoint Service Application.

    2. Select the Add this service application’s proxy to the farm’s default proxy list check box.

    3. In the Application Pool area, select the Create new application pool option, and in the Application pool name box, type PerformancePointAppPool.

    4. Select the Configurable option, and select the Litware\SVCApp account from the drop-down list.

    5. Click Create.

  4. When the service application has been successfully created, click OK.

Configure the top-level Web site

A Web application is required to host the Project Web App web site and the associated project sites. Perform the following procedure to create a Web application.

To create a Web application

  1. In Central Administration, in the Application Management section, click Manage Web applications.

  2. On the toolbar, click New.

  3. On the Create New Web Application page, keep the default values, and then click OK.

  4. When the Web application has been created, click OK.

The next step is to create a top-level Web site and give users read permission to that site.

To create a top-level Web site

  1. In Central Administration, in the Application Management section, click Create site collections.

  2. Type Litware in the Title box.

  3. In the Primary Site Collection Administrator section, type FarmAdmin.

  4. Click OK.

To set Read permissions on the top-level Web site

  1. Navigate to the root site (http://litware-proj).

  2. Click Site Actions.

  3. Click Site Permissions.

  4. Click Grant Permissions.

  5. In the Users/Groups box, type NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users.

  6. Under Give Permission, select Litware Visitors [Read].

  7. Click OK.

In order to use the reporting and business intelligence features of Project Server 2010, you must install the SQL Server 2008 Analysis Management Objects on the Litware-Proj virtual machine. Click the following link to download the Analysis Management Objects, and then install the package:

Analysis Management Objects (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=130655&clcid=0x409)

Once the Analysis Management Objects have been installed, proceed to the next article, Create a PWA site in a Project Server 2010 test environment.

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