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Deploy Project Web App

Project Server 2013

Updated: April 23, 2013

Summary:  A Project Web App site can be deployed in conjunction with creating a new site collection, or it can be added to an existing site collection.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise | Project Server 2013 

Project Web App deployment options

There are two options for deploying Project Web App. You can either create a Project Web App site as the top level of a new site collection, or you can add a Project Web App site to an existing site collection.

If you are looking for a clean environment to begin managing projects in Project Web App, consider creating your Project Web App site as the top level site in a new site collection. (This was the only option available in Project Server 2010.) For step-by-step instructions on how to create a Project Web App site as the top level site in a new site collection, see Deploy Project Web App with a new site collection (Project Server 2013).

If you have existing sites where you have SharePoint task list projects and you want to add Project Server functionality to them, you can add a Project Web App site to that site collection. For step-by-step instructions on how to add a Project Web App site to an existing site collection, see Deploy Project Web App in an existing site collection (Project Server 2013)

For more information about Project Web App site architecture, watch the chalk talk video in the next section.

Understanding Project Web App site options

In this chalk talk, Microsoft Program Manager Chris Boyd discusses the differences between Project Web App in Project Server 2010 and Project Server 2013, and the new options available for Project Web App sites.

Video: Project Web App site deployment options

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Project Server forums and documentation feedback

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Change History

Date Description

April 23, 2013

Added a chalk talk that discusses the deployment options for Project Web App sites.

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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