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Test Lab Guide: Install Project Server 2013

Project Server 2013
 

Applies to: Project Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18

Summary: Install Project Server 2013 in a test lab environment.

This article explains how to set up a Project Server 2013 test lab that is based on the Configure SharePoint Server 2013 Preview in a Three-Tier Farm test lab guide.

ImportantImportant:
This scenario applies only to Microsoft TechNet Test Lab Guides.

In this article:

This test lab guide explains how to install and configure Project Server 2013 and create a Project Web App instance. This includes:

  • Installing and configuring Project Server 2013 on APP1 and WFE1

  • Creating an Active Directory account to run the Project Server application pool

  • Starting the Project Server Application Service

  • Creating a Project Server service application

  • Creating a Project Web App instance

Before starting, make sure you have completed the steps in Test Lab Guide: Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm, including the prerequisite test lab guides discussed in that document. This test lab uses the three-tier infrastructure that is created in the Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Three-Tier Farm test lab guide.

Installing Project Server 2013 is done by installing the Project Server 2013 software on each server in the farm (in this case, APP1 and WFE1), and then running the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on each.

Use the following procedure to install Project Server 2013 on APP1.

To install Project Server on APP1
  1. Log in to APP1 using the User1 account.

  2. On APP1, navigate to the location that contains the Project Server 2013 installation files and double-click default.hta.

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

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

  5. In 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.

  6. Click Continue.

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

  8. When the installation is complete, clear the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box.

  9. Click Close.

  10. Exit Project Server 2013 installation.

The next step is to repeat the procedure on WFE1. Use the following procedure to install Project Server 2013 on WFE1.

To install Project Server on WFE1
  1. Log in to WFE1 using the User1 account.

  2. On WFE1, navigate to the location that contains the Project Server 2013 installation files and double-click default.hta.

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

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

  5. In 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.

  6. Click Continue.

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

  8. When the installation is complete, clear the Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard now check box.

  9. Click Close.

  10. Exit Project Server 2013 installation.

Once Project Server 2013 is installed on both APP1 and WFE1, the next step is to run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on each server.

Use the following procedure to run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on WFE1.

To run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on WFE1
  1. On WFE1, click Start, All Programs, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products, SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard.

  2. At the Welcome to SharePoint Products and Technologies page, click Next.

  3. A confirmation dialog message appears that displays a list of services that may have to be restarted. Click Yes.

  4. On the Modify server farm Settings page, select the Do not disconnect from this server farm option, and then click Next.

    NoteNote:
    Depending on your configuration, this option may not appear.
  5. If the server is hosting the SharePoint Central Administration website, the Modify SharePoint Central Administration Web Application Settings page appears. Select the No, this machine will continue to host the web site option, and then click Next.

    NoteNote:
    Depending on your configuration, this option may not appear.
  6. On the Completing the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard page, click Next.

  7. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish.

  8. Central Administration will open automatically. Close the browser window.

Use the following procedure to run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard on APP1

To run the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard on APP1
  1. On APP1, logged in as User1, click Start, All Programs, Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products, SharePoint 2013 Products Configuration Wizard.

  2. At the Welcome to SharePoint Products and Technologies page, click Next.

  3. A confirmation dialog message appears that displays a list of services that may have to be restarted. Click Yes.

  4. On the Modify server farm Settings page, select the Do not disconnect from this server farm option, and then click Next.

    NoteNote:
    Depending on your configuration, this option may not appear.
  5. If the server is hosting the SharePoint Central Administration website, the Modify SharePoint Central Administration Web Application Settings page appears. Select the No, this machine will continue to host the web site option, and then click Next.

    NoteNote:
    Depending on your configuration, this option may not appear.
  6. On the Completing the SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard page, click Next.

  7. On the Configuration Successful page, click Finish.

  8. Central Administration will open automatically. In the left navigation, click Central Administration to go to the Central Administration home page.

Project Server 2013 runs as a service application in SharePoint Server 2013. Use the following procedure to create a Project Server 2013 service application.

To start the Project Application Service
  1. On APP1, 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 Project Server Application Service.

The Project Server 2013 service application requires an application pool to operate. The application pool requires an Active Directory account to run. Use the following procedure to create an Active Directory account for the application pool.

To create an Active Directory account
  1. Log on to DC1 as Corp\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  3. Expand corp.contoso.com.

  4. Right-click ServiceAccounts, click, New, and then click User.

  5. In the Full name text box, type Project Server Application Pool.

  6. In the User logon name text box, type ProjAppPool.

  7. Click Next.

  8. Type and confirm a password for the account.

  9. Clear the User must change password at next logon checkbox.

  10. Select the Password never expires checkbox.

  11. Click Next.

  12. Click Finish.

Once the account has been created, the next step is to register it as a managed account in SharePoint Server 2013. Use the following procedure to register the managed account.

To register a managed account in SharePoint Server
  1. On the Central Administration home page, in the left navigation, click Security.

  2. On the Security page, in the General Security section, click Configure managed accounts.

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

  4. In the User name text box, type CORP\ProjAppPool.

  5. In the Password text box, type the password for the CORP\ProjAppPool account.

  6. Click OK.

Once the CORP\ProjAppPool account has been registered as a managed account, the next step is to create a Project Server 2013 service application. Use the following procedure to create the service application.

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 text box, type Project Server.

    2. In the Application Pool section, in the Application pool name text box, type ProjectServerAppPool.

    3. Select the Configurable option, and choose the CORP\ProjAppPool account.

    4. Click OK.

Project Server functionality is made available to users through a Project Web App instance. Use the following procedure to create a Project Web App instance.

To create a Project Web App instance
  1. In SharePoint Central Administration, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.

  2. On the Manage Service Applications page, click the Project Server Service Application.

  3. On the Manage Project Web App Sites page, click Create Project Web App Instance.

  4. Keep the default values and click OK.

Project Server will create the Project Web App instance and the status will be displayed on the Manage Project Web Apps page. Once the status is Provisioned, the Project Web App is ready for use.

You can click the link to http://wfe1/PWA to explore Project Web App.

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