Project Professional Versions (Project Server 2010 settings)


Applies to: Project Server 2010, Project Professional 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-30

Project Professional Versions is a part of the Additional Server Settings in the Operational Policies section of Microsoft Project Server 2010 Server Settings. For more information about related settings that you can configure, see Additional Server Settings (Project Server 2010 settings). For more information about Operational Policies settings, see Operational Policies (Project Server 2010 settings).

Project Professional Versions lets you specify which versions (build numbers) of Project Professional client will be able to connect to your Project Server 2010 environment. This setting lets you ensure that Project Professional client connections to the server are all at a required base level. For example, if you recently updated both Project Server 2010 and Project Professional 2010 to the October 2010 Cumulative Update, you can verify that all clients that connect to the server are at least at this level by entering the build number (14.0.5128.5000). All Project Professional 2010 clients that have not been updated to the October 2010 Cumulative Update or a later version will be unable to connect.

If backward compatibility mode (BCM) is enabled, you do not have to make any additional changes to this setting to enable Project Professional 2007 SP 2 clients to connect to the server. However, you can enter a build number for the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 client if you require a minimum build.

For example, let's say that BCM is enabled and you only want the following two builds (and later versions) to connect to Project Server 2010:

  • Project Professional 2007 with Service Pack 3 (SP3)

  • Project Professional 2010 with the December 2010 Cumulative update

In the previous example, for the Project Professional Versions setting that you would enter the build number for each version, separated by a comma.

To configure the Project Professional Versioning setting
  1. On the Server Settings page, in the Operational Policies section, click Additional Server Settings.

  2. On the Additional Server Settings page, in the Project Professional Versions section, type the build number of each Project Professional version that you want to connect to Project Server 2010. Use a comma as a separator between multiple version numbers.

    Versions older than the build number that you enter will be unable to connect to your Project Server 2010 environment.

  3. Click Save.