Connecting to Project Server through Project Web Access

If you chose to enter information later on the page where you were to specify an Analysis Services server or a Windows SharePoint Services server, you need to run a utility called PSCom+ to complete those processes. Then, you are ready to open Project Web Access. To read about the PSCom+ utility, see the sidebar "Specifying an Analysis Server and a Windows SharePoint Services Server."

Specifying an Analysis Services server and a Windows SharePoint Services server

Before you can use the analysis tools of Project Server and Project Web Access, you must identify the server(s) where Analysis Services and Windows SharePoint Services are installed.

You can find the tool, PSComPlus.exe, in the following directory:

drive\Program Files\Microsoft Office Project Server 2003\Bin\1033

where drive is the drive where you installed Project Server. When you run the tool, you see a box like the one in the following figure.

In the section "Setting up Windows accounts," earlier in this chapter, you created an account for the OLAP Administrator and an account for the WSS Administrator. At the time, I suggested that you write down the user names and passwords that you supplied. You need to enter them here, preceded by the server name, as shown in the figure, and then click the Create/Update COM+ Apps button. When the utility finishes, you see a message stating that Project Server components are now running in COM+.

OK, now for the fun part — finally seeing what you installed! Open Internet Explorer and, in the address bar, type the following text:

http://ser^ername/projectserver

You replace servername with the name of your server. The default database that was created during the installation is named projectserver. And, if you were silly like I was and named your server projectserver, you would use a Web address like the following:

http://projectserver/projectserver

You are then automatically redirected to the logon page that is shown in Figure 18-34.

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Type in your user name and password, tf you do not have a user account yet, read Instructions on how to get an account set up on the Project Server.

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Figure 18-34: Use this page to log on to the Project Server database using Project Web Access.

Note Throughout the rest of my discussion of Project Server, I'm going to use the sample database. If you installed it, you can view it by typing the following URL into the Address bar: http: //servername/sampl e.

Log on to the Project Server database using Administrator as the User name, and provide the password that you supplied when you installed Project Server (see Step 19 in the section "Installing Project Server," earlier in this chapter). You see the opening page of the Project Server database (see Figure 18-35).

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At this point, you have some housekeeping tasks to do to complete the installation of Project Server.

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