Installing Project Server

Just to review: Make sure that you have installed Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 or Windows 2003 (the released version — not a beta version) or above and Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0 or above. Also, be sure that you have installed SQL Server 2000 with Service Pack 3 and, if you're going to use the Portfolio Management feature of Project Server, SQL Analysis Services (also with Service Pack 3).

As you read earlier in this chapter, you don't need to install all products on one machine, but you must install all products before you install Project Server. Also, make sure that you have read and completed the steps in the sections "Installing Peripheral Software" and "Installing and Configuring Windows SharePoint Services," both earlier in this chapter.

I can't stress strongly enough how important it is for you to follow all the steps of the installation process in order. If you skipped something earlier, please go back and do it now. You'll be much happier if you do.

To install Project Server, follow these steps:

1. Insert the Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 CD into your CD-ROM drive, and click the Server installation link.

2. Confirm the user name, initials, and organization in the User Information dialog box, and click Next.

3. In the End User License Agreement dialog box, agree to the license and click Next.

4. In the Select a location for installation box, confirm or change the installation location if desired and click Next.

5. On the Choose the services you want to install on this server page (see Figure 18-25), click Next.

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Figure 18-25: You can choose the components of Project Server that you want to install.

Microsoft included this page so that you can install separate functions on separate servers. If you choose to install functions separately, make sure that you install View Processing and Session Manager before you install Project Server front-end.

Starting in Project 2003, Microsoft ships a sample Project Server database. You can install it when you install the software or after you finish the installation; in either case, it requires some setup work.

To use the sample database, all components (Windows 2003, SQL Server 2000, Analysis Services, IIS, Windows SharePoint Services, and Project Server) must be installed on the same computer. You can find instructions for installing and configuring the sample database on your Microsoft Office Project Server CD.

6. On the Enter database server information page (see Figure 18-26), select the Create a new database option button.

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Enter database server information

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Figure 18-26: Create a new Project Server database, and specify the connection information.

7. In the Database server box, enter the name of the server where the Project Server database is to reside.

8. In the Connect using section, choose Windows Authentication if you are logged on to your server using a Windows domain account and if you have the dbcre-ator and securityadmin roles on the SQL server. Otherwise, select the SQL Server Authentication option button and enter a logon name and password.

If you know the SA account password, you can use this account. Click Next.

Note Project Server does not use the SA account after you create the Project Server database.

9. Click Next on the Enter database server information for Views tables page.

Note |f you have more than one database server, you can create the Views tables on a separate machine, which can ultimately mean better performance for larger installations.

10. On the Create database account information page, enter passwords for the MSProjectServerUser and MSProjectUser accounts (see Figure 18-27). Project Server uses the MSProjectServerUser account to gain access to the Project Server database. Project Professional uses the MSProjectUser account to read and write projects to the Project Server database. Click Next.

Figure 18-27: Enter and confirm passwords so that Project Server and Project Professional can connect to and update the Project Server database.

11. On the Enter Analysis Services connection information page, enter the name of the server where you installed SQL Analysis Services (see Figure 18-28). In the lower portion of this page, supply the Windows account information for the OLAPAdmin Windows account that you created earlier in this chapter. (See the section "Creating an OLAP Administrator account.") Click Next.

Figure 18-28: Supply Analysis Services connection information on this page.

Note When you created this account, I suggested that you write down this information and keep it handy, because you would need it during Project Server installation.

12. On the Select a Web site page (see Figure 18-29), choose a Web site and click Next.

Note |f you are installing on the same server where you installed Windows SharePoint

Services, choose Default Web Site.

13. On the Enter Web Server address information page, select the Enter this information now option button and supply the name of the server where Project Server is to reside. Optionally, supply the extranet protocol and domain name. Click Next.

Note You can enter or modify this information after you complete the installation of Project Server using Project Web Access.

Figure 18-29: Choose the Web site where you want to install the virtual directory for Project Server.

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14. On the SMTP mail server information page, select the Enter this information later option button and click Next.

Like Web server address information, you can enter mail server information after you complete the installation of Project Server by using Project Web Access.

Tip If you choose to enter the SMTP mail server information, the From address should contain only the portion of the address that precedes the at sign (@).

15. On the Connect to a Web server running Microsoft Windows SharePoint

Services page (see Figure 18-30), select the Enter this information now option button. Then, supply the information that you wrote down at the end of the SharePoint Configuration Wizard (see Figure 18-31). Click Next.

15. On the Connect to a Web server running Microsoft Windows SharePoint

Services page (see Figure 18-30), select the Enter this information now option button. Then, supply the information that you wrote down at the end of the SharePoint Configuration Wizard (see Figure 18-31). Click Next.

Figure 18-30: Enter the information that you wrote down at the end of the SharePoint Configuration Wizard.
Figure 18-31: This information was supplied at the end of the SharePoint Configuration Wizard.

Tip You can enter this information after you complete the installation of Project Server by using Project Web Access. To perform this step later, select the Enter this infor* mation later option button and click Next.

16. If you chose to enter information in Step 15, you see the page that's shown in Figure 18-32. In the Logon name box, type in servername\username, where servername is the name of the server on which you installed WSS and username is the Windows account information for the SharePoint administrator that you created earlier in this chapter — I called mine WSSAdmin and suggested that you write down the necessary information. In the Password box, type the password that you assigned to the SharePoint administrator. Click Next.

Note This is only one of many steps that demonstrates why I suggested that you do things "in order." This account is used to create the COM+ package that Project Server uses to communicate with the SharePoint server. If you haven't already created this Windows account using the steps that were supplied in the section "Creating a WSS Administrator account," earlier in this chapter, you won't be able to complete this step.

Figure 18-32: Supply account information for the SharePoint administrator.

17. On the Connect to a Web server running Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 page, select the Enter this information later option button and click Next.

Note This information is used to connect a SharePoint portal server— a separate product used in a multiserver environment —to your Windows SharePoint Services server so that you get the advanced searching capabilities of SharePoint Portal Server. And, you can enter this information after you finish installing Project Server by using Project Web Access.

18. On the Choose an installation environment page, select the Enterprise option button or the Non-enterprise option button and click Next (see Figure 18-33). If you plan on using Project Professional and you use only enterprise resources, choose the Enterprise option. Otherwise, choose the Non-enterprise option. Click Next.

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Oioose an Installation environment

EJse tiie options below to deploy Mere so ft Office Project Server In either an enterprise or rnon-enterprlse environment. You can change these options Later In tine Ad run center n Microsoft Office Project Web Aocess. Click Hdp for a detailed description of the features that are enabled n each of these environments.

Recommended for orgaizations that want to centraize storage and management ofal project information on Project Server and enable enterprise-level project management features aid collaboraticn. Tins option a&ows fijdl use of such features as the enterprise resource pod, enterprise global template, project versoning, enhanced security, Portfolio Analyzer (OLftP). Portfolio Modeler, timesheets, notifications, status reports, and document, issue, and risk management.

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Recommended for team? or sm-Ser organizations that want to publsh only assignment information to project Server and use orty limited elaboration features such as e-rnal notifications and reminders, timeskbeets, status reports, and document, issue, and risk management This option provides minima] security and alows such actions as creating new user accounts when pubisHng.

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Figure 18-33: Choose an installation environment.

Tip After you complete Project Server installation, you can change this setting using

% Project Web Access.

19. In the Enter the Administrator password box, enter the password that is to be used for the Project Server Administrator account. Click Next.

Tip Write the Administrator password down—you'll need it to make any changes to

% Project Server Setup in Project Web Access.

20. In the Summary box, click Install, and Project Server finishes the installation process. At the end of installation, click Finish.

You've now completed the installation of Project Server, but . . . you still have some work to complete, based on the choices that you made during setup to do certain tasks later.

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