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Project lite vs Project Pro Comparison chart
In case you were wondering what the differences are between the different Project Client versions : More Details : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/project-online-service-description.aspx
26 May 2014
Olap Cube is taking several hours to build on SQL 2005
Following the performance trend I was thinking to blog some of the best practices for the Project Server. Some old issues related to the Olap Cube performance are related to the SQL Server flag. After enabling this flags I've seen improvements from several hours to several minutes. --Enable...
18 Dec 2012
August Cumulative Update Out NOW
From the August Cumulative Update onwards you will have to install sp1. For mor details on this please check Brians Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2012/07/18/project-server-2010-from-august-2012-cumulative-update-onwards-you-will-also-need-to-load-sp1.aspx Full updates (all languages...
19 Sep 2012
Sharepoint / Project 2010 unavailable due to a Password change for the system account
Sometimes Sharepoint and Project are installed with a AD User instead of a system account and it happens that the password for the user expires after X days due to a AD Policy. The best way to avoid this is to follow the following Technet article: Plan for administrative and service accounts SharePoint...
25 Apr 2012
Error Message when trying to export data from Project Server 2007 "The controls for Microsoft Project Web Access could not be downloaded correctly"
This behaviour is by design if you don't give sufficient privileges in the Internet Explorer Security settings. The solution is as follows : Configure Internet Explorer permissions for ActiveX controls Start Internet Explorer. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options. Click the Security tab, click...
16 Feb 2012
Business Intelligence Error Message "This workbook cannot be opened because it is not stored in an excel services application trusted location"
Generally if you encounter problems with your Project Server Business Intelligence on the Project Server 2010 server check out also Brian's Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2010/09/16/project-server-2010-business-intelligence-center-common-errors.aspx that could triage most of the common...
7 May 2012
When Trying to install a update you get "The expected version of the product was not found on the system."
I came on my test environment across this problem when trying to install the latest update I've got the error message: "The expected version of the product was not found on the system" this can occur on Project 2007 and 2010. Running the following command from the command prompt will do the trick...
22 Nov 2012
Unexpected behaviour for Sharepoint and Project Server and not only
Sometimes it might happen that you run into very random issues and cannot reproduce the problem. This might happen due to the antivirus that is blocking temporary files to scan them and by this it's putting the files also in read only mode and this is most often the cause for some very strange behaviours...
15 Nov 2012
How to check the Project Server System account connectivity to the sql server
If you encounter Project Server Queue Jobs aren't processed anymore or the Project Server Queue Service doesn't start anymore it might happen that the Account with whom you are running the Project Queue Job doesn't have enough permissions on the SQL Server or you have changed the account recently or...
3 Jan 2012
Configuring Exchange 2010 with Project Server 2010
Before going ahead and configure Exchange with Project Server 2010 make sure that you have the latest Cumulative Updates installed for the Project Server. As always before applying an Update please do a Full Backup of the Project Databases (Archive, Draft, Published, Reporting) before upgrading to...
24 Aug 2011
Project Server 2010: Service Pack2 and August 2013 Cumulative Update installation issues- ReBlog
Please be aware that there are some issues with August Cumulative Update 2013 more details on Brian's Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/09/12/project-server-2010-service-pack2-and-august-2013-cumulative-update-installation-issues.aspx
13 Sep 2013
Generate a Visio WBS Diagram from a Project File or a Project File from a Visio WBS Diagram
As some options has retired from Project 2003 there are still ways to create WBS Diagrams in Project 2007 and Project 2010. The best solution is to use the Addin Created specially for Visio 2007/2010 You can find them only for English, German, French and Italian Project/Visio Clients. You must...
24 Apr 2012
How to check for the Project Version you have installed on your machine and to make sure the binaries did correctly install
1. Check Microsoft.SharePoint.dll - WSS version (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\ISAPI 2. Check Project version in the GAC ( type assembly into the start RUN) – check for Microsoft Project Server and Windows SharePoint Services File Version Microsoft Project...
13 Apr 2009
Project Server 2010 Services Stop Periodically
I've noticed a strange behaviour on my environment that is occuring randomly after installing April CU or later. The issue is related to periodical job that Sharepoint is triggering and for some reason sometimes is timing out and the Project Services, the Queue Service or Event service, one of them is...
7 Sep 2012
Updated Project Version List for Project Client and Server 2007 and 2010
Project and Project Server 2007 Hotfix Versions Version Number Release Server KB Client KB WSS Server Rollup MOSS Server Rollup 4518.1016 RTM N/A N/A 6061.5000 RTM HF1 N/A 935557 6018.5000 RTM...
30 Nov 2011
Office 2007 future updates require Service Pack 3
The Service Pack 2 baseline has been dropped and SP3 is now required to install Office 2007 updates from this point forward. Why? Please see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle pages for full details. Here’s a quick summary – once a Service Pack is released, support for the previous baseline...
10 Jan 2013
Project Server 2010 permissions granted through RBS are not flowing through to Project Sites
When setting the security category with the option "The Project Owner is a descendant of the user via RBS". The permissions applied to this security category work within PWA and allow the superiors of Project Owners to manage their projects, however the permission "View Project Site" does not seem to...
9 May 2013
Project Server Configure SQL Membership Provider forms authentication
This Membership Forms authentication is based on a SQL Membership Provider Store. When trying to logging with forms based authentication consider the following: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197472(office.12).aspx http://help.globalscape.com/help/eft6/mergedprojects/sat/Editing_the_Configuration_File...
30 Dec 2011
Project Server Service Pack 2 OUT NOW!
Long awaited its finally here ..Service Pack 2 for Project Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687452
24 Jul 2013
Project Client 2010 integration with Sharepoint Task List
First upgrade to at least SP1 the project client because the Sync with task list has been upgraded in SP1 See: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/project/archive/2011/05/18/project-2010-sp1-enhancements-to-sync-to-sharepoint-task-list.aspx Second, add the field in Backstage - Manage fields. See: http...
17 Feb 2012
Additional Links for Service Pack 2
The SP2 release improves the compatibility of the Office and SharePoint 2010 products with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013. It also addresses security, stability, and performance and contains ll the Cumulative Updates (CU) and Public Updates (PU) that have released since...
21 Aug 2013
Mainstream Support for Project Server Ends on 9th October 2012
Important reminder for the one that are still using Project Server 2007, as the Product is ending the mainstream support http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&alpha=Project+Server+2007&Filter=FilterNO Take into account to migrate from Project 2007 to Project 2010...
12 Oct 2012
ActivX Control will not install after October Cumulative Update 2011
After installing October Cumulative update on Project Server 2007 the new activX grid will not load. Displaying "to view this grid, you must have a newer version of the Project Web ActiveX Control installed. Click here to download it" The issue has been address to the product group and will be...
16 Nov 2011
How to assign a Skill set to a Task in Project Server 2010
Generic Resources are usually used for planning purposes when you don't know for sure which resource can handle your task at a certain date. You have the possibility to assign a Skill set (AD, SQL, Networking) to this generic Resources and to assign this skill set to a real Resource as well. This way...
11 Dec 2012
Publishing or saving projects is slow and takes some time to start on Project Server 2010
Configure NTP on your windows 2008 R2 Server might help in this situation. If the clock / time is different on the Project Server and the SQL server. If the time difference is 1 min on the SQL server. The job will sit in the queue for 1 min till it gets processed. This has been addressed with some later...
18 Dec 2012
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