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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
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
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 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 2010 cannot open project files from the Project Web App with Citrix XenConverter
I come across an interesting third party problem that I wanted to share with you. One Citrix VM built on WinXP SP3 with IE8 could not open via the internet explorer in the PWA, Project Files with the Project Client. Opening Files from the Project Client was working. The Problem was caused by Citrix...
9 May 2013
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
Automatic deployment of SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010
Before you begin, here are some reasons for applying this method: Today, the diversity of the IT team or outsourcing potentially exposes your system to human error. New SharePoint Server or Project Server is infrequent and easily generates omissions. Finally, the complexity...
27 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
How to create a Web Performance Test using Visual Studio Ultimate
Let's say that you notice a bad performance on the Project Server during 9AM-12AM Timeframe but since it's the production environment you cannot to much troubleshooting during that period.You have a service window but in that timeframe you have no user load. All the tasks will be run on the client...
14 Dec 2012
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
How to create a Project Server Test environment from your production environment - or - Project Server 2010 Backup and Restore
1) Backup your source databases. Open SQL Server Management Studio and identify the five required databases (Archive, Draft, Published, Reporting and Content): Right click on the source databases, and select Tasks > Backup. Save the files in a place you will be able to find them again...
5 Nov 2012
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
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
Project Client 2007 2010 semicolon separator issue
I have encounterd some issue when regional settings is set to german, for the Project Client. Basically the list separator for the german language is ";" (could be for other languages as well) instead of "," and when someone tries to add ressources for a task he must enter usually "firstname ; lastname...
27 Apr 2012
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
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
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
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
Microsoft Office Project Server Queue Service and Event Service fail to start in a timely manner
Randomly Queue Job failures can occur with the following Error Message displayed in the ULS Logs: ERR Exception: System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot start service ProjectEventService on computer '.'. ---> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The service did not respond to the start or control...
6 Dec 2011
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
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
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
Built in backup and restore facility for sharepoint does not work for Project Server
If you are getting the following a similar error message after trying to migrate/do a full backup from the central admin than you have run into a Backup/restore procedure mishandling . The solution to this problem would be a manual backup and restore of the Project Db's as follows. If you are not familiar...
29 Mar 2010
Project Custom Fields and which one can be used as Dimensions and Measures in the OLAP Cube
29 Mar 2010
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
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