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Windows Antivirus Exclusion Recommendations (Servers, Clients, and Role-Specific)
Some useful information to take into consideration, all the info here in this doc: Windows Antivirus Exclusion Recommendations (Servers, Clients, and Role-Specific) http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822158 for our sweet products, we have these detailed info to exclude files and processes. ...
16 Jan 2014
Reducing downtime during Cumulative Updates installation SharePoint/Project Server 2013
I found a very interesting blog post from Russ on how to reduce a Cumulative Update installation from 5 hours to 16 minutes. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/russmax/archive/2013/04/01/why-sharepoint-2013-cumulative-update-takes-5-hours-to-install.aspx
30 May 2013
Asp.net Authentication Diagnose page -Who
I came across an issue where the PSI impersonation was not working. I found an interesting Script tool that helped to check the authenticated user. This tool can help in several scenarios where authentication is a problem. Currently the diagnosis page provides details regarding the following...
9 Jan 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Exchange Server 2007 integration with Project Server 2010
I've noticed that sometimes Exchange Server 2007 integration doesn't integrate seamless as followed on the following technet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee782548.aspx . This could be related to the AD - Exchange Server 2007 integration at the AD level, as sometimes users don...
12 Oct 2012
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