Overview of the deployment process (Project Server 2010)


Applies to: Project Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-08-05

This series of articles describes the steps necessary to install Microsoft Project Server 2010 in a server farm environment. These steps include:

  • Configuring Microsoft SQL Server and Analysis Services

  • Installing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

  • Installing Project Server 2010

  • Creating a Microsoft Project Web App site

Configure SQL Server and Analysis Services

Configuring SQL Server and Analysis Services includes the following steps:

  • Configure SQL Server network settings

  • Add a login for the Farm Administrator account

  • Enable the common language runtime

  • Configure Analysis Services

Additionally, depending on your needs, you may want to implement some recommended performance enhancements by configuring AUTO_CLOSE and AUTO_UPDATE_STATISTICS_ASYNC. Additionally, you may want to create the Project Web App databases.

Install SharePoint Server 2010

Project Server 2010 requires SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition. Before you can install and configure Project Server 2010, you must install SharePoint Server 2010 and create a server farm. This article guides you to the proper SharePoint Server 2010 resources to configure your server farm.

Install and configure Project Server 2010

Once you have set up a SharePoint Server 2010 server farm, you can install Project Server 2010. The Project Server 2010 software must be installed on each application server and front-end Web in the farm. Once the Project Server 2010 software is installed and configured, you must configure several service applications in SharePoint Server 2010 before you can create a Project Web App site.

Create a Project Web App site

Once the initial Project Server 2010 configuration within SharePoint Server 2010 is completed, you can create a Project Web App site. When the Project Web App site has been completed, you can proceed with further configuration, including setting up reporting and configuring Exchange Server integration.

Getting started

The first step, prior to installation, is to make sure you have the needed permissions to accomplish the required tasks. For more information, see Prepare for deployment (Project Server 2010).