This article describes installing Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2. This requires ageneral understanding of Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm topologies in addition to theOffice Project Server 2007 architecture. This article also prescribes system requirementsfor your computers prior to installation, and also discusses client configurationinformation needed to connect to your installation from Microsoft Office ProjectProfessional 2007 and Microsoft Office Project Web Access.
Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Notables
Please note the following in Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2:
There is no upgrade path from Office Project Server 2007 Beta 1 or Beta 1TR toOffice Project Server 2007 Beta 2. If you are upgrading from Office Project Server2007 Beta 1TR, you will need to uninstall it and delete the Project Server databasesbefore installing Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2.
From Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2 moving forward, databases should beupgradeable to the next version.
If you are installing from Office Project Server 2007 Beta 1, note that the Beta 1versions of Windows SharePoint Services and Office Project Server 2007 cannot befully uninstalled and, therefore, remnants of those programs are left over even afteruninstall is complete. These remnants can interfere with the setup of Beta 2. Therefore, it's strongly encouraged that you start on a clean system.
The Standalone installation mode of Office Project Server 2007 is not available forthis Beta 2 release.
The Windows SharePoint Services and the Office Project Server 2007 Beta 1 and Beta1 TR databases are incompatible with Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2 and cannotbe used. If you have project data that you'd like to preserve, you'll need to first saveyour projects to the Project 2000 – 2003 MPP file format so that you can import theminto your Project Server 2007 Beta 2 server at a later time.
Installing Office Project Server 2007 to a medium farm will work.
SQL Server Analysis Services 2000 will work with Office Project Server 2007 Beta 2.However, it will not currently work with SQL Server Analysis Services 2005.
Windows SharePoint Services version 3 farm topologies
Office Project Server 2007 has a platform dependency on Windows SharePoint Servicesversion 3 and can be installed to a Windows SharePoint Services version 3 server farm(except for the evaluation version). A Server farm in a Windows SharePoint Servicesenvironment provides a network within which components and services can placed onseparate networked computers. The farm provides load balancing, scalability, and faulttolerance for these components and services. These components and services can includeWeb front end servers, search servers or index servers to name a few. For the purposes of this overview, we will focus mainly on three components: Web Front End Servers,