Project Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 RC1

FYI I have just completed the install of Project Server 2007 + Service Pack 1 (and Office Server 2007 + SP1 as well) using Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) from MSDN.

I used this two great posts from Bill Baer to complete the install:

Two screen captures to prove it (check bottom right corner 🙂

Expect more posts in the future about the advantages of running PS 2007 on W2K8 (IIS7, hypervisor-based virtualization ...).

In the meantime for more information about Windows Server 2008, please check the official Microsoft site here:

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Comments (11)

  1. bryant says:

    Thanks for the post Christophe! When I go to launch the patched setup on 2008 RC1 with Hyper-V I get the compatability dialog and cannot get past it. What is the trick? The /RMTLAUNCH doesn’t seem to work here…

  2. I did not try with Hyper-V but since we are very close to RTM I’d recommend you wait for the latest bits.

  3. bryant says:

    Now that we have the final release, have you gotten this working? I’d like to get this setup in Hyper-V.


  4. szczepanl says:


    I have tryied to install it how it is described but it failed 🙁

    I have installed wss with current sp and it worked ok.

    After that I have installed Project Server with sp1. Installation finished with success.

    When I started "sharePoint products and technologies configuration wizard " it failed on 6th step with such error:

    Failed to register SharePoint services.

    An exception of type System.InvalidOperationException was thrown.  Additional exception information: Cannot start service ProjectEventService on computer ‘.’.

    System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot start service ProjectEventService on computer ‘.’

    Could you advise me what to do? Is SQL SP2 needed?



  5. Check the following doc: no SQL SP2 is not required

  6. szczepanl says:


    can you tell me what port number should be open to establish client connections to PWA?



  7. wgharwal says:

    Hello Christophe,

    I am planning on deploying Project Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 64-bit Edition.  Do you have any tips or gotchas I should be aware of?  Also, have you come across any documentation to deploy PS 2007 on Windows Server 2008 in a farm environment?



  8. Check TechNet for all the related deployment documentation including Windows Server 2008:

    More doc will be published in the next few months

  9. projecetbrah says:

    You have to run the SharePoint services configuration wizard two times for it to work. Don’t ask me why. I used a video that’s pretty good that walks through the whole installation process of Project Server 2007on Windows Server 2008 at

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