Project Server 2007 Split Farm Migration

A lot of customers have Project Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2007 running in coexistence on the same farm. There are many varying business factors that play into a migration/upgrade with timing, fiscal policy and workload scenarios. During the TAP and RDP phase of Project Server 2010 and SharePoint 2010 there is a growing requirement…


How to determine resource licensing

There are always several questions we face at customer sites on the licensing requirements for their Project Server implementation. It’s best to consult your local Microsoft Solution Sales Specialist (SSP) for the details to ensure compliance. A common scenario we see customers are faced with is loading Project Server with ALL resources in the organization,…


GREAT ULS Log viewing tool

Someone on the SharePoint team took some time and built a VERY cool application for viewing ULS Logs. It lets you filter by any of the ‘fields’ in the log and format certain lines based on filter criteria. Of course it lets you point the viewer at any ULS log file but it even lets…


Project Server 2010 coexisting in SharePoint Server 2010 Universe

Project Server 2010 coexisting in SharePoint Server 2010 Universe In May 2009, a whitepaper titled EPM and Office SharePoint Server 2007 Coexistence — Intranet Scenario was released. The whitepaper outlined the recommended setup and configuration approach for an Enterprise Project Management(EPM) focused Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Intranet farm. It also provided a set of…


Queue Service and Event Service will not start in a virtualized environment

Services Could not start the Microsoft Office Project Server Queue Service service on Local Computer. Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. The 1053 error message is one that I have come across in many environments where customers have chosen to virtualize Project Server 2007….


SQL Server – Alias Names

Over the years of assisting many customers with multiple problems and performance issues with Project Server environments, it has been necessary to recommend replacing/upgrading their existing SQL Server for various reasons…mostly due to under powered hardware. As many of you may or may not have found out, it is not as simple as copying all…


Coverage of Business process, configuration and user best practices

I’m Brian Kennemer and I am a member of the Microsoft Consulting Services World Wide EPM Center of Excellence\ Rangers (WW EPM COE\Rangers). I too will be blogging here and covering topics related to the end user use of Project Server, the integration of organizational business and project management processes into the tool and the…


WW EPM COE – Rangers…Intro to EPM Infrastructure

Welcome to the WW EPM Center of Excellence (COE) Blog. I’m a Infrastructure Principal Consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) and have been working for MCS, and the WW EPM COE – Rangers Team, for 4 ½ years. In total, I have worked with Project, and its many versions, for over 10 years now. I…