I've recently started a Project Server 2003 for some of the folks here and with the exception of one bug, its been working well.
Basically, I've have been creating hyperlinks to different projects within Project Web Access from websites I've made and applications that are commonly used here. For instance, I've put URLs in Project Profesisonal fields, created shapes in Powerpoint with hyperlinks to PWA, and put normal hyperlinks on internal websites here, and occasionally, PWA returns an error 500. Usually, it occurs when a person clicks on a hyperlink for the first time, and then the second time its tried, it works fine and will work for the rest of the session, apparently, until a user logs out or times out.
The hyperlinks I'm using are in this format:
When it fails, this URL is in the address bar, along with the default Error 500 message.
Prereq.asp basically checks the system and makes sure it has the Web Tools.
The data flow for authentication when trying to log onto Project Server is:
LGNINT.ASP --> SESSTART.ASP --> PREREQ.ASP --> REDIRECT.ASP --> Application Start Page
MS describes the basic architecture behind its authentication here, but doesn't go into troubleshooting. I couldnt find a good doc on Project Server 2003, but it seems the architecture from 2002 seems simular enough to get an idea on what is going on.
I'm curious to see if anyone has experienced or heard of an issue with on-and-off Error 500s appearing during authentication to PWA from a hyperlink.
Thanks for your time.