Microsoft Project Server 2007 Installation

Posted on 2010-09-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I am relatively new to Project Server and the only training I have received is via the 4 part install videos on the Microsoft site. I am trialling MS Project Server 2007. I have two servers the first running SBS 2003, it the domain controller in the farm, it contains the AD and thats about it. The server is running Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, it has SQL enterprise 2008, and Microsoft Project Professional 2007 and WSS 3.0 installed. The install as per the instructions went off with out a glitch. However, thats where the instructions end, I now want to connect project professional clients to the project professional sevrer, is there something else I need to be doing before this stage.  Do I need to configure some form of Authenitication, connect the WSS to get the authentication from the AD server etc.  As I said I am very new to this and
Question by:Charlie_Chehade
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Expert Comment

ID: 33609357
Launch Project Pro 2007
Go to Tools and Enterprise Options
Add your PWA URL and set manually control connection state option
close the application
Relaunch the client and select the Profile name configured for PWA

Expert Comment

ID: 33609359
Do you want to use Forms Based Authentication ?

Author Comment

ID: 33609410
Thank you for the reply, I have tried the suggestions
Launch Project Pro 2007
Go to Tools and Enterprise Options
Add your PWA URL and set manually control connection state option "http://srvername/pwa"
close the application
Relaunch the client and select the Profile name configured for PWA.

But I get the following error:
Login Failed, project could not connect to server, please check your username and password.

What is it checking the username and password against.Is there somewhere either in Project Server or WSS that I need to be setting up the users that will be accessing the Project Server, Does Project server or wss need to connect to AD to get the user credentials from there etc. I can't help but think I am missing a step.


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Expert Comment

ID: 33609430
By default PWA uses Windows Authentication
If your service account (User account using which PWA is provisioned) is different than the current user, then while connecting select the check box enter user Id and password


open PWA, got to Server Settings and then Manage User
Add your current user and make sure to add either Administrator or Project Managers group

Once done, try to connect to Project Server using client with current logged in user account

Author Comment

ID: 33609468
The service account under which PWA was provisioned is different to the current users, eventually there will be some 20 users if all goes well. If I select the check box enter user ID and password can I assume it will be valadating its credentials through the manage users tab. Do I have to set up each user under the manage users tab , or is there some way it can get its authentication from the AD.

Can I set up a secuirty group on the AD server called project server group and link this group to the project server or do I manually have to set up the user on the Project Server and the Server with AD. Make Sense.  

Accepted Solution

hrishikeshd earned 500 total points
ID: 33609585
Yes , we do have AD sync option in PWA

•Configure Active Directory synchronization with the Project Server 2007 Enterprise Resource Pool:

•Configure Active Directory synchronization with Project Server 2007 security groups:

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