can someone break down MS Project server requirements for me please?

Microsofts website (as per usual) is aboslutely useless in providing any actuall usefull information on the server side of MS Project.

Could someone please tell me:

1 - what are the pre-requisite for running MS Project server (share point backend? sql server? or does it install as a stand alone?)

2 - if I have several people running individual installs of MS Project, can they still collaborate, or you HAVE to have the server part to do that?
somewhereinafricaAsked:
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Other than storing the files on the network share, nothing comes to mind. MS Project does not allow for file sharing or simultaneous write access to  the same project file.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

have you checked out the Hardware and software requirements (Project Server 2010) on TechNet?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee683978.aspx

At a high-level, the key requirements for Project Server 2010 are as follows:

    * The 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 R2

    * Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise version

    * For a farm deployment, database servers must be the 64-bit version of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Cumulative Update 2, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, or Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 3 (SP3)

    * Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 for Microsoft Project Web App user access

Then there's pages and pages of more info.

cheers, teylyn
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somewhereinafricaAuthor Commented:
See, I am so far from such a complicated setup.
I have a small group of less than 10 people who would like to work on projects tpogether using a common 'database'.

With this setup it would need its own server, and like 10 grand worth of licenses....


How does cooperation work without the server component using only stand alone pro editions?
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Project Server is geared at larger organisations. Here is a link to a list of collaborative project management software: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_collaborative_software#Project_collaboration_.28projectware.29

cheers, teylyn
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somewhereinafricaAuthor Commented:
see, here's the problem; I already have the licenses for MS Project, and they really want to use it. So I am at this stage wondering what the sharing capabilities are with a handful of stand-alone installs on a server based network.
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