Would it be practical to set up a small peer to peer network to sample Project 2010? RRS feed

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  • We are currently running a MOPPS 2007 system with a team controlling the server in another location.  We are wondering if it would be practical to set up a local area network with our own Project Server 2010 in order to get going in that direction?

    Has anyone accomplished anything along these lines and can they offer some advice or point me to appropriate documentation?






    Charles Roberts
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 7:18 PM


  • Hi Chas,  I've set up lots of project server instances, and what you need to do depends on whether you are able to add Servers to your Domain.  If so, then for a test instance I would spin up a single server running SQL2008R2 and Project Server 2010 on your existing domain - you will then be able to install Project 2010 on your PCs and access the server.  If you are not able to add servers to the domain, then I would build a stand-alone Windows Server, ie a single server running AD, SQL, and Project Server.  Install on Project Pro on this server, and then log on directly to the server. 

    If you can get IT partly on your side, then they might be able to set up a VLAN just for you, or give you a dedicated IP address for your server (which ideally you want).   If you set up your own AD on the existing LAN, do not enable DHCP, as you'll just upset your IT guys. 


    Ben Howard [MVP] blog | web
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 10:07 PM