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  • Question

  • Can MS Project Server 2010 be installed on SBS 2008.

     

    Many thanks

     

     

    Friday, July 15, 2011 2:50 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I think you are mixing few concepts - you must aware that there is a difference when we say single server deployment AND stand-along deployment.

    You can install all the required softwares on One server and still use all the features of the Project Server 2010, that we call it a single server or single topology deployment.

    If you want to use SQL 2008 express, you need to configure your deployment as stand-alone while installation . This configuration is useful for demonstration, but should not be used for a production environment.The stand-alone configuration has fewer features than a full farm installation. Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and OLAP are not present in the stand-alone configurations. (Analysis Services and OLAP functionality can be configured to use a different instance of Microsoft SQL Server if you want.)

     

    if you want to do the stand-along deployment, see this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197667.aspx

    hope this helps.


    | Khurram Jamshed | Follow my blog about Enterprise Project Management Solution | http://khurramjamshed.blogspot.com |
    Monday, July 18, 2011 10:52 AM

All replies

  • No.  Small Business Server uses Standard Sharepoint and cannot be upgrade to Enterprise.  Project Server requires SharePoint Enterprise.

    Cheers!


    Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    www.WhartonComputer.com
    Friday, July 15, 2011 3:21 PM
  • Many thanks.

    Looks like a seperate server then.

    We only need 5 users to use Project Server.

    Any ideas on recomended software/hardware would be appreciated.

    I have been lead to believe that I need.

    Server 2008 (64bit) SP2 + 5 Cals

    Sharepoint Enterprise + 5 Cals

    SQL Server (64 bit) 2008 SP2 + 5 Cals

    Project Server 2010 + 5 Cals

    Again many thanks 

    Monday, July 18, 2011 7:57 AM
  • This might be useful for you: http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/8/8/F88B3241-3E27-4BDD-8A01-ABF2422FB31C/Project%202010%20Licensing%20-%20Licensing%20Guide.pdf
    Thanks, Amit Khare |EPM Consultant| Blog: http://amitkhare82.blogspot.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/amitkhare82
    Monday, July 18, 2011 8:22 AM
  • HI, 

    for the hardware recommendation you can go through this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee683978.aspx#section2. However if you are sure you only have, and stays the same, 5 users than you can go for the single box deployment. One high spec server, equipped with all the required softwares, can easily handle the 5 user load. You can also see this to do the capacity planning: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff686784.aspx

     

    For licensing details, as Amits suggested, you can download the guide. Or my advice would be to get in touch with your local MS vendor for the specific details. You can find the PPM vendor available in your area here: http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/partners.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.


    | Khurram Jamshed | Follow my blog about Enterprise Project Management Solution | http://khurramjamshed.blogspot.com |
    Monday, July 18, 2011 8:32 AM
  • Hi Guys,

     

    Many thanks for the suggestions.

    Am I right in thinking that for a single server I do not need to buy SQL as it says that Sharepoint will download and install SQL 2008 express during its install ?

     

    Monday, July 18, 2011 10:38 AM
  • Hi,

    I think you are mixing few concepts - you must aware that there is a difference when we say single server deployment AND stand-along deployment.

    You can install all the required softwares on One server and still use all the features of the Project Server 2010, that we call it a single server or single topology deployment.

    If you want to use SQL 2008 express, you need to configure your deployment as stand-alone while installation . This configuration is useful for demonstration, but should not be used for a production environment.The stand-alone configuration has fewer features than a full farm installation. Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and OLAP are not present in the stand-alone configurations. (Analysis Services and OLAP functionality can be configured to use a different instance of Microsoft SQL Server if you want.)

     

    if you want to do the stand-along deployment, see this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197667.aspx

    hope this helps.


    | Khurram Jamshed | Follow my blog about Enterprise Project Management Solution | http://khurramjamshed.blogspot.com |
    Monday, July 18, 2011 10:52 AM
  • Many thanks.

    Not getting much help from local solution providors as they just seem to whant to give us a quote for a maximum spec server and software i.e. £12,000.00  + install which seems a little extreme when we only need a server to support 5 users.

    Any ideas on a spec for 5 users software and hardware.

     

    Monday, July 18, 2011 11:20 AM