Will Project Server 2003 run on Windows Server 2008 R2 ? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Hopefully a simple question, we are planning on upgrading to project server 2007 and moving to new hardware at the same time. Our plan is to setup the new hardware, export the 2003 project server instance from the old server and move it to the new hardware that is running 2008 R2 and then perform the upgrade to Project server 2007. Just want to make sure that PS 2003 will run on 2008 R2 or if we need to perform the upgrade to PS 2007 on a Windows Server 2003 box before moving to a 2008 R2 server.

    Thanks for your help.

    Saturday, August 6, 2011 4:14 PM


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  • I do not know if Project Server 2003 would run on 2008 R2.  I am not sure why it wouldn't, as generally the OS is backwards compatible.  Why not install 2008 R2 on a test server, and then install Project Server 2003 to see if it functions correctly?

    You can also check Microsoft's Project Server 2003 documentation here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/projectserver/bb267360

    Saturday, August 6, 2011 4:42 PM
  • Hi jvansym,

    If you are planning to migrate Project server 2003 to Project server 2007 then you do not have to install your Project server 2003 on Windows server 2008 R2, what you have to do is, you need to update your project server 2003 environment to latest service pack and CU. Then you have to migrate your PS03 to PS07 through Migration tool which is available with MSP(you have to install MSP by select Migration tool).

                You can install Project server 2007 on Windows server 2008 R2.

    Hope this will help.. please let me know if need more input.

    Avinash kumar | e2eProjects Pvt. Ltd
    Monday, August 8, 2011 7:49 AM
  • Hi,

    According to thhis link Project Server 2003 is not supported on Windows Server 2008 R2:




    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com
    Monday, August 8, 2011 8:33 AM