How to install Project Server 2003 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on the Same Server


This article describes how to install Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on the same server.

To install Project Server 2003 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 on the same server, follow these steps:

    • 1. Install SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

For additional information about how to install SharePoint Portal Server 2003, see the Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Administration Guide that is located in the \Docs folder in the root of the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 CD-ROM. Note: Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services is installed in conjunction with the installation of SharePoint Portal Server 2003.

    • 2. Start Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. To do this, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

In Internet Information Services IIS Manager, follow these steps:

      • a. Expand your server.
      • b. Right-click Web Sites, point to New, and then click Web Site.

        Figure 1. Select New… Web Site

      • c. In the Web Site Creation Wizard, click Next.

        Figure 2. Web Site Creation Wizard

      • d. In the Description box, type a description for your new Web site, and then click Next.

        Figure 3. Web Site Description

      • e. On the IP Address and Port Settings screen of the Web Site Creation Wizard, follow these steps:
        • 1. In the Enter the IP address to use for this Web site box, click All Unassigned.
        • 2. In the TCP port this Web site should use box, type a unique port address such as 8283.
        • 3. Leave the Host header for this Web site box blank.
        • 4. Click Next.

        Figure 4. IP Adress and Port Settings

      • f. On the Web Site Home Directory screen of the Web Site Creation Wizard, type the following text in the Path box, or click Browse: C:\Inetpub\Projectserver

Note: you must create the ProjectServer folder before you complete this step.


Figure 5. Web Site Home Directory

      • g. Click Next.
      • h. On the Web Site Permissions screen of the Web Site Creation Wizard, accept the default values of Read and Run scripts (such as ASP), and then click Next.

        Figure 6. Web Site Access Permissions

      • i. Click Finish to complete the Web Site Creation Wizard.
    • 3. Extend the Web site by using SharePoint Central Administration before you install Project Server. To do this, follow these steps:
      • a. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to SharePoint Portal Server, and then click SharePoint Central Administration.
      • b. Click Windows SharePoint Services.
      • c. In the Virtual Server Configuration area, click Extend or upgrade virtual server.

Figure 7. Virtual Server Configuration

      • d. On the Virtual Server List page, click your new virtual server.

Figure 8. Virtual Server List – Select Project Server 2003

      • e. Click Extend and create a content database.

Figure 9. Extend and Create a Content Database

      • f. On the Extend and Create Content Database page, follow these steps:
        • 1. Click Create a new application pool, type a name for the application pool in the Application pool name box, such as ProjectServer.
        • 2. Click Predefined, and then click Network Service.

Figure 10. Assign Name to Application Pool

        • 3. In the Site Owner area, type a user name (in the form of domain\username) in the User name box, and then type an e-mail address for the user in the E-mail box. Note: Ideally, this is the e-mail address for a new user in the domain specifically for Project Server 2003 who has only user rights but has a password that never expires. You can then use the same user account for the PSCOM+ components.
        • 4. Click OK to close Extend and Create Content Database.
        • 5. Click OK after the virtual server has been extended successfully.

Figure 11. Virtual Server Successfully Extended

      • 4. Double-click Wsswiz.exe, and then follow these steps.

Note Wsswiz.exe is located in the \Support\Wsswiz folder of your Project Server 2003 installation location (CD-ROM or network location).

        • a. In the SharePoint Configuration Wizard, click Next.

Figure 12. Project Server Windows SharePoint Services Configuration Wizard

        • b. In the extended virtual servers list, click your Web site, and then click Next.

Figure 13. Select Project Server 2003 Virtual Server

        • c. Type the required information and use the same user account that you used in step 3 – f3, and then click Next.

Figure 14. Enter Site Owner Information

        • d. When the SharePoint Configuration Wizard has sufficient information to configure Windows SharePoint Services, click Next.
        • e. Click OK when you receive the following message: The SharePoint Configuration Wizard will now close while Setup restarts. The wizard will restart momentarily.
        • f. Write down the information that is provided by the SharePoint Configuration Wizard after the selected virtual server has been successfully configured because it contains the location of your SharePoint portal.

          Figure 15. Write down the SharePoint Wizard’s URLs

        • g. Click Finish to close the SharePoint Configuration Wizard.


      • 5. Double-click Setup.exe in your Project Server 2003 installation location (CD-ROM or network location), click Server installation, and then follow the prompts to complete the installation of Project Server 2003 to your Web site by using the information that you wrote down in step 4f.

* You can view a video of the Project Server Installation by clicking on the video screen below.*(Flash player required)

Project Server Install
Figure 16. Click on the above image to launch Project Server Installation video.


Congratulations! You now have a new site in the following location: http://servername:8283/ProjectServer

This site is fully functional with Windows SharePoint Services and with Project Server 2003. You can also create links and other pages that tie in to your new Project Server 2003 Web site by using your main SharePoint Portal site: http://servername

Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is very CPU intensive with its crawling and indexing functions. Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 is just as intensive for its publishing and VWnotify services.

Note: Running these services at the same time on the same server may create conflicts. For example, some of the conflicts that may occur include:

    • Excessive memory usage
    • Excessive paging to the hard disk drive
    • Service performance degradation
    • One service delaying the start of the other service

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