This course is designed to show a user how to install Project Server 2013, but can equally be used as a basis for a Project Sever 2010 deployment too. The course assumes you don't have any infrastructure in place, and starts by discussing the accounts that you will need in order install SQL, SharePoint, and Project Server in a secure manner ready for a production environment. This is followed by the installation of SQL Server and its configuration, and then the installation of the pre-requisites of SharePoint, and finally, the SharePoint install itself. Once both of these products are installed, Project Server can be installed, and the SharePoint Configuration Wizard run (and appropriate troubleshooting steps taken), before finally configuring the SharePoint Farm and creating an new Project Web App instance. In the final two modules, the course shows you how to wire up Excel Services and the Secure Store Service in order to run the Out Of The Box Excel reports, and then create and publish a new Project to finally verify that everything is working and configured properly. This course contains lots of resources to enable the user to follow best practices and obtain further information.
Ben is a Microsoft Project, Project Server/Online consultant, and Data Specialist with over 20 years of implementation experience. He has been a Microsoft MVP for nine years, as well as blogging on various project server scenarios, has articles published on the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG), and is the author of Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple.
Project Server Introduction Hello, and welcome to this course called Project Server 2013 Installation. This module is the first module in the course and is titled Project Server Introduction, and my name is Ben Howard. By way of an introduction to myself, I have been implementing, configuring, and training in Project Server since version 2002, so hopefully I have enough experience to guide you successfully through this course towards your first successful Project Server deployment. This module introduces you to the rest of the course and lays out the course objective, the target audience, and provides an overview of what we will cover off in the remaining five modules. For background information, we talk a little bit about what Project Server is and the common versions you may see within organizations today.
Hardware, Software, and Server Farm Requirements Hello and welcome to this course called Project Server 2013 Installation. This module is titled Hardware, Software, and Server Farm Requirements and my name is Ben Howard. Within this module we'll look at where and how you can begin to size your Project Server deployment, the options you have around logically and physically grouping servers and services within your SharePoint Farm, and of course, the size of the hardware that you may need. During this session, please bear in mind that there is no one-size-fits-all deployment and in many instances you won't always know exactly which features of Project Server you will utilize in three months' time, let alone in three years' time. Luckily for us, deploying Project Server is similar to deploying SharePoint Server and, this is a well-understood scenario.
Installing SQL Server and SharePoint 2013 Hello and welcome to this course called Project Server 2013 Installation. This module is titled Installing SQL Server and SharePoint 2013 and my name is Ben Howard. Within this module we'll look at the basics of installing SharePoint 2013 and this will include reviewing our chosen topology, setting up the accounts required to install and run both SQL Server and SharePoint. And then, performing a basic installation of SQL Server, running the SharePoint prerequisites program, and then finally installing SharePoint itself. Remember, a SharePoint Farm is required before we can install Project Server, so don't skip over this module.
Installing Project Server 2013 Hello and welcome to this course called Project Server 2013 Installation. This module is titled Installing Project Server 2013 and my name is Ben Howard. Within this module we'll look at the basics of installing Project Server into an existing SharePoint infrastructure. This will include an overview of a process, a review of the SharePoint accounts that we'll use, and a review of any new accounts we'll need for a Project Server installation. Then once we've done this, we'll run the Project Server installation itself and once that is complete, we will run, for the first time, the SharePoint Configuration Wizard. This creates a SharePoint Farm for us and once this is done, we can configure and manage the Farm using Central Admin in order to create and start the services we need to have available so that we can then create a new Project Web App Instance. This module builds on the previous modules. So let's get started.
Configuring Reporting in Project Server Hello and welcome to this course called Project Server 2013 Installation. This module is titled Configuring Reporting in Project Server and my name is Ben Howard. Within this module we'll look at the minimum basic steps required in order to get the basic Excel Services reports running against your new Project Server database. This whole topic can be quite complex as there are several moving parts. But if you approach it methodically, you shouldn't have too much trouble. Once again, this module builds on previous modules, so let's get started.
Creating Your 1st Project in Project Server Hello and welcome to this course called Project Server 2013 Installation. This module is titled Creating the 1st Projects in Project Server and my name is Ben Howard. This is the last module in this course and, in truth, it is the easiest and quickest to run through. Because, if everything has worked so far, in terms of the set up and configuration, including accessing the reports via Excel Services, then creating and publishing the first set of projects just provides us with visual confirmation that everything really is working. So, without further ado, let's get started.