Project Server 2016 Deployment Guide

Project Server 2016 Deployment Guide
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In this post we will discuss about Project Server 2016 deployment.

Hardware and software requirements:

Since Project Server 2016 is now a service application in SharePoint Server 2016, the hardware, software, and browser requirements for Project Server 2016 will be the ones specified for SharePoint Server 2016. Some notable requirements for this version are:

Server Operating System: Windows Server 2012 R2
Database Server: SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 Analysis Services must also be installed if you are using the Cube Building Service in Project Server 2016.

Supported browsers: ·        Microsoft Edge

·        Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

·        Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

·        Google Chrome (latest released version)

·        Mozilla Firefox (latest released version plus immediate previous version)

·        Apple Safari (latest released version)

Also read:

– Comparing a Web Application and Site Collection limits in SharePoint 2016 with SharePoint 2013 2010 2007

– SharePoint Enterprise Feature Activation 2013 

– How to make SharePoint 2013 site collection read only and restrict delete? 

Project client compatibility:

You can connect to Project Server 2016 with not only the Project Professional 2016 client and Project Pro in Office 365, but also with Project Professional 2013.

Version Compatible with
Project Server 2016 ·        Project Professional 2016

·        Project for Office 365

·        Project Professional 2013

Project Server 2013 ·        Project Professional 2016

·        Project for Office 365

·        Project Professional 2013

Project Server 2010 ·        Project Server 2010

·        Project Professional 2007 with Service Pack 2

Project Professional 2007 with Service Pack 2 can only connect if Backwards Compatibility is enabled on Project Server 2010

Project Server 2016 offers flexible solutions for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work, enabling you to effectively execute and achieve strategic priorities.  It provides new modern techniques of resource management and scalability and performance improvements

Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Benefits

– Quickly start projects
– Strengthen everyday collaboration
– Prioritize project portfolio investments
– Make data-driven decisions
– Stay up-to-date on more devices
– Deliver with the intended business value

Preinstall Information:
1. Review Microsoft Project Server 2016 system requirements
2. Register, then download and install full-featured software for a 180-day trial
3. Receive emails with resources to guide you through your evaluation

A product key is required to complete installation.
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1. Configure Project Server 2016 Trial:
Note: Before configuration project server we need to assign project server 2016 key, below are the steps to follow the same.

1.1 Project Server site creation requires a Project Server key

When you create a Project Server site on SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2, you need a Project Server 180-day trial key. If you attempt to enable the Project site, the following error appears: “The farm does not have a product key for Project Server. You can add your key by using Enable-ProjectServerLicense.

Use the following 180-day trial key for Project Server: Y2WC2-K7NFX-KWCVC-T4Q8P-4RG9W

I. Open SharePoint 2016 management shell with admin rights

II. Run below command and assign key
Enable-ProjectServerLicense

Project Server 2016 Deployment Guide
Project Server 2016 Deployment Guide

1.2 Configure Project Server 2016 Technical Preview Beta 2

I. Download Power Shell Script from below Link and edit this script.
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/projectserver/Install-Server-2016-7e0cebd0

Project Server 2016 tutorial
Project Server 2016 tutorial

II. Open SharePoint Management shell run as Administrator and run updated Script, like blow:

SharePoint 2016 Project Server 2016

III. Wait till Script running

Project Server 2016 Deployment tutorial
Project Server 2016 Deployment tutorial
Project Server 2016 download
Project Server 2016 download

IV. Once this will run successful Root site and PWA site will get automatic open.
a. Root Site

Project Server 2016 SharePoint 2016
Project Server 2016 SharePoint 2016

b. PWA site

Project Server 2016 SharePoint online
Project Server 2016 SharePoint online

 

Hope this will be helpful.

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