Project Server 2016 Deployment Guide

This tutorial, we will discuss Project Server 2016 deployment. What are the hardware and software requirements for project server 2016 deployment?

Hardware and software requirements for Project Server 2016

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 2014SQL 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)

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.

VersionCompatible with
Project Server 2016Project Professional 2016
Project for Office 365
Project Professional 2013
Project Server 2013Project Professional 2016
Project for Office 365
Project Professional 2013
Project Server 2010Project 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

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Preinstall Information:

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Below is the project server product key that is required to complete the installation.

Configure Project Server 2016

Note: Before configuration project server we need to assign project server 2016 key, below are the steps to follow the same.

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

Open SharePoint 2016 management shell with admin rights

Run below command and assign key

Configure Project Server 2016

Configure Project Server 2016 Technical Preview Beta 2

Download Power Shell Script from below Link and edit this script.

Configure Project Server 2016 deployment

Open SharePoint Management shell runs as Administrator and run updated Script, like below:

SharePoint 2016 Project Server 2016

Wait till Script running.

how to deploy project server 2016
how to deploy project server 2016

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

Root Site

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PWA site

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