Deploy Project Server 2010 to a test environment
Applies to: Project Server 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-05
This series of articles describes deploying a test installation of Microsoft Project Server 2010 in a virtual environment. The purpose of this series is as follows:
Allows you to gain experience in the processes and procedures involved in deploying Project Server 2010
Provides you with an isolated test environment where you can gain experience with the features in Project Server 2010
This series of articles describes a test installation only. If you are deploying Project Server 2010 in a production environment, see Deploy Project Server 2010 to a server farm environment. If you are deploying Project Server 2010 to Hyper-V for production, see Virtualizing Project Server 2010.
The infrastructure described in this series of articles includes the following servers:
A domain controller for the virtual domain
A server that is running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Analysis Services 2008
A server that is running Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010
Although you can install all of the described components on a single virtual or physical machine, we recommend that you create the individual virtual machines as described in these articles, as this provides a more realistic look at what a production installation looks like.
For the purposes of software installation, we assume that you have the given software on a CD or DVD, or that you have an ISO file that contains the software. If you have the software on a file or network share, we recommend that you create an ISO file for the purposes of installation in the virtual environment. There are many third-party applications that are available for creating ISO files, and ISO files can easily be mounted to the virtual DVD drive on Hyper-V virtual machines and those from other virtualization vendors.
To successfully create the environment described, you will need a computer that has 8GB of RAM and approximately 60GB of available disk space. The computer must be running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V or another virtualization solution able to run 64-bit Windows Server 2008 virtual machines.
This series includes the following articles:
Hyper-V quick start for creating a Project Server 2010 test environment — Provides an overview of how to configure and use Hyper-V, how to create a virtual machine, and how to load an operating system on the virtual machine
Set up a domain controller for a Project Server 2010 test environment — Describes how to create a domain controller for the virtual domain
Add a virtual machine to the virtual domain in a Project Server 2010 test environment — Describes how to add a virtual machine to the domain
Set up accounts for a Project Server 2010 test environment — Lists the accounts that you will need to deploy Project Server 2010 and describes how to create them at the domain level
Set up SQL Server for a Project Server 2010 test environment — Describes how to install and configure SQL Server 2008 and the required updates for compatibility with Project Server 2010
Install SharePoint Server 2010 on a Project Server 2010 test environment — Describes how to install SharePoint Server 2010
Install and configure Project Server 2010 in a test environment — Describes how to install Project Server 2010
Create a PWA site in a Project Server 2010 test environment — Describes how to create a Project Web App site
Configure reporting for a Project Server 2010 test environment — Describes the steps that you must follow to configure the reporting and business intelligence features in Project Server 2010
These sections should be read sequentially, as the procedures in each build on those in the last. However, if you are already familiar with Hyper-V or if you are using a different virtualization solution or if you are using physical hardware, you can skip the "Hyper-V Quick Start" article.