Deploy Project Web App

Summary: Determine whether to deploy Project Web App to a new site collection or add it to an existing site collection.
Applies to: Project Server 2016, Project Server 2019

Before we get started configuring Project Web App, here are two important things if you've used earlier versions of Project Server:

  • If you are upgrading from a previous version of Project Server, you will deploy Project Web App as part of the upgrade process. Read Upgrade to Project Server 2016 instead of this article.

  • In Project Server 2016 or 2019, a Project Web App site is created by using Microsoft PowerShell. There's no longer a Create Project Web App Instance button in the SharePoint Central Administration website. We'll give you the details in the topics below.

There are two options for deploying Project Web App. You can either create a Project Web App site as the top level of a new site collection, or you can add a Project Web App site to an existing site collection.

If you are looking for a clean environment to begin managing projects in Project Web App, consider creating your Project Web App site as the top level site in a new site collection. For step-by-step instructions on how to create a Project Web App site as the top level site in a new site collection, see Deploy Project Web App with a new site collection (Project Servers 2016 or 2019).

If you have existing sites where you have SharePoint task list projects and you want to add Project Server functionality to them, you can add a Project Web App site to that site collection. For step-by-step instructions on how to add a Project Web App site to an existing site collection, see Deploy Project Web App in an existing site collection (Project Servers 2016 or 2019)

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