PWA banner says “This site is read-only at the moment.”

Testing a customer’s database upgrade on my internal test servers, I ran into this problem again. The PWA banner says “This site is read-only at the moment.” I could have saved myself some time by actually reading the first paragraph of Brian Smith’s post on the Project Support blog located here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2016/04/07/project-server-2016-if-your-pwa-site-goes-read-only/ I had successfully upgraded…

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Migrate-SPProjectDatabase : Error encountered while migrating project data in Content database. The INSERT permission was denied on the object 'MSP_RESOURCES', database 'PWA_Content', schema 'pjpub'.

I’m running a migration test from Project Server 2013 to Project Server 2016 and ran into a problem of my own making, so I wanted to share in the event this can help others. My upgrade command is this: Migrate-SPProjectDatabase -DatabaseName PWA_ProjectWebApp -SiteCollection “http://vm1/pwa” “[A] Yes to All” got me this: Migrate-SPProjectDatabase : Error encountered…

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GeneralActionCanceledBecauseServerEventServiceProblem (22002) Action cancelled because of a problem with the Project Server Event Service.

Today I was working on why a customer seems to be unable to delete nodes from their RBS table in Project Server 2013 on premises (there’s a timeout they are hitting, because I can delete just fine).  I clicked Save after I had removed all the nodes in the lookup table and received an error in…

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Team member sync to project site

I had a good laugh today over this problem because it’s one I’ve run into before and then forgotten the solution. My customer emailed me saying he had set up his Project Server 2016 on premises farm. He was creating projects and assigning resources to tasks. But, when he published the plans, none of the…

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After February 2017, no more support for Project 2013 with Project Online

***** Update Jan 26 2017 The deadline has been extended. Using Project Online? Time to be sure you upgrade the client software *****   Starting in February 2017, Microsoft will no longer support Project 2013 (through Office 365 or MSI) connecting to Project Online. Customers who need to connect to Project Online will need to…

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SharePoint 2016 - Joining Farm failed. The exception is One or more types failed to load.

Problem My customer was setting up her first SharePoint 2016 server in a test farm and ran into a problem creating the SharePoint configuration database using PowerShell. Her Powershell input and the output looked like this: $ConfigDatabaseName = “SharePoint_Config” $SQLServer = “sptest16sql.contoso.com” $CADatabaseName = “SP2016_AdminContent” $CAPort = 2016 $CAAuth = “NTLM” $PassPhrase = “ILovePizza!1” $LocalServerRole…

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Actual hours can move in a plan

I have been working on actual work hours mismatches between timesheets and project plans. Kate Simpson, Senior Support Escalation Engineer, and I came across a situation where Project Online will move actual hours a resource has already entered and submitted, if the same resource moves the Start of the task after the original task update has been approved…

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