Disk Cleanup in Windows 2008 R2

Today, I learned that if you want to run Disk Clean up in Windows 2008 R2, you have to actually install the feature called Desktop Experience.  Launch Server Manager, click on Add Feature, and check Desktop Experience.  Disk Cleanup is not installed by default.  Who knew? After a restart, you can access Disk Cleanup via Start > All…


The New Microsoft Project reaches RTM!

Very exciting new!  http://blogs.office.com/b/project/archive/2012/10/11/the-new-microsoft-project-reaches-rtm.aspx   I already have two test servers configured with the new Project Server!


When your Project Server queue slows down.

I have a customer who has been fighting with slow/stopped queue processing every time they ran AD Sync, which is on a monthly basis.  Running rebuild indexes on Draft and Published allowed the queue to start processing again, but this article from Brian Smith shows where real problem may be: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2012/09/19/when-your-project-server-queue-slows-down.aspx This is showing promise in…


Moving Customized Project Workspace Templates Between Instances

Until recently, because I had never actually tried it, I thought that moving customized project workspace templates from Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2010 was simply a matter of saving a customized project workspace site as a template, then importing that template into Project Server 2010.  I decided to actually work through the steps…


Configuring Excel Service Application for Business Intelligence Center in PWA

My teammate went on vacation and asked me to demonstrate reporting using the Excel Service Application in Project Server 2010 for reporting to his customer.  He thanked me profusely for stepping in to cover him and then hightailed it out of the office.  Huh.  Now, I have to figure out how to set this up…


TFS Server Integration with Project Server 2010

Useful links Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 and Microsoft Project Server Integration Feature Pack = http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg455680.  This link has all the links you need.  I strongly recommend you read through all of the sub-articles prior to beginning installs and configuration.  It will save you some headache. Managing Project Server Integration with TFSAdmin ProjectServer – I…


Microsoft Project Server and Sharepoint Server 2007 and 2010 June 2012 CU Announcement

Links to the Project Admin Blog and Brian Smith’s blog concerning the release of the June 2012 CU. Project Admin Blog announcement Brian Smith’s Blog announcement If you haven’t already, please develop test procedures to use before and after testing the upgrade in a TEST environment.  Use the same procedures in PROD when you install…


"How Toy Story 2 Nearly Vanished" or "TEST your backups, people!"

Here’s a link to a video short created by Pixar on how they lost almost all of Toy Story 2 and didn’t have a good backup. I always recommend customers test their changes and plans for changes on a TEST environment before implementing anything in production (this is especially true for ANY change in permissions). …


What has been fixed in a CU?

A user contacted me via email the other day with a simple question – “Where can I get all the KB articles for Project Server 2010 and Project 2010 client fixes from June 2011 to February 2012?”  The user said that, ideally, a spreadsheet including all fixes in those CUs would be the most useful….