Project Server 2010 Queue is VERY Slow

I ran into a problem with a customer late last week that I had never encountered before.  That's not really saying much, but the solution surprised me! The timesheet queue was filled with “waiting to be processed” jobs that had begun to pile up on Friday morning.  There were more than 7,000 jobs waiting to…


Editing enterprise custom field lookup table, Error=’gzip’ is not a supported encoding name.

Editing an enterprise custom field lookup table, I received an unexpected error with no other information in the PWA page.  The following error appeared in the ULS log. Application error when access/_vti_bin/PSI/LookupTable.asmx, Error=’gzip’ is not a supported encodingname.  Parameter name: name   at System.Globalization.EncodingTable.internalGetCodePageFromName(Stringname)     at System.Globalization.EncodingTable.GetCodePageFromName(Stringname)     at System.Text.Encoding.GetEncoding(Stringname)     at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.PSIForwarderHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContextcontext)     at System.Web.HttpApplication.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute()     at System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean&completedSynchronously)…


SharePoint Config Wizard fails with "SPUpgradeException: One or more types failed to load."

These things don’t appear connected, but I was unable to run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard while setting up Project Server 2007 on a test server.  The configuration failed with this message: 04/05/2013 11:37:29  8 INF        Creating a new farm with config db SharePoint_Config content db  SharePoint_AdminContent_4e3513ab-b81e-4ec6-a369-f2d357b550a6 server brwhite4 for farm mode04/05/2013 11:37:57  8 ERR      Task configdb…


Error editing resources in PWA > Server Settings > Manage Users

I’ve seen a few of these problems lately where a user clicks on a link in PWA that should open a timesheet, a resource, etc., and instead, the user is rewarded with an “Error on page” in the lower left hand corner of IE. In one case, we deleted temporary internet files using Tools >…


Microsoft Project Server 2007, 2010 and 2013 February 2013 CU Announcement

Microsoft Project Server 2007, 2010 and 2013 February 2013 CU Announcement here You can also get the downloads from here: Update center for Office, Office servers, and related products


Dec 2012 CUs

As part of my role as a dedicated support engineer, I proactively perform upgrade tests on customer databases that I bring in-house to my testing servers.  After I restore the databases on a server with the customer’s current CU level, I perform functionality validation testing prior to the upgrade to ensure everything works as it…


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…


Options for maintaining archival/historical Project Server 2007 data

I have a customer who will be installing and configuring Project Server 2010 this summer.  The upgrade plan is to configure Project Server 2010 as a fresh, new install with no data migration from Project Server 2007.  This being the case, the question came up about how to preserve the Project Server 2007 data.  I…