Project Server Best practices for virtualization

I know of lot of you are virtualizing our application, this recent article for SharePoint 2010 is a great reminder of best practices for Project Server 2010 as well: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh295699.aspx Use hardware-assisted virtualization Enable hyper-threading on processors that support this technology Configure Non-Uniform Memory Access correctly Configure the Hyper-V host for optimal performance Maintain version…


Project Server 2010: Removed the manage site services permission and can’t get it back?

There is a new permission in Project Server 2010 called Manage Site Services which controls access to those services which operate at the farm level – such as OLAP services etc.  We have discovered a scenario where you cannot re-enable the Server Level permission “Manage Site Services” once you have cleared the permission.  Removing this…


Must read: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Guidance and Recommendations

Just got published: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Guidance and Recommendations a must read for anyone looking at SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010 virtualization: Overview This white paper illustrates best practices for virtualizing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. Technical decision makers, such as architects and systems administrators, can use this information…


Database Maintenance for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products

Database, database, database, yes there are plenty of them and guess what you need to maintain them for optimal performance! A MUST read for all farm admin, and I hope you all carefully implement maintenance plans: Database Maintenance for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products This white paper provides information and guidelines for maintaining the databases that…


Check out SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010, SPDiag 3.0

Following the recent release of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v2.0 every consultant and farm/pwa administrator should check out the new SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010 (SPDiag 3.0). A peak below of running SPDiag in the standard demo virtual machine and some of the reports you can generate. Will definitely be very useful to troubleshoot performance…


Microsoft Project Server 2010 Virtualization

Quick post to remind you what recommendations and resources are available to plan deploying Project Server 2010 in a virtual environment: Virtualization does not provide parity with physical machines without proper planning Overhead exists with any virtualization technology Proper planning will help to achieve near-parity, resources: Infrastructure Deployment Planning Guides http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/ee395429.aspx Understand resource costs http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc768536(BTS.10).aspx…


Project Server 2010 performance counters – Monitor them!

Dear consultant and administrators please check out this recently released article on TechNet: Project Server 2010 performance counters  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg715567.aspx I am sure you are all carefully monitoring all the servers in your production environment but just in case!


Microsoft Project Server 2007/2010 Internet Explorer 9 Support

*** Update November 2011 *** With the recent release of Project Server Service Pack 1 and recent IE9 updates, Project 2010 is now fully compatible with IE9 Internet Explorer (IE) 9 was launched on Monday, March 14th. We have been working very closely with the Internet Explorer (IE) team to ensure that our customers can…


Must download: Project Server 2010 Administrator’s Guide

Thanks to the TechNet writer’s team Project Server 2010 Administrator’s Guide NOW AVAILABLE! A great asset for all project administrators. Table Of Content: Introduction Chapter 1, “Security” Chapter 2, “Enterprise Data” Chapter 3, “Database Administration” Chapter 4, “Look and Feel” Chapter 5, “Time and Task Management” Chapter 6, “Queue Management” Chapter 7, “Operational Policies Management”…