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Can Project Server 2007 and MOSS 2007 be consolidated on one SharePoint 2010 farm? RRS feed

  • Question

  • My organisation is currently running a Project Server 2007 farm and a MOSS 2007 Enterprise farm. We're considering an upgrade to the 2010 version of both products.

    Is it possible to consolidate everything on one 2010 farm, or do we have to continue with 2 farms?

    Friday, August 13, 2010 10:01 AM

Answers

  • Yes you can have a Single Farm for Project Sever 2010 and MOSS 2010
    Regards, Sujit - MSTC
    • Marked as answer by P334237 Friday, August 13, 2010 3:20 PM
    Friday, August 13, 2010 12:33 PM
  • It's doable, but in the past, I've generally not recommended it. Gary Chefetz
    wrote a nice blog post on that topic about a year and a half ago (or more).
     
    The basic gist is that Project Server tends to require more frequent patching
    than SharePoint. If you have both on the same farm, this means you end up
    having more downtime in your SharePoint farm - which if it's your corporate
    intranet is perhaps an issue.
     
    The other issue is that you would need to purchase a Project Server license
    for every Web Front End Server in your farm. As an intranet typically has
    more WFE than a Project Server deployment, this could mean increased unnecessary
    licensing.
     
    So, you can combine them onto one farm, you just want to assess the Availability
    and licensing issues going forward.
     
    Those were my recommendations for 2007, which for now still hold for 2010.
    We'll see how 2010 shapes up though.
     
    - Andrew Lavinsky
     
     
    • Marked as answer by P334237 Friday, August 13, 2010 3:20 PM
    Friday, August 13, 2010 1:12 PM
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All replies

  • Yes you can have a Single Farm for Project Sever 2010 and MOSS 2010
    Regards, Sujit - MSTC
    • Marked as answer by P334237 Friday, August 13, 2010 3:20 PM
    Friday, August 13, 2010 12:33 PM
  • It's doable, but in the past, I've generally not recommended it. Gary Chefetz
    wrote a nice blog post on that topic about a year and a half ago (or more).
     
    The basic gist is that Project Server tends to require more frequent patching
    than SharePoint. If you have both on the same farm, this means you end up
    having more downtime in your SharePoint farm - which if it's your corporate
    intranet is perhaps an issue.
     
    The other issue is that you would need to purchase a Project Server license
    for every Web Front End Server in your farm. As an intranet typically has
    more WFE than a Project Server deployment, this could mean increased unnecessary
    licensing.
     
    So, you can combine them onto one farm, you just want to assess the Availability
    and licensing issues going forward.
     
    Those were my recommendations for 2007, which for now still hold for 2010.
    We'll see how 2010 shapes up though.
     
    - Andrew Lavinsky
     
     
    • Marked as answer by P334237 Friday, August 13, 2010 3:20 PM
    Friday, August 13, 2010 1:12 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Sujit and Andrew for two very helpful answers. A great example of "just because you can, doesn't mean you should". Gut feel is to continue as per status quo, albeit on 2010 versions.
    Friday, August 13, 2010 3:20 PM
  • I know we resolved this one, but I was doing some research today, and came
    across Christophe Fiessinger's post on this topic posted a couple of weeks
    ago. I add to the thread for posterity:
     
     
     
    - Andrew Lavinsky
     
     
    Sunday, August 15, 2010 3:03 AM
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