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Can we enable compatibility mode with 2007 project pro after installing Project server 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I want to enable Project Professional 2007 compatibility mode in Project Server 2010. I didnt migrated the server from project server 2007 to 2010, but want some of the people to connect to the server using project professional 2007 or 2010.

    Please help.


    Thanks & Regards, Benno
    Monday, January 24, 2011 11:34 AM

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  • Hi Benno,

    You can enable the BCM (Backward Compatibility Mode) in Project Server 2010 to allow connection from Project Professional 2007.

    1. Go to Server Settings

    2. Under the Operational Policies, go to Additional Server Settings

    3. Check the box "Enable Project 2007 compatibility mode"

     

    But there are few things you need to consider, when connecting Project Professional 2010 with project server in BCM mode certain features will be disabled. Also later when you will decide to disable the BCM mode you cannot enable again, so verify before make the change.

    for complete detail go through this techNet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662496.aspx

     

    Does this answer your query?


    | Khurram Jamshed | Follow my blog about Enterprise Project Management Solution | http://khurramjamshed.blogspot.com |
    Monday, January 24, 2011 11:47 AM
  • Hi Benno,

    I am sorry, you can't enable BCM on an existing instance. However, you can create a new instance using empty PS2007 databases, which will enable BCM for you. For more information, have a look at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502585.aspx and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502589.aspx.

    Good luck!
    Barbara

    Monday, January 24, 2011 11:56 AM
    Moderator
  • my apologies to Benno/Barbara both, i completely missed the line " I didnt migrated the server from project server 2007 to 2010,".

    following the instructions as Barbara already stated you can able to get the BCM enabled for your users.


    | Khurram Jamshed | Follow my blog about Enterprise Project Management Solution | http://khurramjamshed.blogspot.com |
    Monday, January 24, 2011 12:04 PM
  • Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for the help. There is a new problem came i recoonected the new database with the currently running project server 2010 instance. Everything worked fine and the PWA was set with enable 2007 compatibility BUT no one other than farm admin can login to the system.

    I deleted the users and created it again but still the same probs. Any idea.

     


    Thanks & Regards, Benno
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 11:04 AM