Project Server 2010 PWA Site corrupted? default.aspx Corrupted, contains jibberish? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey Everyone,

    Running Project Server 2010 Server w/ SQL Server 2008 R2 back end

    Sometime after 5:30 pm Friday , our main PWA site url which is http://servername/PWA  now contains the below mess of characters and text... seems the default.aspx file located in \\servername/PWA share got corrupted, messed with? ANY ideas how to fix this? or how why this happened.  really need a fix...... Thanks

    Jack Galante Sr Systems Engineer

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 5:38 PM

All replies

  • Jack,

    Are you the Project Server Administrator?Does this happen for all users or just one? If just one, please see if the users system is the issue.

    If it is all users, then Do you know if anybody else with approproate permissions added any custom code?

    I am not really sure of the issue here. Here are a few things you could try:

    1) Reboot all the servers

    2) Restart the Project Server related services like Events Service and Queue Service

    3) Navigate to Central Admin, and see if you restart the Project Application Service. 

    If none of the above work, then I would recommend contacting Microsoft Support before making any further changes.

    Prasanna Adavi,PMP,MCTS,MCITP,MCT

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 5:59 PM
  • Hello, Yes I'm the project server admin, it is happening to all users. Tried rebooting and restarting services. Figure I would try here first , have never seen this happen before, all other sites are working, timesheets etc..... just the main PWA site gets the above output.... Thanks, for the input

    Jack Galante Sr Systems Engineer

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:11 PM
  • Galante, go to the web instance at SharePoint CA to edit your pwa site and save it. Don't change anything and see it being rebuilt.

    I think it could help.

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 7:33 PM
  • Wow!

      It looks like someone has used SharePoint designer or WebDAV to copy a Word document (using a very old copy of Word) over the top of your default.aspx

    This is one of the most random things I have seen.

    If it were me I would try resetting the page back to the site definition using the following page:


    This should reset the page back to the one shipped with the product.  If it still doesn't work then yes, I would open a ticket with Microsoft.



    James Boman - Software Consultant for IPMO -

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:33 AM
  • Hi

    1] Change CallStack="true" and customErrors mode="Off" in web.config file and try accessing the PWA and check what is the error you are getting in IE.

    2] Check what is the error you are getting in ULS logs

    Note: Take the backup of web.config file before editing it.

    Friday, April 18, 2014 12:46 PM