Creating PWA Site at Alternate Location RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to add Project Server 2010 to an existing SharePoint 2010 farm that is already used for lots of other things (Intranet, DMS etc). I've got it installed and the service applications created but I'm having trouble creating/provisioning the PWA site.

    The root site collection is (say) http://sharepoint and it gives me the option of creating http://sharepoint/pwa

    But I want to create it elsewhere, i.e. not in the root site collection so that it is seperate from other services, so something like http://sharepoint/sites/pwa

    Is this possible or does PWA site have to be created within the root? Do people recommend a completely seperate web application (as opposed to my plan of a seperate ContentDB and site collection only)? If I try to type /sites/pwa as the path it gives an error saying invalid URL.

    This is for a farm that serves max 500 users, PWA will be for about 5 concurrent users realistically.

    Monday, January 9, 2012 12:26 PM

All replies

  • You would need to add some managed paths to the Web Application in Central
    Admin.  Check online for documentation on that specific topic.
    I'd generally recommend throwing PWA into its own Web App for compartmentalization
    purposes.  I've never not done that, so don't know if it will break anything
    by using managed paths.  My guess is that you're probably ok from a technical
    You might also want to consider how/where you'll store the project workspaces....http://server/sites/pwa/Project1...?
    Might be easier to put those workspaces in their own Web App - just to keep
    all of your Project Server sites in a single place - and perhaps consistent
    in naming with your other sites.

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: Twitter: @alavinsky
    Monday, January 9, 2012 2:10 PM
  • Hi Andrew, thanks a lot for replying. I already have a managed path for /sites/, it just doesn't seem to like specifying anything other than /pwa on the root. Am I correct in thinking it creates a site collection as opposed to a site and therefore any project workspaces would be contained within that PWA site collection anyway?

    Monday, January 9, 2012 2:27 PM
  • You are correct.  PWA is a site collection.

    The only guidance I am aware of is that PWA should never be the top level site collection in a Web App - and that there should always be a site collection at the root of the Web App.


    Hope that helps....

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: Twitter: @alavinsky
    Monday, January 9, 2012 2:36 PM
  • So for example

    http://sharepoint = Intranet site collection

    http://sharepoint/pwa = Project Web App site collection

    Would be OK according to that guidance?

    I'll have a think about a seperate web application, I like the idea of keeping it all seperate but not sure if it'll ever be big enough to need it.

    Does anyone else have an opinion either way?

    Monday, January 9, 2012 2:39 PM
  • Actually, got a sub address to work so /sites/pwa now works. It must have been down to including a forward slash at the start - doing it without has worked...

    I'd still be interested to hear any opinions on seperate web app or not

    Thanks for your help


    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:24 AM