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  • So ive been tasked with deploying project server 2013 for my domain. Probably 10 or so users on the system.

    My current domain controller is a

    Dell PER510 

    • Dual E5540 Xeon's with
    • 16GB with server 2008 r2 and
    • sharepoint 3 already installed on it. 
    • SQL 2008 R2 Express

    From reading seems like the recommendation is to use multiple servers can this be done effectively on a nice powerful server using multiple ms server virtual machines. Just starting playing with this on a VM trying to get the standalone install going been running into all sorts of issues not documented very well. So how would it the setup look Sharepoint 2013 and Project 2013 on one server with the sql database on another? Any recommendations on this?

    Monday, January 13, 2014 9:52 PM


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  • Hello,

    For the small user numbers you are talking about, having one server for SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise and Project Server 2013 and another server for SQL server 2008 R2 SP1 or SQL Server 2012 will be fine. Having these as virtual machines will also be ok - this is a better option than installing SharePoint / Project Server on the domain controller. Take a look at the minimum server specs below:


    Paul Mather | Twitter | | CPS

    Monday, January 13, 2014 10:21 PM
  • Ditto on PWMather solution.  It would suggest 32 GIG memory if you are planning to run in within a VM server.

    Be aware of limitations on running SQL Server Express.


    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
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    Monday, January 13, 2014 11:39 PM
  • Id like to leave the domain controller alone they have existing stuff on the sharepoint 3 version and I don't want to mess it up. Ill install a full version of sql sever on the vm maybe consolidate it all into one vm with alot of resources. I cant believe project requires so much ram seems kinda crazy.
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:52 AM
  • For demo / proof of concept, you could reduce the RAM to 8GB but let the users know it may be slow at times when there are more concurrent users / activities... I'd try to get 16 GB if possible though.


    Paul Mather | Twitter | | CPS

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:58 AM
  • Ahh, i wont skimp on ram if my company goes through with this ill get it with a ton probably run a couple other vm's on it also. Anyone have a good start from scratch tutorial to follow to install it on a standalone server for testing? This defiantly doesn't cover everything Had ssdlform error got that worked out by watching this Then move on to the project web app instance and got so more issues there along with the caching service errors in the sharepoint health analyzer. Struggling 
    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:19 AM
  • Rather than doing the wizard install i'd recommend the manual install: Paul

    Paul Mather | Twitter | | CPS

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:29 AM