Cant establish a connection between project pro 2010 and project server 2010 in an sp2010 farm with adfs authentication RRS feed

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  • We have a SharePoint Server 2010, along with Project Server 2010, farm installed with ADFS authentication correctly configured. Everything else is working fine but we are not able to establish a connection between Project Professional 2010 and Microsoft Project Server 2010 with ADFS credential. Ideally, when trying to connect from Project Professional to Project Server, it should give a login screen asking about the authentication mechanism we want to use. This login screen is not shown by the project server.

    Instead it tries to redirect me at an error page which does not exist.

    For example lets assume the PWA site url is


    Whenever I try to connect to this site using project professional it tries me to redirect at the following page

    https://ServerName/_layouts/Error.aspx .

    The event viewer shows that the following exception is thrown for this page


    Exception information:

        Exception type: FileNotFoundException

        Exception message: The site could not be found in the Web application SPWebApplication Name=SharePoint - 443


    It does not find this page and then it simply displays en error page with heading.

    “Error in  ‘/’ Application”


    I am sure the problem is related to ADFS authentication because I have tried to establish a connection without ADFS keeping everything else same. And that worked.

    Any pointer, troubleshooting technique or insight on this???



    Tuesday, August 16, 2011 9:27 AM


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