Moving a 2010 project server to a new domain RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    What is the best approach, to moving Project Server 2010 into a new domain? What do people recommend at a high level from experience

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:56 PM

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  • We do that pretty commonly when cloning PROD into a DEV or TEST domain.  A full farm backup/restore pretty much works - although you'd probably have to clean up the resource pool afterwards.

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: Twitter: @alavinsky

    Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:55 AM
  • Hi PPM Support,

    You need to take a backup of five databases and restore those all to your other farm, then you need to

    1. add content database to the web application

    2. provisiend the PWA on the restored database name (make sure your database name should not change) on top of same web application.

    you can refer Andrew Lavinsky's greate post for more details:


    Avinash kumar | e2eProjects Pvt. Ltd | Blog:

    Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:35 AM
  • Agreed with Andrew, POst migration, you may have few issues. Like the PDP page may not work but there is a fix for that too. 

    Here are more details. Please note that article is for PS2007 but good for PS2010 too.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:49 AM
  • I would also recommend Brian Smith 2007 migration article.

    Backup / Restore to the new domain is the safe approach, but of course you would need spare hardware for that.

    But you can leave the old domain and join the new domain with your server(s) and afterwards change the SharePoint / Project Server service accounts to valid ones from the new domain.

    Then you will have to take care of the user logons for the resources (and better delete the WRES_AD_GUID from the MSP_Resources table in Published database) and migrate the SharePoint accounts as also described by Brian Smith in his blog.



    Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:49 PM