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Decommissioning Project Server from SharePoint site RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings,

    I've seen a few threads stating you cannot actually uninstall Project Server from a farm, but will need to remove parts individually.  I'm getting ready to update our SharePoint 2010 site to 2013, will the remaining Project installation cause problems with the upgrade?  I've read I'll need to uninstall any features we won't need before upgrading to 2013 or the upgrade could fail.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Barbara

    Monday, December 21, 2015 7:58 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    That is correct, you cannot uninstall Project Server from a SharePoint farm. I'm not sure you will be able to upgrade that SP 2010 farm with Project Server in to SP2013 without installing Project Server 2013 on the new farm. Not sure what you mean by removing / uninstalling any features before upgrading - I dont think you will be able to do this. In the past for clients that have wanted to do this we have used tools to migrate the SP content from the farm to the new target farm so that it was clean (SP only).

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS | MVP | Downloads

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:29 AM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    Project Server 2010 will not install into the SharePoint 2013 farm - it would need to be Project Server 2013. Do you need to migrate any of the data in the PWA site collection - from the Project site etc.? Or are you happy just to lose all the data associated with Project Server, PWA and associated Project sites? If so, you might find deleting the PWA site collection from the Project Server service application might then enable you to take the SP Content database to 2013 to upgrade - I have never tried this as the the clients I have worked with wanted all the data from the Project Sites. It might be something you could test on a TEST / Non - production farm if you didnt need to take the PWA data. The tools we used were 3rd party - there are lots of good SharePoint migration tools out there :)

    Happy Holidays to you too :)

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS | MVP | Downloads

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 4:04 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello,

    That is correct, you cannot uninstall Project Server from a SharePoint farm. I'm not sure you will be able to upgrade that SP 2010 farm with Project Server in to SP2013 without installing Project Server 2013 on the new farm. Not sure what you mean by removing / uninstalling any features before upgrading - I dont think you will be able to do this. In the past for clients that have wanted to do this we have used tools to migrate the SP content from the farm to the new target farm so that it was clean (SP only).

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS | MVP | Downloads

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:29 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the response Paul.  I'd seen other threads you replied to, such as https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/projectserver/en-US/ee278bd3-e58f-4c4b-8627-40e33e144ac6/disableremove-project-server-2010?forum=projserv2010setup.  Our organization has decided to not move ahead with purchasing Project 2013 for our new environment.  Would installing Project 2010 in our new environment be an acceptable solution, or would it even work with SP2013?  The migration tools you are referring to - would they be third party?  Do you have any you would recommend for us to test out?

    Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 3:55 PM
  • Hello,

    Project Server 2010 will not install into the SharePoint 2013 farm - it would need to be Project Server 2013. Do you need to migrate any of the data in the PWA site collection - from the Project site etc.? Or are you happy just to lose all the data associated with Project Server, PWA and associated Project sites? If so, you might find deleting the PWA site collection from the Project Server service application might then enable you to take the SP Content database to 2013 to upgrade - I have never tried this as the the clients I have worked with wanted all the data from the Project Sites. It might be something you could test on a TEST / Non - production farm if you didnt need to take the PWA data. The tools we used were 3rd party - there are lots of good SharePoint migration tools out there :)

    Happy Holidays to you too :)

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS | MVP | Downloads

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 4:04 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the additional information Paul. We do not need any of the data from the PWA site collection, which is good. Fortunately we do have a virtual farm to test on so it will be easier to investigate different approaches.  Wish me luck!

    Barbara

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 6:11 PM