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Complete Remove Project Server from a SharePoint Farm RRS feed

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  • Greetings,

    I am working on a production SharePoint 2013 farm where the previous consultant installed a trial copy of Project Server 2013.  The client would like this completely removed.  Is there a way to do this?

    I'm certainly not a Project Server guru so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    Bob

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:16 PM

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  • Hello,

    Project Server cant be removed as it updates the SharePoint farm and database schemas.

    See "After you install Project Server 2013, it cannot be uninstalled from the farm. If you want to remove Project Server 2013 functionality, you can turn off the Project Application Service and delete the Project Server 2013 Service Application. " from:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662109.aspx

    Paul


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    • Marked as answer by BobMixon Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:28 AM
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:35 PM
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  • Hello,

    Project Server cant be removed as it updates the SharePoint farm and database schemas.

    See "After you install Project Server 2013, it cannot be uninstalled from the farm. If you want to remove Project Server 2013 functionality, you can turn off the Project Application Service and delete the Project Server 2013 Service Application. " from:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee662109.aspx

    Paul


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

    Hi Paul,

    I appreciate the quick response.  That's what my thoughts were.  I knew it couldn't be done in 2010; I was hoping, by chance, it was different in 2013.

    The TechNet article you reference describes how to install and configure the Project Service Application, but not uninstall.  I am quite proficient with PowerShell; however, when doing something like this to a "live" production environment, I want to make certain it is done right the first time!

    Thank you...

    Bob

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:50 PM
  • Hi Paul,

    One other related question.  Since Project Server 2013 cannot be completely removed, should I always apply CU's that include Project Server 2013?  I am getting ready to install the March 10, 2015 CU.

    Thank you!

    Bob

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:52 PM
  • Hi Bob, as the Project Server binaries will still exist on the servers and Project Server referenced on the farm I would apply the Project Server "server" roll up packages that include all SharePoint and Project Server updates. Also that way if in the future it was decided to use Project Server it will already be patched to the correct level for the farm. Paul

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

    • Marked as answer by BobMixon Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:29 AM
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:22 PM
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  • Hi Bob, as the Project Server binaries will still exist on the servers and Project Server referenced on the farm I would apply the Project Server "server" roll up packages that include all SharePoint and Project Server updates. Also that way if in the future it was decided to use Project Server it will already be patched to the correct level for the farm. Paul

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


    Thanks again Paul...
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:29 AM
  • You're welcome :)

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

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:13 AM
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