PWA site provisioning interrupted. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a virtual server with Sharepoint foundation 2010 and project server 2010 in a testing environment. I have deleted one of the PWA instance and it was provisioning and said that it was waiting for resources. I did a maintenance shutdown to increase the memory while the provisioning was in progress. Now after the server came up it still says provisioning and I cant delete that instance. I really want to delete that PWA site. Any help would be appreciated.

    thanks in advance.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 12:03 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Have you tried if you can delete the instance by powershell? Go to to see how to achieve this. If you used a empty content_db you also have the ability to trow away the entire web application and start over.

    Hope it helps.

    With Kind Regards,

    Robin Kruithof

    Technical Consultant EPM

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 2:11 PM
  • I get this error.

    PS C:\Users\Administrator> Remove - SPProjectWebInstance -Url http://mssp/egyptpwa

    The term 'Remove' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spel
    ling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
    At line:1 char:7
    + Remove <<<<  - SPProjectWebInstance -Url http://mssp/egyptpwa
        + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (Remove:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 2:20 PM
  • Hi,

    It looks like you used a space in the cmdlet. It should be: Remove-SPProjectWebInstance -URL http://mssp/egyptpwa

    Could you try that?

    With Kind Regards,

    Robin Kruithof

    Technical Consultant EPM

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 2:40 PM
  • No sir, I did not use space in the cmdlet.
    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 2:42 PM
  • Hello abdulmajid88,

    Did you use the Windows Powershell for SharePoint 2010 products or just Powershell? Doesn't it work in both cases?

    Otherwise you can test it in Powershell by loading the module for SharePoint, you can do this by using the following cmdlet:

    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell

    Hope this helps.

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    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 3:40 PM
  • Dear abdulmajid88

    you can provisioning PWA by command:

    • Open powershell by admin permission : Start --> All Programs -->Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products --> SharePoint 2010 Management Shell . Right click and chooise [run as administrator]
    • hope this help

    Nguyễn Dương Phú

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 10:32 AM
  • I deleted the site from the site settings menu.

    Site Actions > Site Settings...

    Was that a good practice? Now the site is deleted. But in Project server service application it is still showed...saying provisioning is currently in progress.

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012 12:10 PM
  • Dear abdulmajid88,

    i think u should re-install ProjectServer Service Application

    Nguyễn Dương Phú

    Thursday, November 8, 2012 2:30 AM