Migrate data from project server 2007, to Ms Project 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    We are looking for solutions for saving data from a Project Server 2007, the reason is that we will eventually close down our Project Server installation.

    So my first question is ? can we save our enterprise projects locally, then open them in Ms Project 2010 ?

    My second question is have anyone a idea how we do with all our minorr project ( that is not enterprise project), we have many projects that we managed from the PWA ( Proposals and minor projects) Do we have to convert them to enterprise projects first or is it any other solution?


    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9:22 AM


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  • Hi there,

    Have you seen the Project Server 2007 upgrade articles:



    You can do the migration manually but you are probably better to upgrade the databases then delete the config / projects that you dont want in PS 2010.



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

    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 10:14 AM
  • Hi

    Yes i have sen theme, even been to a course to do it. But the problem is that we will maybe close down the Project Server !! and not upgrade it.

    Therefor i am lookin for a way to save all projects, and we have a file server ( or waht you can call it) for normal Ms Project ( were you save your projects induvidually) 2010 in our company. So my question is that can we save our Projects file locally, then insert them in the file server? 

    Second question is all our minor projects and proposals, do i have to change them to enterprise objects and save the project file also ? or is it any other way to save them?

    The reason we are closing down our Project Server is mainly econimic, with the ridiculus price for enterprise licence in SharePoint 2010 is no option to upgrade in todays financiell situation with shrinking market and falling prices on Steel.


    Thursday, December 6, 2012 12:17 PM
  • Hi there,

    Yes you can save all of your projects to a file share as MPP files and open with MS Project 2010. Any data that is stored in Project Server, such as fields that use lookup table values etc. will need to be copied to local fields if you need to keep that info. To save a project or a proposal as an MPP file you will need to be able to open it in MS Project so proposals etc will need to be converted.

    Hope that helps


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

    • Marked as answer by PWMatherMVP Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:01 AM
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 10:30 PM