Project Server 2013 - How many Project Server 2013 do I need to install on a SharePoint 2013 farm as well as licensing implication? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I have searched through TechNet documentation as well as other places on the web including this Forum.  I would like to clarify the following.

    Say I have a SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Farm with 4 WFEs, 1 Distributed Cache, and 2 App Servers and I want to deploy Project Server 2013 to this farm.  Do I need to install Project Server 2013 on ALL 7 SharePoint 2013 Servers or can I get away with just installing it on 1 WFE and 1 App Server?

    In the event I have to install on ALL 7 servers, and I only want 1 WFE to serve PWA and only 1 of the App Servers running Project Services, how many Server license do I need?

    Thank you.


    Jee Meng.

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 4:47 PM


All replies

  • Hello,

    Project Server 2013 will need to be installed on all the SharePoint servers in the farm. I'm no licensing expert but I'd say that means you need 7 Project Server 2013 licenses too.


    Paul Mather | Twitter | | CPS

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 5:36 PM
  • in addtion to what Paul said, here is some more info that may help, Assuming its on premise installation

    Though licensing would largely depend upon your organizational relationship with MS,

    Project solutions for on-premises are available through Microsoft Volume Licensing. Project Server 2013 is licensed using a Server/CAL (Client Access License) model. PPM solutions require a Project Server 2013 license for each running instance of the software, and CALs are required for each person or device accessing a Project Server. Learn more about Project Server licensing here -

    Thanks | Sunil Kr Singh |

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:06 PM
  • Hi Sunil and Paul,

    Thanks guys! Just needed someone to clarify what I already know.  Microsoft is not too clear about this.



    Jee Meng.

    Friday, October 11, 2013 5:45 AM