Project 2007 Standard to Professional : How to update client ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everybody,

    In the context of a migration, we need to upgrade the client PC from MS Project Standard to MS Project Professionnel.

    what is the best way to achieve this migration so that users do not lose their pc Project configuration ?

    Is an update of Project Professional enough ?

    Thanks for your answer



    • Edited by Madinarawak Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:14 AM
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 9:14 AM

All replies

  • I don't see if there will be any issue in this, Professional Version have all features of Standard version and additional collaborative options and both versions can exist on same machine.

    Sapna Shukla

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 10:25 AM
  • Hello,

    Assuming you're upgrading 2010:

    1. Take a back-up of the Global file (this will contain most of the the profile-specific configurations) by copying the file named "Global.MPT" from "[profile]/Application Data/Microsoft/MS Project/14/1033/" to the desktop
    2. In MSP 2010, from the ribbon menu select File > Options > Customise Ribbon
    3. In the bottom right of the Options dialogue, select Import/Export > Export all customisations and save the file to your desktop
    4. Close MS Project
    5. Uninstall Project 2010 standard
    6. Install Project 2010 professional
    7. Restore the "Global.MPT" file from the desktop to location it originally came from
    8. Reopen Project 2010, and reopen Options > Customise Ribbon
    9. Select Import/Export > Import all customisations and import the file from your desktop

    Now your Project Professional instance should be configured the same as Project Standard was.

    Hope this helps,


    Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:32 AM