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Resources for learning / starting to understand Project Server 2010

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  • I am new to Project Server 2010 and I am trying to catch up and get up to speed QUICK!  As usual, it seems, I have been tasked with setting up the Project Server 2010 in our development environment with our SharePoint 2010 farm / dev site.  Single VM server and SQL Server 2012 DB.

    My question, do you know of any resources, sites, etc. that you recommend would be good to learn how to administer, setup, configure, etc.  I have setup PWA and am trying to understand how to sync users with AD and what it all means.  There are a few thousand accounts for AD and in my SharePoint site and I don't want to go in manually and add say 200 users and managers who might need to have access.  May HAVE to, but why, doesn't the system do that for me with synchronization?  Maybe I need to synch the groups with AD security groups and or distribution groups in Exchange.

    Thank you!

    Friday, December 07, 2012 4:29 PM

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  • I recommend MSProjectExperts. I used them to set-up my companies project server environment. They have great books available that provide everything needed. 
    Friday, December 07, 2012 4:43 PM
  • Matthew --
     
    Welcome to the fast-paced world of Project Server 2010, my friend.  To answer your first question, our company provides both books and training for project managers and Project Server administrators.  You can find information about our Project Server 2010 books and training at the following URLs:
     
     
     
    Regarding your second question, yes, you can use AD sync to populate your Enterprise Resource Pool AND to populate your Project Server 2010 security groups.  To sync with AD, you will need an AD group with which to sync the Enterprise Resource Pool, and additional AD groups that will sync with each Project Server security group.   To populate the Enterprise Resource Pool using AD Sync, log into PWA with administrator permissions and then click Server Settings > Active Directory Enterprise Resource Pool Synchronization.  Set up the synchronization information on the Active Directory Enterprise Resource Pool Synchronization page and click the Save button.  To sync AD with the Project Server security groups, click Server Settings > Manage Groups and then click the Active Directory Sync Options button.  Set up your AD sync option and then click the Save button.  Next, you will need to click the name of the first security group you want to synch with AD to open the group for editing.  For example, click the Team Members group since that will be a large group of users.  Click the Find Group button at the top of the page and select the AD group that synchronizes with the Team Members group in PWA.  Select the AD group and click the OK button.  Repeat this process with every Project Server security group that you want to sync with AD.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Friday, December 07, 2012 4:45 PM
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  • ProjMgrMatt --
     
    Many thanks for the kind compliment, my friend!  Our books are truly a labor of love, and I am glad they helped you.  :)

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Friday, December 07, 2012 4:47 PM
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  • Dale's the guy that got me started out on my path to Project Server gurudom.
    :-) Here's another list of resources.
     
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
    Saturday, December 08, 2012 12:56 AM
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  • Andrew --
     
    Thanks for the kind words, my friend.  Although you give me credit for getting you started with Project Server, your success is due to your own skills, knowledge, and experience, which are plentiful by the way!  :)

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Sunday, December 09, 2012 3:37 PM
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