Not able to access the site through the new Web Front End Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All

    We have Project Server 2007 in a 3-Tier model as below.


    Win Server 2003 SP2
    IIS 6.0
    Project Server 2007 SP1 (Complete)
    WSS SP1


    DBSERVER Setup
    Win Server 2003 SP2
    SQL Server 2005 SP2

    WFESERVER setup
    Windows Server 2003 SP2
    IIS 6.0
    Project Server 2007 SP1 (WFE)
    WSS SP1


    We can access the PWA through the url http://APPSSERVER/PWA. We have extended this site and added alternate access map and WFE was added to the farm as Web Front end Server. But we are NOT able to access http://WFESERVER/PWA


    Since PWA was not working from WFESERVER, I did the following.

    1. Disconnected WFESERVER from the Farm through 'Sharepoint Products & Technologies Configuration'.
    2. Removed WFESERVER from the Sharepoint Farm Topology
    3. From WFESERVER,  through 'Sharepoint Products & Technologies Configuration', tried to 'connect to the exisitng Server Farm'
    4. But Task 2 of 8, it failed and got the following error.


    ==start ==== of error found in event log ==
    Failed to connect to the configuration database.
    An exception of type System.InvalidOperationException was thrown. 
    Additional exception information: 1387
    System.InvalidOperationException: 1387
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.Win32.SPNetApi32.NetLocalGroupAddMember(String groupName, String userName)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPProvisioningAssistant.AddGroupMember(String username, Int32 group)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPProvisioningAssistant.ProvisionProcessIdentity(String strUserName, SecureString secStrPassword, IdentityType identityType, Boolean isAdminProcess, Boolean isWindowsService, String strServiceName, Boolean dontRestartService)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPProcessIdentity.ProvisionInternal(SecureString sstrPassword, Boolean isRunningInTimer)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPApplicationPool.ProvisionInternal(SecureString sstrPassword)
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPApplicationPool.Provision()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebServiceInstance.Provision()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPFarm.Join()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ConfigurationDatabaseTask.CreateOrConnectConfigDb()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.ConfigurationDatabaseTask.Run()
       at Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.TaskThread.ExecuteTask()

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    =====end ==== of error found in event log =======


    5. Again From WFESERVER,  through 'Sharepoint Products & Technologies Configuration', selected 'Do not disconnect from  the exisitng Server Farm' and proceeded to join the Farm. This time it said successful.
    6. Then started 'Windows SharePoint Services Web Application ' service on WFESERVER. It says "Starting", but not changing  to "Started" stage.


    I appreciate if any one can help us in fixing this and getting the PWA up and running on http://WFESERVER/PWA/


    Thanks in advance


    Friday, March 21, 2008 7:23 PM