Install Project Server 2010 on Windows 7

Google is kind of hiding this French guy‘s webpage (at least in America) so I thought I’d point it out. You can install Project Server 2010 and few other Office App Servers on Windowes 7 by making two changes: modify the setup\config.xml and adding a faux ServerManagerCMD.exe to your System32 directory.

To compile your own ServerManagerCMD.exe in C#, use the following code:

namespace faux.ServerManagerCmdEmul
    class Program
      static void Main(string[] args)
      System.Environment.ExitCode = 1003;

Or just download the copy I compiled. Using this, I successfully installed Project Server 2010 and I’m running it now. Something odd did happen, however. After installing Project Server 2010 w/SP1, I ran the SharePoint Configuration tool and my SecureStore broke; I kept getting 503 Server Unavailable. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Upon seeing “An exception occurred when trying to issue security token: Could not connect to http://localhost:32843/SecurityTokenServiceApplication/securitytoken.svc/actas. TCP error code 10061: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.” in Event Viewer, I tried a couple things then just decided to rerun the SharePoint Configuration Tool. Annnnd that worked. Time to start Projecting :D

Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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