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 Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, holds a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches. Chrissy is certified in SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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