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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

#ProjectServer 2013/2010 Dec CU is available #sp2013 #ps2013

Little late though, but before the years end would like to share that Dec 2013 CU for Project Server 2013/2010 is available.

You can find the details of Project Server 2013/2010 installation package here:

Note, as usual, that this should be applied to test environment first prior to production. Also Mar 2013 CU is been set as baseline for all Project Sever 2013 CUs, so install Mar 2013 CU first.

Dec CU includes fix to one of the commonly encountered issue:

  • Assume that you change values for fields such as Project Owner and Name on a Project Detail Page (PDP) in Project Web App. When you save and refresh the page, the values are reverted to what they were before the change.
Also at last, try this PowerShell script to install CU for reduced installation time.

And if its works for you, please do not forget to rate :) 

Happy patching and Happy New Year to everyone .... 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bulk Import tool - (401) Unauthorized error #ProjectServer #PS2010 #SP2010

A quick note to share the Bulk Import tool issue i came across while working in NLB environment.

Before i proceed, please note that Bulk Import tool was released along with the release of Project Server 2010 and to be used with Project Server 2010. Till date, i am not sure, if Bulk Import tool without modification will work with Project Server 2013. This issue, and its resolution, is for Project Server 2010 environment.

Some time back Andrew Lavinsky had discuss Bulk Import tool feature in great detail through his blog, a blog worth every minute of your time. Please go through these blog posts if you are interested to use Bulk Import tool:

My post is to highlight the following issue you may come across while trying validating Site URL:

The remote server returned a error: (401) Unauthorized.

Now if you are in NLB environment, and you are accessing your PWA using NLB URL, you will come across an error as mentioned above. 

Resolution is quite simple, though it took me a while to figure it out, you need to use your original PWA URL to access your PWA. Open Bulk Import tool now, ensure that you URL you are entering in also based on original PWA URL, click validate - and this time it work.

Hopefully this will help to some out there - happy importing new projects for analysis as a new year is not far away :)