Backwards Compatibility Mode–Project Server 2007 Fresh Databases available from Microsoft Download Center

Back in March I wrote about how you could enable backwards compatibility mode on a fresh Project Server 2010 install. I noticed this morning that Microsoft have released a set of clean Project Server 2007 databases for the specific purpose of creating a fresh Project Server 2010 instance in backwards compatibility mode. From the download page…

Backwards Compatibility Mode (BCM) is a feature in Project Server 2010 that assists in the upgrade of your Enterprise Project Management environment. While BCM is turned on, Project Server 2010 accepts connections Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) as well as Microsoft Project Professional 2010. To use BCM with a new instance of Project Web App requires deploying PWA with a set of empty Project Server 2007 databases. This set of empty Project Server 2007 databases includes the four Project Server databases – Draft, Published, Archive, and Reporting. These are supported for production use.

In my original post I showed the steps required to create the four empty databases from an existing Project Server 2007 instance, now with this download, you simply need to extract and restore the databases onto your SQL Server, update the permissions as outlined here, and continue on as per step 3 to provision the BCM instance of PWA.

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