Integrate Project Server 2013 with SharePoint Server 2013

First, you have download the installation file for Project Server 2013. Fortunately, today, I have received an email from Microsoft inform me that I can download Project Server 2013  (final version) for evaluation in 180 days. Here is the link to download.

After installation Project Server 2013, run SharePoint Product Configuration Wizard to re configure SharePoint Server on your machine. Next, go to Central Administration page, select Manage service application.

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Configure Developer Site to build and manage app for SharePoint and Office 15

After installing and configuring SharePoint 2013, if you try to visit the SharePoint App Store you will notice a warning message ‘Sorry, apps are turned off. If you know who runs the server, tell them to enable apps.”.

Basically, we have 3 ways to deploy SharePoint apps:

– Provider-hosted (Developer or IT department provides the hosting infrastructure)
– Autohosted (Uses Windows Azure or SQL Azure for hosting)
– SharePoint-hosted (Hosted inside existing SharePoint infrastructure)

In order to install an app from the SharePoint Store, you must setup an isolated App Domain, this is because apps from the store deployed to their own app domain and run under a separate process from your SharePoint sites.

Step 1: set up your app domain. In this case, I will create a sub-domain to host apps

Go to Administrative Tools, select DNS. Right click on the name of your domain and select New Alias (CNAME)…

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Install and configure Workflow Manager and Service Bus for SharePoint 2013

First, ensure that you are logged into SharePoint Server using administrator domain account and verify that the network configuration is correct for SQL Server 2012 in order to install Workflow Manager.

Configure the Workflow Service Account with the necessary rights

– Grant domain\sp_content account securityadmin & dbcreator permissions in SQL Server.


– Add the Workflow service account to the local administrators group.

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Install SharePoint 2013 for Development Environment (On-Premise)

SharePoint 2013 RTM was released to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, fortunately users who don’t have subscription can have copies of this “kul” version of SharePoint now. Go to this link (from TechNet), log in with your Live account and start download the iso file of SharePoint 2013. This is evaluation edition for 180 days, install it using this key: NQTMW-K63MQ-39G6H-B2CH9-FRDWJ.

In this article, I will show you step-by-step in installation SharePoint 2013 on your machine. I try it on my local machine (actually on hyper-v), and it work like a charm, no errors and warning. Before starting installation, you should check requirements for this version. The system I used:

– Intel Xeon X3210

– RAM 4GB (minimum I think, 8GB will be great)

– 60GB HDD

– Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (you can use Windows Server 2012, no problem)

– SQL Server 2012

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