Project Server 2010 Users: Beware the Fabulous 40! Strikes Again

Readers may remember the bad things that happened in Project Server 2007 if you loaded the SharePoint (WSS) templates known as the Fab 40 -- and more specifically the ProjectTrackingWorkspace solution. Well it's still possible to load some of the Fab 40 with SharePoint Server 2010 -- and again things aren't so Fabulous for PS, […]

Readers may remember the bad things that happened in Project Server 2007 if you loaded the SharePoint (WSS) templates known as the Fab 40 -- and more specifically the ProjectTrackingWorkspace solution. Well it's still possible to load some of the Fab 40 with SharePoint Server 2010 -- and again things aren't so Fabulous for PS, so please avoid ProjectTrackingWorkspace.wsp, as the Project Tracking Workspace solution included in the Fabulous 40 will overwrite the good Project Workspace template from PS. When this happens the special features that don't exist in the WSS version, like linking risks, issues, documents and deliverables to project tasks, get broken. So if you've already done this then your new link page looks like this:

when really it should look like this:

Notice: missing Custom Commands option.

So how to recover if you've loaded ProjectTrackingWorkspace? Similar to 2007, you need to remove the solution and then repair PS -- and finally make sure all the features are enabled. Steps to do this need to be run from the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN directory at a command prompt as a farm administrator, and are:

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