SharePoint Project Management and Time Tracking Installation

SharePoint Project Management and Time Tracking comes with a simple installer that lets you deploy the solution in a few clicks.

SharePoint Project Management and Time Tracking is available for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. The setup contains one folder for SharePoint 2010 and one for 2013 .


Sign on to the SharePoint server’s console as an administrator or on to one of the SharePoint farm’s servers.

Download the latest release and unzip the setup files to a local folder.

Unzip setup files

Make sure that the setup has write access to the setup files’ folder.

The worker process pools of your SharePoint Farm will be recycled during installation. Consider which web applications you want to deploy the solution to during the setup.


Browse to the folder where you unzipped the setup files. The SP2010 folder contains the setup and solution packages for SharePoint 2010, the SP2013 folder contains the setup and solution packages for SharePoint 2013.

Navigate to …\SP201x\Project Management and Time Tracking and run Setup.exe as an administrator.

NOTE: All screenshots below were taken from the SharePoint 2013 setup. There should be no differences in SharePoint 2010.

Run setup as administrator

Ignore the security warning and click on Run.

This is the setup’s welcome screen. Click on Next.

Setup: Welcome screen

The setup will verify the system state. Make sure the SharePoint Administration Service is started. You will have to restart the setup if the verification fails.

Setup: System Check

Read and accept the License Agreement.

Setup: License Agreement

Enter the license key and click on Next.

Setup: Enter license key

Select the web applications which you want the solution to be deployed to.

Setup: Select SharePoint Web Application

The setup will now try to validate the key. If the setup can’t connect to the key validation web service ( it will create a file named unvalidatedSurety…xml in the setup folder. Upload this file to the manual validation page to perform an offline validation and download the validated surety file, then store it in the setup folder and rerun the setup.

SharePoint Project Management and Time Tracking consists of 4 solution packages that must be added and deployed. This will take a few minutes.

Setup: Installation progress

After the last deployment job completes, click Next …

Setup: Installation completed

… to view a summary of the installation.

Setup: Installation details

You can verify the installation by viewing the “farm solutions” in Central Administration / Systems settings.

Manage farm solutions

The following 4 solutions must be installed and deployed.

SharePoint Solution Management

Offline key validation

If your SharePoint Server is located behind a proxy or is not permitted to access our online key validation service you will need to perform an offline validation to successfully complete the setup and activate the solution. For offline validation go to The unvalidated surety file which you need to upload is created in the setup folder during the setup process. Upload it, then validate it and download the validated surety file to the setup folder and run the setup again.

After the installation

After the setup has been completed, please continue with the configuration.

Project Management and Time Tracking Configuration


If you want to uninstall the solution completely, you have to delete all Project Management and Employee Time Tracking webs or at least all lists created from the template. Otherwise you’ll receive an error when opening any of the lists after the uninstall. You also have to deactivate all site collection and site features.

When all the features are deactivated, you can uninstall the solution. Re-run the setup and choose Remove after the system check.

Remove the solution

As an alternative, you can also retract and remove the solutions from the farm solutions in central administration.