Project Server 2016 runs as a service application under SharePoint Server 2016. It is included as part of the SharePoint Server 2016 Enterprise installation, though it is licensed separately
Project Server 2016 requires a license in order to operate, and you must enable Project Server 2016 by using your license key before you can create a Project Web App site.
(If you are not sure if Project Server 2016 has already been enabled, use the Get-ProjectServerLicense cmdlet to check.)
To activate Project Server 2016
First, make sure that it’s not enabled
Open the SharePoint admin shell
Make sure to run as admin
This means I have no license yet
Run the following command
Enable-ProjectServerLicense -Key <LicenseKey>
Creating a service application
Project Server 2016 runs as a service application in SharePoint Server 2016, so the first thing to do is check to see if you already have a Project Server Service Application configured.
Check for a Project Server Service Application
- In the SharePoint Central Administration website, under Application Management, click Manage service applications.
- Check the service applications list for a Project Server Service Application.
Now the service application is created
Now it will give you the following error if you try to open
You must go to the following in the central admin
Service must be started
It must be started
Now its started
And now its working