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Unable to open project, no valid project detail page could be found for the project

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I have a Project Server 2010 Environment upgraded from Project Server 2007 and on the Projects published in to the Project Center of the PWA and when one clicks on the Project to go to the detail page, it gives the following error. You can see in the below image as to how to get the PDP (Project Detail Pages) working...

Enabling Project Professional 2007 with Project Server 2010

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Often times we wonder why Microsoft pushes us to upgrade client tools when we acquire new server products. Example is Project Server 2010 pushing us to use Project Professional 2010 only. But all hope is not lost, there is a way to get Project Professional 2007 get working with your Project Server 2010 even though you have not upgraded your Project Server 2010 from Project Server 2007 (while which it supports backward compatibility mode OOB).

Here is what you need to do.

1. Download Project Server 2007 blank databases from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=bb47fb30-d7e9-4850-9432-12e283eabe70
2. Restore these databases to your SharePoint 2010 DB Instance that is also running your Project Server 2010 databases
3. Create a new Web Application and a Site Collection on a desired port number : this is for hosing the new BCM enabled PWA, the earlier PWA has to be just discarded :(
4. Once the Top Site (Team Site for instance) is created, enabled SharePoint Publish…

Renaming your SharePoint Server Machine when SharePoint is installed

When you want to rename your SharePoint Server Machine (where SharePoint is already installed and running), follow the following steps:

1. Use the StsAdm or Windows PowerShell Command to rename your SharePoint Server
2. Change the Computer Name in Computer, Properties
3. Restart the machine
4. Go to the Farm Administrators Group in Central Administration to possibly change the Name of the Administrator from oldserver\admin to newserver\admin
5. Then change the Alternate Access Mappings to refer to the new server instead of the old server
6. Bingo, you are done!

stsadm -o renameserver
   -oldservername <oldServerName>
   -newservername <newServerName>