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HP PPM Plugin for Microsoft Project 2010 : Virtualization Support ?

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Tusha_saraf
Acclaimed Contributor

HP PPM Plugin for Microsoft Project 2010 : Virtualization Support ?

I am writing this email on behalf of our client BHP Billiton. As part of the Enterprise Desktop Transformation project, we are packaging and virtualizing the applications. As part the project we are planning to virtualize the client components of the application " HP PPM Plugin for Microsoft Project 2010” and we would like to know few details regarding the application. I’d appreciate if you can answer the following questions, which will help us in understanding the product compatibility, supportability and licensing:   

 

1. Is the application supported on Windows 7 64-bit operating system?

2. Is the application still supported if we virtualize it with Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1 or Citrix XenApp virtualization?

3. Does the Application’s License Policy support the application if virtualized?

4. Is the application supported if installed on Virtual Desktop Environments [VDI/Citrix XenDesktop/Hyper-v]?

5. Does the Application’s License policy support the Application on Virtual Desktop Environment? If not then is there any license policy that supports the Application on Virtual Desktop Environment?

 

Thank you for your time on this.

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Etienne_Canaud
HPE Expert

Re: HP PPM Plugin for Microsoft Project 2010 : Virtualization Support ?

Hi,

 

The PPM Plugin for MSP (versions 2003, 2007 and 2010) is supported for windows 7 64 bits. There is one issue (fixed in PPM 9.13) in which the correct version of Microsoft Project was sometimes not detected correctly for this specific platform; If you are running PPM 9.12 or an earlier PPM 9.1 version, a hotfix is available for this issue.

 

As for Citrix and other virtual environments, the plugin is not certified officially by HP, but we know for a fact that some PPM users are already using the plugin in tightly controlled Citrix environments. 

 

Thanks,

Etienne.

LeonAndaur
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: HP PPM Plugin for Microsoft Project 2010 : Virtualization Support ?

HI!, we have PPM version 8 and we have this issue. Where is te hotfix?, any URL?

 

Thanks!

jsalass
Frequent Visitor

Re: HP PPM Plugin for Microsoft Project 2010 : Virtualization Support ?

 

 

Hey LeonAndaur!

Welcome to the forum!

The defect reported for that problem is QCCR1L29391 (you can check the details in the SSO site defect information).

This has been resolved in version 9.1 Service Pack 2. Check the defect QCCR1L29391 on the 9.13 release notes on page 216 (fixes in 9.12 version): http://support.openview.hp.com/selfsolve/document/KM1010297

So far there is not fix for 8.0 available. However, there is a workaround:

The workaround consists in modifying the version number of the plugin either on the server side or on the client side so that they are the same (which will result in the disappearence of the message window on plugin startup).

1. Changing the plugin version on the client side has to be done only once the plugin is installed (but needs to be done every time a new user install the plugin):


- Update the contents of file "Version.properties" located in the "PPM Plugin MSProject2007\Resources" subfolder of the plugin installation folder (by default, "C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Hewlett-Packard\HP PPM Center Add In for MS Project" )
- Set the value to whatever version the server says about (Here, 6.0.0002). Don't add any extra characters or comment in the file, just input the version number.
That's it, you should not have the warning anymore.

* Changing the plugin version on the server side needs to be done on every PPM instance (if it is a clustered environment), and only needs to be done once.
- Update the contents of the file "MSPPlugin.conf" located in "<JBOSS Home folder>/conf"
- Replace msp.integration.version=6.0.0002 by msp.integration.version=6.0.0001

 

NOTE: The versions would be the ones you are using currently.


Depending on caching of conf files on server side, you may need to restart PPM Server. But hopefully, restart is not required. Just try to start the MSP Plugin a couple of minutes after the modification and connect to PPM to verify that the new value has been taken in consideration.

Of course, you must have the same value on both client and server for the message not to appear. In other words, if the version is changed on the client side first, and that later the version is changed on the server side, then the message will be displayed again and the user will have to either change the version back on the client side or re-install the plugin to reinitialize the version number.

Hope this helps!

 

Don't forget to give KUDOS to people who help you :)

 

Regards,

Jonathan

 

 

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