MS Project 2007 :: The first 4 Steps to start using Cubes

In this post I will explain the steps required to make your Database Server (I am talking about SQL 2000) ready for MS Project 2007 Cube Building

1) Verifying and Installing Analysis Services SP4

  • From Control Panel ==> Add Remove Programs ==> Microsoft Sql 2000 Analysis Services ==> Click here for support information, make sure that the SP version is 8.00.2039
  • If the SP4 is not installed proceed with next step, otherwise you can leave now 🙂
  • Go to the Microsoft (
  • Download the Analysis Services Components (download file: SQL2000.AS-KB884525-SP4-x86.EXE).
  • When you run the download, you are prompted to select a location for saving the file. After specifying the location, click Next. The files will be extracted to this location.
  • Click Finished.
  • Browse to the location you specified on the server and run \msolap\install\Setup.exe.
  • Follow the directions that appear to complete the installation of the service pack.

2) Adding the Queue service account to the OLAP Administrators group

  • From the Start menu, click Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.
  • In Computer Management, expand Local Users and Groups and then click the Groups folder.
  • Double-click the OLAP Administrators group to open the properties page.
  • In the properties page, click Add.
  • On the Select Users, Computers, or Groups page, in the Enter Object Names to select box, enter the Windows user account under which the Queue Service is running. Click OK.
  • In the OLAP Administrators property page, click OK

3) Granting the OLAP Administrators group permissions to the SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services components

  • Using windows Explorer, browse to "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Analysis Services\Bin" or what is ever you installation folder for Microsoft Analysis Services
  • Right click on bin folder
  • Select "Properties"
  • Select Security tap
  • Click on Add to add the OLAP Administrators and give this group a Full Control permissions
  • Click on Apply, then Ok

4) Grant permissions to the SQL Server Analysis Services service account to access the Project Server Reporting database

  • From the Start menu, select Programs, select Microsoft SQL Server, and then click Enterprise Manager.
  • In Enterprise Manager, expand Microsoft SQL Servers, SQL Server group, and the server.
  • Expand the Security folder, right-click Logins, and then click New Login.
  • On the properties page, in the General tab, enter the Windows Authenticated account for the user running the SQL Server Analysis Services service.
  • Click the Database Access tab.
  • Enable Permit for the Project Server Reporting database(s).
  • In the Permit in Database Role section, enable db_datareader permissions for the Project Server Reporting database(s).
  • Click OK


Best Regards

Bilal Okour

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