In my process of playing with Project Server 2010 and Project Professional 2010 I came across this error whilst setting up a new project via Project Professional and creating a new project site on the server.

The error came through via email:


Your CreateWssSite job failed.  Its current state is FailedNotBlocking.  It was 0% complete.  It entered the queue at 05/24/2010 12:57:17.

To get more information about the job failure, please go to Project Web App.  Select Personal Settings from the left menu.  Then select My Queued Jobs.

The errors returned from the queue are as follows:
 Error ID: 18003
 Error ID: 26000

Detailed error below – send it to the administrator for more detailed troubleshooting.

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-16″?>
    <class name=”Web is not a child of the default site collection”>
      <error id=”18003″ name=”WSSWebIsNotUnderDefaultCollection” uid=”0d20e9f9-81d8-401c-bd4d-bfb4ac1ac4b3″ projectUID=”e34c009e-c388-43c6-94d9-8738f2a3b618″ wssFullUrl=”http://dev-moss10ca-01/PWA/Project Beta” />
    <class name=”Queue”>
      <error id=”26000″ name=”GeneralQueueJobFailed” uid=”5a58c791-d542-43a4-b0b9-d7f4b0832cf1″ JobUID=”14b8af31-7f9a-4410-a8ed-cb9f4bb11ecd” ComputerName=”XXX-XXXXXXXX-XX” GroupType=”CreateWssSite” MessageType=”CreateWssSiteMessage” MessageId=”1″ Stage=”” />

You can do the following:
1. Try troubleshooting using the error IDs, error XML.
2. Contact administrator with your jobID (14b8af31-7f9a-4410-a8ed-cb9f4bb11ecd) and error XML.

To turn off these notifications, go to Project Web App, click Personal Settings on the left menu, and then click Manage My Alerts and Reminders.

From this page, you can clear the check box for those notifications you no longer want to receive.

Microsoft Project Server


The reason this error came through is because of the way the development server is configured – we have a address for it, but the server settings in Project Server show the server name xxx-xxxxxx-xx.  To workaround the issue I went in to Server Settings (in PWA) and then to “Project Site Provisioning Settings” in the section “Operational Policies” … or here:

Then I unticked “