Proxy server config for FQDN Project Server 2003

Ever seen this before?

You have not specified the correct proxy settings through which Project Server can connect to the remote Windows Sharepoint Services

I exclaimed many WTFs! when I saw this, and I saw it over and over again. This is the error you get when you try to configure Sharepoint Services within Project Web access with a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). So instead of using the machine name or localhost you try to use something like

I didn’t know that was the reason but I found another blog for a similar issue and got it worked out. Here is that blog.

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SYSTEM ERROR: 0x80004005 when you try to save or publish a project in Microsoft Project Server 2003

When you try to save or publish a project to Microsoft Project Server 2003, you experience the following symptoms:

  • You receive the following error message in the Microsoft Spooler Error Message dialog box: System Error: 0x80004005
  • The Microsoft Windows Sharepoint Site is not automatically created for the project.


This issue occurs when you try to use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) to connect to the Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Web site. For example, it occurs when you use a FQDN instead of a host name, such as: instead of http://<hostname>

To resolve this issue use one of the following:
  • Use a host name such as http://<hostname>/projectserver to connect to the ProjectServer website.
  • Use the WinHTTP Default Proxy Configuration Tool to add the FQDN to the Bypass list.

To add the FQDN to the Bypass list, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, Click Run, type cmd and then click OK.
  2. Type the following command line and then press Enter:
    Proxycfg -d -p * “<local>;servername of WSS;FQDN of WSS;ipaddress of WSS”
  3. At the command prompt, type iisreset and then press Enter. The iisreset command stops and restarts the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) so that the new settings will be applied.

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