No Project web app instances found. Create at least one PWA instance before accessing this page In Project Server 2016

No Project web app instances found Project Server 2016

In this article, we will fix the “No Project web app instances found” in Project Server 2016,

Project Server 2016: No Project web app instances found. create at least one PWA instance before accessing this page
No Project web app instances found. Create at least one PWA instance before accessing this page

No Project web app instances found In Project Server 2016


After creating the PWA 2016 Site Collection, I tried to browse the PWA Instance, but I got the below error:

No Project web app instances found. Create at least one PWA instance before accessing this page

No Project web app instances found. create at least one PWA instance before accessing this page

Cause

The “No Project web app instances found. Create at least one PWA instance before accessing this page” issue occurs because of the PWA Site Feature is not enabled for the newly created PWA 2016 Site Collection.

Solution

To solve “No Project web app instances found” error, you should enable PWA Site feature for Project Web Instance by doing the following:

Enable PWA Site Feature in Project Server 2016

Steps
  • Open SharePoint 2016 Management Studio as Administrator.
Open SharePoint 2016 PowerShell - Upgrade and Migrate to Project Server 2016
  • Enable ‘pwasitefeature on the newly created PWA site collection.
Enable-SPFeature pwasite -URL http://PWAURL
Enable PWA Feature PowerShell

Make sure that the PWA site collection has a Project Template “pwa#0″ before enabling the PWA feature. Read more at Failed to find Project Site object. Are there any database mounted?

  • Go back to browse the PWA 2016 Instance that should be now working properly.
Open PWA 2016
PWA 2016

If you still getting “No Project web app instances found Create at least one PWA instance before accessing this page“, that means the PWA instance is not configured properly. In this case, it’s strongly recommended to check this guide to Install and Configure Project Server 2016 step by step to create a PWA 2016 instance in a proper way.


Conclusion

In conclusion, we have learned how to enable the PWA feature for PWA site collection to avoid “No Project web app instances found. Create at least one PWA instance before accessing this page” in Project Server 2016.

Applies To
  • Project Server 2016.
  • Project Server 2013.
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5 thoughts on “No Project web app instances found. Create at least one PWA instance before accessing this page In Project Server 2016”

  1. Hi
    I’m good up to this point and when I run of the enable feature for PWASITE it errors out see below:

    Enable-SPFeature pwasite -URL http://mydogSpot/PWA

    Enable-SPFeature : The Feature is not a Farm Level Feature and is not found in a Site level defined by the Url http://mydogSpot/PWA.
    At line:1 char:1
    + Enable-SPFeature pwasite -URL http://mydogSpot/PWA
    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share…etEnableFeature:SPCmdletEnableFeature) [Enable-SPFeature], SPCmdletException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletEnableFeature

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