I have installed SharePoint 2016 Server on Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server 2014. I have created a content database and enabled SP features using below cmd.

Enable-SPFeature pwasite -URL $http://XYZ/sites/pwa 

I received success message but when I trying to access URL using Site Primary Administrator account, then system redirected me to an error page saying:

"Sorry, something went wrong An unexpected error has occurred."

I am stuck with this issue for a couple of days and not able to setup project server 2016.

Please help, Thanks in advance


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Looks like the PWA Instance is not configured properly, you should first enable Project Server License using the below cmdlet

 Enable-ProjectServerLicense -Key xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx

Note: Although Project Server 2016 is included as part of the SharePoint Server 2016 Enterprise installation, it still requires a separate license. (Trial key:Y2WC2-K7NFX-KWCVC-T4Q8P-4RG9W)

To configure Project Server 2016, you should do the following:

  • Enable Project Server 2016 License.
  • Creating a Project Server 2016 service application.
  • Deploy Project Web App.
    • Create a Web Application.
    • Create a PWA Content Database.
    • Lock Down PWA Content Database to prevent any new site collections being added except PWA site.
  • Finally, use Powershell to Create PWA Site and Enable PWA Site Feature

    #Create a PWA site collection
    New-SPSite -ContentDatabase PWA_Content -URL http://epm/sites/PWA -Template pwa#0
    #enable PWA Site Feature
    Enable-SPFeature pwasite -URL http://epm/sites/PWA

Please check the details steps at

Or use the below script to auto-configure Project Server 2016


After several days of R&D, I came to know that The server farm account is also used by below:

Web Application Pool - SharePoint - 80

Which leads to fail SPTimerService (SPTimerV4).

Thanks M.Qassas for your support so far.

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