Do More Than Manage
Gord Schmidt's Ideas for Doing More with Microsoft Project Server
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Configure Microsoft Project Server

The Configure category contains a collection of articles about setting up Project Server and understanding the differences between the options and settings. For articles that require some programming or digging into the innards of the software, see the Extend category.

Nov 16, 2004 | Removing an Existing Custom Enterprise Field
So, how can you remove an unwanted Enterprise Custom Field? Essentially you have to return the definition of the field back to its original state.
Dec 6, 2004 | How to Modify a SharePoint Template for Project Server
The most common question I see involving SharePoint is how to modify the SharePoint template for Project Server. For example, adding a new field to the Issues in the template so that all projects have it to start.
Dec 19, 2004 | Requirements for Issues, Risks and Documents
Just to be clear, if you want to use the Issue, Risk, or Document features in Project Server 2003, you must install Windows SharePoint Services. To install Windows SharePoint Services you must install it on Windows Server 2003. (Windows 2000 is not enough.)
Jan 3, 2005 | Do Not Assign Categories or Permissions Directly to Users
The Project Server security model allows Categories and Permissions to be assigned to both Groups and Users. It is a good idea to avoid assigning things directly to Users.
Mar 21, 2005 | It Ain't Over 'til It's Over
You might think that once you complete a set of tasks under a heading like "Installation", that you would be done the installation. Not so with Project Server 2003. You still have to complete the "Post-Installation Tasks".
Apr 7, 2005 | So Much For So Few
A while back I was tasked with creating an architecture for a high-availability Project Server environment. What was unusual about this deployment was that the volume was expected to be low to medium. Not surprisingly, the Microsoft documentation does not really outline a high-availability, low-volume architecture. The challenge was to design a highly available system without using a dozen servers.
May 27, 2005 | Follow the Leader
In the default installation, the Team Leader does not have the "Open Project Template" permission
Nov 15, 2008 | Build Generic Team from Enterprise
A solution to give project managers the rights to use the Build Team from Enterprise functionality, but only for the generic resources.
Jun 30, 2009 | Searching for Security Gaps
Finding the users that have permissions or categories assigned directly to them.
Sep 30, 2010 | Another Approach to Risk Matrix Calculation
I just read Alexander Burton's post on EPMSource.com entitled "Encoding a Risk Matrix in Project Server". I saw where he was going with it, but I thought there might be an easier formula to produce the same output.
Posted by Gord Schmidt on Oct 28, 2004 | Permalink

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