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

Setting up Microsoft Project Server is very complex. There are lots of components that need to work together properly. The Resolve category contains the articles I have written about some of the issues I have come across with Project Server and how I addressed them.

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 30, 2004 | Graphical Fields Are Not Updatable in PWA
In retrospect, this should have been obvious to me. I was working with customer that wanted a graphical indicator at the task level to appear on their time sheets. It sounded simple enough.
Jan 10, 2005 | Resolving an Odd SharePoint Issue
A small configuration error results in the SharePoint functionality of Project Server almost working but not quite.
Jan 18, 2005 | A Handful of Issues When Working with the MSPJGrid
I have run across several small but finicky issues when working with the MSPJGrid control.
Jan 21, 2005 | Why Can't I Check-In?
Why doesn't a checked out project plan appear in the list of projects available to be checked in?
Feb 28, 2005 | Rebuilding Views and OLAP Cube to Remove Corruption
I had a customer that was having problems building the Project Server OLAP cube and also was experiencing some performance problems. It turns out both were symptoms of the same problem.
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 13, 2005 | No One Goes Wrong with Letters
The one where non-letter characters cause problems not once, but twice.
May 18, 2005 | The Size of the Request Exceeds the Limit Allowed by the Server
Calling PDS methods can be a wonderful thing. When the quantity of data in your XML request grows large though, Project Server returns a message: The size of the request exceeds the limit allowed by the server.
May 27, 2005 | Follow the Leader
In the default installation, the Team Leader does not have the "Open Project Template" permission
Sep 28, 2005 | Service Pack 2 Released
Microsoft has released Microsoft Project 2003 Service Pack 2 and Project Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
Aug 23, 2006 | Which Service Pack is Installed?
How to know which service pack has been applied to Project Server and to Project Professional.
Jan 31, 2007 | Modifying the SharePoint Template for Project Server 2007
Earlier this week I tried following the instructions provided by Microsoft for 2007 and things went just as advertised until...
Feb 5, 2007 | Outlook Integration with Project Server 2007
Microsoft has published a TechNet article on Installing the Outlook Add-In for Project Server 2007. It is very detailed but it leaves out two issues that I have come across.
Feb 12, 2007 | Email Notification Issue
One thing to check when email reminders and notifications do not work from a Microsoft Project Server installation is whether the email server allows the relaying of messages from the Project Server box.
Mar 22, 2007 | Resources Checking Into the Hotel California
Recently I came across an installation of Project Server 2007 where the security groups were being populated with users by synchronizing with Active Directory but after each synchronization a few of the resources would appear to be checked out.
Feb 19, 2008 | #ERROR for Project Custom Field Formula
A co-worker was having a problem with Project Server 2007 where any formula put into a project-level custom field would come back with #ERROR.
May 1, 2008 | Resolving circular references in MS Project
A customer presented me with a project plan with thousands of tasks. Somewhere within that large list of tasks lurked one or more circular relationships and the error message did not help. The task to which the error message was pointing was not, as far as I could tell, part of the circular relationship.
Jan 22, 2009 | Cannot Save Schedule to Project Server
A while back I was sitting in on a client training session when a bit of a puzzler presented itself. The class had been touring around PWA and had just created their first schedules in Microsoft Project 2007. Now everyone had successfully connected to Project Server 2007 from Project Professional 2007, but only half of the class was able to save to the server.
Mar 8, 2009 | My Tasks? Surely not all of these!
As a follow-up to the posting Removing Tasks from My Tasks, I wanted to describe the tasks that can show up in a user's My Tasks list that they may not be expecting.
Mar 20, 2009 | Pivot Table Width on Cube View Admin page
The width of the Pivot table on the View design page continues to irk me.
Jun 30, 2009 | Searching for Security Gaps
Finding the users that have permissions or categories assigned directly to them.
Feb 25, 2010 | The resource is owner on one or more projects and cannot be deleted
When I attempted to delete the resources (Server Settings, Delete Enterprise Objects, (Delete) Resources and Users), I received the error message "The resource is owner on one or more projects and cannot be deleted".
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