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New user cannot see projects in PWA RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using Project Server 2010. I changed permissions for a resource to allow her to login and she can now access PWA. The trouble is that she cannot see any of the projects in the project center.

    In the "My tasks" security category I have checked all the 'projects' and 'resources' boxes to allow access.  Her Global Permissions are the same as most other users and they can all see all the projects.

    Any ideas?

    Monday, July 2, 2012 1:34 PM

All replies

  • Which Security group is she part of? is the category My Tasks assigned to that Security group?

    Also, have the "Category" permissions below specified for THAT Security group?


    Prasanna Adavi, PMP, MCTS http://thinkepm.blogspot.com

    Monday, July 2, 2012 1:58 PM
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  • She is part of Team Leads and Team Members.

    How do I assign the category (i.e. My Tasks) to the above security groups? And I am not sure if I have assigned Category permissions to the Team Leads and Team Members groups.

    Finally, I get an error message with the resource each time I open a project file in which she is a resource: this project uses resources that are no longer in the enterprise pool.

    Monday, July 2, 2012 2:14 PM
  • Okay, here are few steps to verify all of this:

    • Go to Server Settings >> Manage Users and confirm that she is existing in the list of users. Also confirm that the box for User can be assigned as a resource  is checked. If not, check it.
    • Go to Server Settings >> Manage Groups >> open the Team Leads and Team members groups one at a time, and under the Categories section, confirm that the My Tasks category exists in one or both the groups. If it does not, assign it to the Team members group.
    • Open the Team Members group, and under the Categories section, select the "My Tasks" category, this will open the permissions for that category, right below. Confirm that all the above permissions I mentioned (in previous reply) are assigned correctly. Save.

    Let me know if this helps.


    Prasanna Adavi, PMP, MCTS http://thinkepm.blogspot.com


    Monday, July 2, 2012 2:50 PM
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  • Does adding her to the build team or assigning her to a task within a project help?

    Rob Hardy

    Monday, July 2, 2012 4:19 PM
  • HFProjects,

    The screenshot did not come through preperly. Could you please repost?


    Prasanna Adavi, PMP, MCTS http://thinkepm.blogspot.com

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:18 PM
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  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012 8:28 AM
  • Yes it does. But does that mean that resources can only see projects in PWA if they are added to the project?
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:02 AM
  • Yes it does. But does that mean that resources can only see projects in PWA if they are added to the project?

    For default security category "MyTasks". In category setup you can manage rules.

    If you grant allow access for category "My Organization" for example, user could see all projects in system.

    Security category in Project Server is something like filter of Projects/Resources. And after setting up category you can grant permissions for elements in system which hit the filter.

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:49 AM
  • Hi Evgenii

    I don't have a test environment and don't want to fiddle around in production to check what you have suggested. It does sound as if you are correct.

    What I did was I made the users 'portfolio managers' and in this way they can see all projects, but cannot edit them. Should they need to edit projects, I'll grant them permission for the specific projects.

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:07 PM
  • https://ntrajkovski.com/2012/05/11/groups-and-categories-in-ms-project-server-2010part-1/

    https://ntrajkovski.com/2012/05/15/groups-and-categories-in-ms-project-server-2010part-2/

    I think this will be usefull for you. 

    In Part 2 You can find how to manage categories. If you need grant for all Group members permission to edit ALL PROJECTS in your system. You can create Category like "All Projects", set there radio button to "All and future projects in Project Server Databases" and grant full edit permissions for this category.

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:46 PM