Everything below the ribbon disappears when choosing the Deliverable or Dependency pane; Project Server v2013


  • We are operating Project Server v2013.  In this particular instantiation, all users are accessing the Server and Project Pro via thin clients with AppV.

    We have encountered a new anomaly where if you click either the deliverable or dependency pane, everything below the ribbon will disappear.  The user is then compelled to close the file and relaunch.  No data is lost, but it is now impossible to add, delete, modify, or link to SharePoint deliverables.   

    The IT department for the customer claims there has been no change to our version of Project Pro, Project Server, or AppV.  it has been suggested that there might have been a change to the GPO, or Group Policy Object.  This can occur without warning. We are investigating as to whether a change to the GPO did occur.  Since the deliverable and dependency panes are portals into SharePoint, it is indeed possible that somebody might have changed some kind of policy or firewall setting.

    We have also discovered that the anomaly occurs when opening the Task Inspector on the Task tab.

    The anomaly occurs for all three Project Servers located at this particular customer.  It is not occurring for our other customers or on any of our corporate servers.



    Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:32 AM

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  • IE browser updates or changes in IE could be the issue.  I have seen IE issues where a few people in same company are having issues and others are not.  

    To help eliminate IE browser, try using Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    Blog contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Friday, April 21, 2017 3:16 AM
  • Hi Michael,

    I don't believe this is an issue with the browser.  The problem occurs when we try to access Deliverables or Dependencies from Project Pro.  The browser isn't even up!

    One piece of information we just received was somebody applied August OS patches for SQL and SharePoint.  Yes, they are behind.  Another piece of info is this entire system is sealed from the public internet.  I do not have the ability to share screen shots.



    Monday, April 24, 2017 12:07 PM