AD sync'ing question with regards to Project Server 2013 (On-line). - Active Directory Sync & PPM User Account Status RRS feed

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  • Hi, using Project On-line.

    We have configured: PWA> Server Settings > 'Active Directory Enterprise Resource Pool Synchronization' only, and not the AD group sync options.

    So now, if a user is "inactivated" in Active Directory, it seems that our user's 'Account Status' in their 'Manage User' profile in PWA remains set to 'Active'.  Is it not supposed to sync up and be updated to be changed to "inactive" as well?  Or must this done manually now in 2013???  If so, what are we doing wrong?  Haven't tested it but does a user need to be deleted in AD in order for their 'account status' to be set to inactivated in PPM?

    in our current config, only the user's '<label accesskey="U" for="ctl00_ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_PWA_PlaceHolderMain_idFormSectionUserAuth_ctl02_idWindowsAcct">User logon account' becomes disabled after inactivating the user in AD (i.e., the user's logon info is displayed with a red squiggly underline</label><label accesskey="U" for="ctl00_ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_PWA_PlaceHolderMain_idFormSectionUserAuth_ctl02_idWindowsAcct">.</label>

    <label accesskey="U" for="ctl00_ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_PWA_PlaceHolderMain_idFormSectionUserAuth_ctl02_idWindowsAcct">Thanks in advance,</label>

    <label accesskey="U" for="ctl00_ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_PWA_PlaceHolderMain_idFormSectionUserAuth_ctl02_idWindowsAcct"></label>

    \Spiro Theopoulos, Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:37 PM


  • Hi Spiro,

    Here are the supported scenarios for resource pool sync:

    Particularly: A user is marked as inactive in Active Directory. --> The resource is not inactivated in the Enterprise Resource Pool. The corresponding Project Server User is not deactivated based on this synchronization.

    That being said, there was this April 2015 KB for Project Server which seems to correct this behavior, but I got no idea when it will be rolled up at Project Online level. Maybe a question to ask to MS guys.

    Hope this helps,

    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Friday, August 7, 2015 7:26 AM