MS Project Pro/Server 2010 Locking up on "Links Between Projects" window RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a large program with multiple schedules and multiple external links between projects.  When we open a project with external links and has the option under Advanced-->Cross Project Linking Options for this project-->"Show links between projects dialogue box on open" checked/turned on, MS Project Pro 2010 locks up on the "Links Between Projects in xxxx" window.  Can't hit "close" or "all" or anything else.  Just locks up and have to got to Windows Task Manager to close it.  Anyone seen this before?  Any ideas?  If the "Show links between projects dialogue box on open" is not checked, the schedule will open even if it has external links.  Problem is, since that is tied to the project and not a general setting that applies to all projects, we can't change it on projects that lock up because we can't get to the options.



    Friday, July 31, 2015 3:51 PM

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  • Hi Joe,

    How many sub-projects does your program/master plan contain? This could be due to many reasons, like a project corruption, a circular reference...

    Have you tried to open each single plan separately and see if the bug occurs for one the projects? It would help identifying the culprit? Another solution would be to delete the master plan (since it is just and box with projects in it) and recreate it. Finally, have you insert the sub-projects selecting the option "link to project"? This could also trigger some unexpected behavior.

    Hope this helps,

    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller |

    Monday, August 3, 2015 8:28 AM