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Project server 2013 how to assign view task update permission to a user RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Project Server 2013, the publisher(project manager) has permission to accept task update in the PWA. Is there any way to give other user the view task update or accept task update permission for this project? 
    Monday, July 7, 2014 2:17 AM

Answers

  • Hi Anna,

    You didn't miss any step. The status owner field has the particularity to display only 2 values: the current status owner (project creator in your case) and the current user (the one currently opening the file). Thus the status owner has to be updated by the resource itself that wants to approve the given tasks updates.

    See this excellent post from Rolly Perreaux:

    http://rollyperreaux.com/how-to-changetransfer-the-project-manager-of-a-project-in-microsoft-project-server-2010/


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MCP, MCTS |

    • Marked as answer by Anna Ruan Tuesday, July 8, 2014 1:12 AM
    Monday, July 7, 2014 10:58 AM
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All replies

  • Hi Anna,

    The task update approver for all project's assignments is by default the status manager who is the project creator. But this can be changed by assignment changing the value of the status manager column in MS Project Pro. Meaning that you can specify who will receive the task update for approval.

    Note that only 1 single user can approve a task update.

    See reference below:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-help/status-manager-task-field-HA010167477.aspx


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MCP, MCTS |

    Monday, July 7, 2014 2:42 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your prompt answer. It is really helpful. However, when i try to change the status manager using Project Professional 2013, only the project creator is listed as a selection. No other user is listed. Do I miss any step? Thanks advance for your help!

    Monday, July 7, 2014 9:05 AM
  • Hi Anna,

    You didn't miss any step. The status owner field has the particularity to display only 2 values: the current status owner (project creator in your case) and the current user (the one currently opening the file). Thus the status owner has to be updated by the resource itself that wants to approve the given tasks updates.

    See this excellent post from Rolly Perreaux:

    http://rollyperreaux.com/how-to-changetransfer-the-project-manager-of-a-project-in-microsoft-project-server-2010/


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MCP, MCTS |

    • Marked as answer by Anna Ruan Tuesday, July 8, 2014 1:12 AM
    Monday, July 7, 2014 10:58 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Guillaume,

    Thanks again for your great sharing. One more question, is there any way for a user except the status manager to see the task update. We don't need to handle these updates. We only want to see these updates. Do Portfolio Managers have the permission to do so? Or is there any default view for it? Great appreciation for you.

    Regards,

    Anna

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014 1:18 AM