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Project Manager unable to create Meeting Workspace in PWA RRS feed

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  • Hi All,

    We are using Project Server 2010, where we have a PWA site. There is a group named "Project Manager" under which we had provided category and global permissions as required in our project. The issue we are facing is that neither any user of Project Manager group nor Owner of the project is not able to create Meeting Workspace from their project sites.

    This issue can be resolved if provide "Manage SharePoint Foundation" Administrative privileges to the respective user or group. But we cannot provide such privileges as it enhances permission level for the user or group making them kind of partial Administrator giving them rights to Delete Project Sites. Also not only they can manage "Project Site Provisioning Settings" but can access many areas of PWA instance which should be restricted for all users except Administrator.

    Is there a way by which we can provide rights to Project Manager group or any individual user to have rights only to create Meeting Workspace?

    Thanks.


    Vinay Gupta

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:16 AM

All replies

  • Hi Vinay--

    By Default the Project Manager group doesn't have the permissions to create a subsite of project site.
    PWA> Site Action> Site Permissions> Permissions Level >click the Project Managers (Microsoft Project server) -
    Url might be similar to below one- Replace servername with the server you are using:
    http://ServerName/PWA/_layouts/editrole.aspx?role=Project%20Managers%20%28Microsoft%20Project%20Server%29

    Under the section, Site permissions, Check the "Create Subsites  -  Create subsites such as team sites, Meeting Workspace sites, and Document Workspace sites".

    This will allow project managers to create a Subsites  or project site. You can also set this individual user but the permission sync during the project publish, it will be lost.

    Does that help?


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    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:58 AM
  • Hi Amit,

    Thanks for your response but this is not permanent solution for Project Sites.

    The reason is that Project Sites have their own permission set which is not inherited by PWA. Further even if we make changes to the Project Site permission level and make a template of that site to be used for next creation, that permission does not get included in the template. The permission for Project Sites are driven independently.

    Thanks.


    Vinay Gupta

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:25 PM
  • Hi Vinay--

    This is a known fact that permissions are not included in Template & the solution what I provided gives access to PM to create a workspace.
    As you said that "The permission for Project Sites are driven independently." the fact is "Project Server 2010 groups and SharePoint Server 2010 are synchronized when a project is published".

    Project workspace security groups "Project Managers " are equal to the SharePoint Server 2010 security groups of Design. Out of box, they don't have the create site permissions so if you give the Create site to Project Managers (Microsoft Project Server), they should be able to create subsites.
    When a project is published,  a project workspace site is created. You can configure Project Server 2010 to automatically synchronize Microsoft Project Web App (PWA) users with Project sites when they are created, when projects are published, and when user permissions change in PWA.


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    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:51 PM
  • Hi Amit,

    Yes I am aware about the automatic sync setting as well and I had checked the check-box for the same in Project Site Provisioning Settings. But still it is not taking that permission setting in templates of Project Site. That is the major concern. The only option I am left with is either provide a Global setting (which definitely we do not want to be provided) or manually provide permissions to every project site as per requirement.

    Thanks.


    Vinay Gupta

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:32 PM