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Retrieve List of projects from server - what projects are available? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is there any way of restricting which projects are visible to a project manager when they use the retrieve list of projects from server from project professional? We can prevent the projects being opened, but the names still show in the list.

    Thanks

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:59 PM

Answers

  • Mathonex --
     
    Yes, when you grant access to enterprise projects using a combination of Groups and Categories, the restrictions will flow to the Retrieve the List of All Projects list shown in the Open dialog.  If a PM does not have security access to a project, he/she will NOT see it anywhere in the Open dialog.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    • Marked as answer by Mathonex Monday, February 4, 2013 1:08 PM
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:48 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Mathonex --
     
    The default permissions for the Project Managers group only allow a project manager to see, open, and edit his/her own projects.  This restricts the list of projects very nicely.  Beyond this, you control access to projects using a combination of groups and categories.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:44 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Dale,

    We will have to use a combination for our needs, but was not sure if this also flowed down to the project names they can see when clicking on "retrieve list of projects from server" from project pro.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:40 PM
  • Mathonex --
     
    Yes, when you grant access to enterprise projects using a combination of Groups and Categories, the restrictions will flow to the Retrieve the List of All Projects list shown in the Open dialog.  If a PM does not have security access to a project, he/she will NOT see it anywhere in the Open dialog.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    • Marked as answer by Mathonex Monday, February 4, 2013 1:08 PM
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:48 PM
    Moderator