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Multi Level Approvals - Resource Manager denied access to approve timesheet RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to use mult-level approval approvals in Project Server 2010. I'm using this guide for project server 2007, as the feature appears to not change between the two. So I have Team Member A, Resource Manager A and Senior Manager A as instructed.

    Resource Manager A has the Resource Manager default permissions for the My Resources catagory and the global permissions. Resource Manager A is not in the Resource Manager group, but rather in a custom Timesheet Reviewer group as instructed. The Senior Manager A is in the Resource Manager group. The referenced guide directs me to do this, because the user with the Resource Manager group access is the last one to approve in the multi-level approval process.

    So now for the permissions which appears to be the issue that denies Resource Manager A access to view & approve. Again I'm using the project server default permissions for the Groups and Catagories. The referenced guide also says UNcheck "Approve Timesheets", so I was sure that I did that as well. Still the Resource Manager A get's "Access Denied" when attempting to view the timesheet submitted by Team Member A.

    The permissions for "View Approvals" and "Accept Timesheets" are still checked per the default project server permission

    What could be denying Resource Manager A access the ability to at least view the timesheet submitted by Team Member A?

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:19 PM

Answers

  • dovendaven --

    Are you absolutely certain that you set the permissions in the custom Timesheet Reviewer group using the Resource Managers security template?  You must do this for both the Category and for Global Permissions.  The fact that the RM gets an "Access Denied" message indicates that the permissions are not properly set in this group.  Beyond this, another possible cause would be if the RM is in another security group that as a Denied permission set.  If the RM in question is a member of multiple groups, you might try removing the RM from all other security groups to see if this helps.  Let us know and we will try to help.

     


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
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    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:17 PM
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  • dovendaven --

    Are you absolutely certain that you set the permissions in the custom Timesheet Reviewer group using the Resource Managers security template?  You must do this for both the Category and for Global Permissions.  The fact that the RM gets an "Access Denied" message indicates that the permissions are not properly set in this group.  Beyond this, another possible cause would be if the RM is in another security group that as a Denied permission set.  If the RM in question is a member of multiple groups, you might try removing the RM from all other security groups to see if this helps.  Let us know and we will try to help.

     


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

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12:17 PM
    Moderator
  • Appreciate the response Dale. I've double checked to see if it's both the catagory and global permissions. I still haven't figured it out and am sure it will be one of those "ah ha!" moments when I do...
    Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:55 PM
  • dovendaven --

    Be sure and let us know what is the cause of your issue.  Thanks!


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

    Friday, April 1, 2011 1:08 AM
    Moderator