Project Server 2010 - Open mpp file save by another PM RRS feed

  • Question

  • In Project Server 2010, how can Project Manager number two open an mpp saved by Project Manager number one - not published, just saved.  The saved file does not show up anywhere except in the "delete enterprise objects" area (so, we know it is there).  And, of course Project Manager 1 can see and open it at will.


    Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:20 PM

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  • Hi Collin,

    If you log on as an administrator you will be able to see it in project professional when connecting to the server environment. You will be able to edit your project server permission model to allow other project server groups access to see these unpublished projects in project pro if required.



    Paul Mather | Twitter | | CPS

    Thursday, October 18, 2012 10:26 PM
  • Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the answer.  That is the behavior that I expected.  But, no such luck.  I am a full administrator and another PM created and saved a handful of schedules.  If I go to Professional, to Open and then to "Retrieve the list..." and I do not see them (whether the store radio button is "Working" or "Published").  But, if I go to PWA, then the projects are listed in the "Delete Enterprise Objects" screen but I can't see them anywhere else in PWA (and didn't expect to).


    Friday, October 19, 2012 6:05 PM
  • Hi there,

    Does your Project Server admin group still have the My Organisation cat still associated? Does the Admin group and my org category still have the default permissions (everything enabled)? If not, make sure the security category associated with the Admin group has 'All current and future projects in Project Server database' enabled. Then you should be able to see all projects in Project server unless you have an archive type category where you deny access etc.



    Paul Mather | Twitter | | CPS

    Saturday, October 20, 2012 10:34 AM
  • Collin --
    If the project were published, all PM1 would need to do is to open the project in Microsoft Project 2010 and then click File > Info > Manage Permissions, then set up special custom permissions for PM2.  If the project is not published, then your Project Server administrator would need to create a custom security Category granting access to the project in question, add it to User account for PM2, and then set the appropriate permissions to allow PM2 to open and edit the project.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Saturday, October 20, 2012 3:06 PM
  • Hi,

    We faced similar situation here in our office, we then thought of a work around.

    There can be two options in order to address this:

    1. Put the resources as ‘proposed’ in booking type and publish the project,  it will not send any emails communication from project server. PM 2 can view the project and make any amendments.

    1. Publish the project before adding any resources. This way,  PM 1 will keep on adding the tasks and PM2 will get the latest plan any time to see, when he/she will open the project  ‘edit in Project Professional’  from Project Center.  And when plan get finalized, latest copy is can be published again to share it with all relevant resources,


    R A A

    Monday, October 22, 2012 11:03 AM