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PS2010 and Enterprise Global Template RRS feed

  • Question

  • Through the Enterprise Global Template, can the PS Administrator customize MSP Professional 2010's fluent UI ribbon and Options for all users opening MSP via PS?  For example, if we want Organizer on the Project ribbon or we want the Entry bar to always display.  I've tried making these changes in the EGT and checked-in the EGT, logged out of MSP and logged in MSP as another user and the changes are not present.  My new view and table are there.  I won't be surprised if you tell me the ribbon and Options are user-based.

    Thanks,
    Kathy

    Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:31 PM

Answers

  • Kathy -
     
    You cannot make changes to Project Options settings in the Enterprise Global file so that these options are set autoatmically for every user in your organization.  This is simply not how the Enterprise Global file works.  Instead, a better way to think of the Enterprise Global is as your organization's "library" of custom enterprise views, tables, filters, groups, etc.  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"

    Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:58 PM
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All replies

  • Hello Kathy,

    You are correct.

    Its an user-based settings, not an enterprise option. You may achive this using macro (I guess).


    Cheers. Happy troubleshooting !!! Sriram E - MSFT Enterprise Project Management
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:32 PM
    Moderator
  • Kathy -
     
    You cannot make changes to Project Options settings in the Enterprise Global file so that these options are set autoatmically for every user in your organization.  This is simply not how the Enterprise Global file works.  Instead, a better way to think of the Enterprise Global is as your organization's "library" of custom enterprise views, tables, filters, groups, etc.  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"

    Thursday, September 23, 2010 5:58 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Kathy,

    As Sriram and Dale already mentioned, this cannot be set in the EGT using th options in the interface, but you can achieve exactly what you want using a macro. Most of the options (not all) in the options dialog box can be controlled using macro's.
    Another option could be to push these settings into the registry using a logon script (but I prefer using the macro solution).

    You can also add your own custom tab and buttons to the Ribbon interface using a macro and add it to the On_Open event (see this article to get started: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee767705.aspx)

    I hope this helps,
    Hans


    My EPM blog: Projectopolis
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:00 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, all, very helpful information.

    Friday, September 24, 2010 1:25 PM
  • Kathy --
     
    You are more than welcome, my friend!

    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, September 24, 2010 1:32 PM
    Moderator
  • Adding a question to an older post (related).   

    One of the project options is "Week starts on" which has a default - "Sunday".    I have my time periods configured in PWA for the week to start on a Monday.   Since (according to this post),  I cannot change project options with EG,  every PM would need to make this change (week starts on a monday) for every new project?   

    ~RK

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:32 PM
  • Randy --
     
    If your PMs create new projects using enterprise templates, you could set that option in each of those enterprise templates.  Beyond this, your PMs could also specify this as the default option for all new blank projects in the Project Options dialog.  That means they would not have to set this option for every new project.  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, February 21, 2012 10:20 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Dale!   Helps a great deal.   It's been awhile since I oversaw an out-of-box install (the last ones were County of San Diego & Allegheny Energy).   Still trying to get around the 2010 learning curve too.     Your books, blogs, and advice have always been extremely helpful!
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:15 PM
  • Randy --
     
    You are more than welcome for the help, my friend.  And thanks for your kind comments as well.

    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, February 22, 2012 11:13 PM
    Moderator