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Project Server 2010 - How to track time for resources that can't be added as users? RRS feed

  • Question

  • So my understanding is that for a user to utilize a timesheet, they must have an active domain account. My business owners are asking for the ability to track time for outside vendors helping with their projects/tasks, that do not have a user account on our domain. Can anyone recommend a practice for this? The business owners do not have access to Project Professional to utilize the client software, and they don't have access on the PWA site to update projects, only their own timesheets, but I can reconfigure their access if I knew what direction to go. Any and all ideas are welcome. Thank you in advance!
    Friday, February 8, 2013 5:26 PM

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  • Hi

    if you use "my Tasks" for statusing you could make some other user "Default Assignment Owner" of the vendors. By that this user will also see these tasks and can submit updates for them. (you have to modify the Assignment Owner manually in the plans for already existing assignments).

    With the timesheets you could let someone else create "Surrogate timesheets" for them.

    Or with Project Server 2010 you could create dummy user accounts for them and someone else could use the delegate feature to act for them.

    Hope that helps

    Kind regards

    Christoph


    Christoph Muelder | Senior Consultant, MCSE, MCT | SOLVIN information management GmbH, Germany

    Friday, February 8, 2013 7:24 PM