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Project Server 2013, how can a team of three all manage the same project? RRS feed

  • Question

  • These three individuals are all of the same skill and perform a similar scheduling role. The project belongs equally to all of them. I need the publish and update mechanism to respond equally to all of them. I used to use a project account that they shared but this no longer works.
    Friday, June 14, 2013 8:07 PM

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  • Hi there,

    I cant think of an easy way to do this, one option if using windows auth you could create a generic AD user account, add this the PWA in the correct security group. Set the project PM to this "generic user" and set the status manager to this same acocunt. Then who ever logs on with this account will see the task updates etc.

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    • Marked as answer by Toomanyhats Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:54 PM
    Friday, June 14, 2013 8:19 PM
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  • I agree, I'm not sure how team tasks will help you. Using the generic AD account should work, users just run IE as a different user and enter the credentials of the generic user. Paul

    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    • Marked as answer by Toomanyhats Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:53 PM
    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:06 PM
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All replies

  • Hi there,

    I cant think of an easy way to do this, one option if using windows auth you could create a generic AD user account, add this the PWA in the correct security group. Set the project PM to this "generic user" and set the status manager to this same acocunt. Then who ever logs on with this account will see the task updates etc.

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    • Marked as answer by Toomanyhats Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:54 PM
    Friday, June 14, 2013 8:19 PM
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  • true but each user logs into their pc as their own windows account. The option to change user account takes us out to windows live I believe that is the only option?
    Monday, June 17, 2013 12:11 PM
  • Hi Toomanyhats

    I think you should use the "Team Tasks" feature available in Server 2013 as well.

    Assign work to a team

    Thanks


    Manish

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:04 AM
  • why do you say Manish. Each task is explicitly set to a single user. What is too gain by "team"?
    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:57 PM
  • I agree, I'm not sure how team tasks will help you. Using the generic AD account should work, users just run IE as a different user and enter the credentials of the generic user. Paul

    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    • Marked as answer by Toomanyhats Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:53 PM
    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:06 PM
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  • Just to finish up.

    I put the PWA server in the IE Intranet security group, removed the default settings for that and set it to advanced. Changed the Medium level to custom and set Prompt for Username and Password. I put the rest of our intranet in the Trusted Sites group. To make this fool proof you login to PWA then Open the Project from there. Opening Project Pro on it's own will show the Logged in user at the top right. But the Status Manager shows up on tasks as the Generic which previously edited the Project. This is all very bad of course but does work. It would be much better if Project Pro could use FBA. And the change account dropdown in Project Pro would allow something other than Live ID.

    Monday, June 24, 2013 7:52 PM
  • And the final best solution.

    Generic AD account.

    Run IE as different user (user the Generic AD user), browse to PWA projects and select the project -> Open -> In Microsoft Project for Editing.

    I created a "Project Center" view for this generic user that contains only the single multi managed project, so the users don't have to scroll and pick.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:31 PM