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Can you transfer a calender to the Enterprise Global from a MSP 2010 local file? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm attempting to set up custom calendars in the PWA.  I've found where you can copy the standard and edit manually, but I already have the calendars created in a local MSP file.  Is there any way to use the organizer to copy over the additional calendars without manually recreating?
    Thursday, December 1, 2011 8:45 PM

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  • Breanne --

    Yes, this is VERY possible to do, but before you can do this you must change a default security setting in Project Server 2010.  To change this setting, do the following:

    1.  Log into PWA with administrator permissions.
    2.  Click Server Settings > Additional Server Settings.
    3.  SELECT the "Allow projects to use local base calendars" option.
    4.  Click the Save button.

    With this option enabled, continue with the following steps:

    5.  Launch Project Professional 2010 and log in to Project Server with administrator permissions.
    6.  Open the local (non-enterprise) project containing the additional calendars you want to import.
    7.  Click the Change Working Time button on the Project ribbon.
    8.  In the Change Working Time dialog, click the "For calendar" pick list and select a custom local Base calendar.
    9.  Click the Add Calendar to Enterprise button.
    10.  In the Add to Enterprise dialog, enter a new name that conforms to your organizational standard for naming base calendars and then click the OK button.
    11.  Repeat steps #8-10 as needed.
    12.  Click the OK button to close the Change Working Time dialog.

    After completing steps steps #5-12, revert to the default setting for the "Allow projects to use local base calendars" option you changed in steps #1-4.  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, December 1, 2011 9:07 PM
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  • Breanne --

    Yes, this is VERY possible to do, but before you can do this you must change a default security setting in Project Server 2010.  To change this setting, do the following:

    1.  Log into PWA with administrator permissions.
    2.  Click Server Settings > Additional Server Settings.
    3.  SELECT the "Allow projects to use local base calendars" option.
    4.  Click the Save button.

    With this option enabled, continue with the following steps:

    5.  Launch Project Professional 2010 and log in to Project Server with administrator permissions.
    6.  Open the local (non-enterprise) project containing the additional calendars you want to import.
    7.  Click the Change Working Time button on the Project ribbon.
    8.  In the Change Working Time dialog, click the "For calendar" pick list and select a custom local Base calendar.
    9.  Click the Add Calendar to Enterprise button.
    10.  In the Add to Enterprise dialog, enter a new name that conforms to your organizational standard for naming base calendars and then click the OK button.
    11.  Repeat steps #8-10 as needed.
    12.  Click the OK button to close the Change Working Time dialog.

    After completing steps steps #5-12, revert to the default setting for the "Allow projects to use local base calendars" option you changed in steps #1-4.  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, December 1, 2011 9:07 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you sooooo much!  Got it on the first try!
    Thursday, December 1, 2011 9:29 PM
  • Breanne --

    You are more than welcome for the help, 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"

    Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi BreanneJ,
     
    Next time, please try posting on the Project Server General Questions and Answers forum:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/projectserver2010general.  Please see FAQ Item: 52 Find a Forum.   FAQs, companion products and other useful Project information can be seen at this web address:  http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm
     
    Mike Glen
    Project MVP
    Friday, December 2, 2011 10:21 AM
    Moderator