Alerts and Reminder menu option Project Server 2016 not available RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have setup a fresh project server 2016 with the intention to migrate from 2013. In my test environment i am doing little configurations and user acceptance tests. now everything seems to work fine but i cannot sent e-mail notifications to resources. in the server settings menu under the operational policies i cannot find menu item Alerts and Reminders, so its obvious i cannot configure nothing there. i was wondering if anyone can help me out here. maybe there is a power-shell command-let i can use to enable this option?? here is an image to illustrate my issue.

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:26 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    you need to enable notifications at the bottom of "Additional Server Settings". This option was moved with version 2016.

    Does that help?

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:27 PM
  • i already enabled that and even restarted the servers without success. 
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:36 PM
  • Hi,

    I thought you was looking for that.

    Did you configure SMPT settings in Central Administration / System Settings / Configure outgoing e-mail settings?


    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:47 PM
  • yes i configured outgoing e-mail option in the sharepointfarm.

    is there anything else i could do??

    these same settings work fine on my 2013 sharepoint farm. 
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:23 PM
  • I have exactly the same issue. I have configured outgoing email settings in Central Admin, enabled notifications from PWA but resources are not receiving emails.

    Nor I see notification tries in the Project Server Queue as it happened in 2013.

    Rene Alvarez

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:46 PM
  • Hi,

    so both of you don't see "Notifications" in queue? If "Notifications" is displayed in queue but no emal is received, I can only suggest to check ULS for more information.

    Sorry, I have currently no more ideas.


    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:08 PM
  • First verify that SMTP is working properly and can send email.  If not, then fix this.

    Firewalls should be opened as required and SMTP services should be running.  

    Second verify that email is working in SharePoint.  Setup a notification for a task list or something similar.  If email not working, then SharePoint email is not setup properly.   

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:28 AM
  • hi Again, thanks for your replies so far, they helped a lot. 

    i tested outgoing mail and it seems the problem is with the exchange certificate.

    can you tell me the meaning of this error core 0X6??

     SSL policy errors have been encountered.  Error code '0x6'..

    then i may know what to look at.

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:56 PM
  • Hello Diego

    That would be a good question to post to the Exchange Forum.

    Michael Wharton, MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
    Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com
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    Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:24 PM
  • Hello Diego. In my case the problem was a rule on the email server (not Exchange). Apparently Microsoft forgot to specify that those alerts and reminders depend only upon SharePoint outgoing email configuration so you do not need to check for something else in the farm.

    It is useful also to use powershell cmdlet Send-MailMessage to substitute Telnet traditional commands and check if your servers are working.

    It seems that emails usually fail because network errors or misconfigurations on the email servers.

    Hope you solve yours as well.

    Rene Alvarez

    Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:26 PM
  • Hello Diego,

    Did you ever find an answer to your issue. I am getting the same error.


    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 3:11 PM
  • In Project Server 2016, the steps to configure Alerts and Reminders have been changed and the Alerts and Reminders option is now not located in `Central Administration` below `Operational Policies` as it was in Project Server 2013.

    To configure Alerts and Reminders, you should

    -Configure outgoing e-mail settings in SharePoint Server 2016.
    - Configure Email Settings in Project Server 2016: Turn on notifications.
    - Manage My Alerts and Reminders in Personal Settings

    For the detail steps, check Project Server 2016: Missing Alerts and Reminders Settings

    Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:23 PM
  • Try reviewing all the items for setting up email in this link


    Michael Wharton, Project MVP, MBA, PMP and a Great Guy <br/> Website http://www.WhartonComputer.com <br/> Blog http://MyProjectExpert.com contains my field notes and SQL queries

    Thursday, January 3, 2019 5:25 AM