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cannot assign task to resources project server 2010

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  • Hi

    I am evaluating Project Server 2010 after having used Project Profrssional for some time.

    I have installed it and got the PWA created.

    I have created a brief "Hello World" project with half a dozen tasks.

    I have pressed the BUILD Team button, and assigned all resources to the project.

    HOWEVER, when editing the project tasks, on the RESOURCE field, it is greyed out, no drop down, no possiblity to create new resource, nothing..

    What am I doing wrong?

    Mike


    Mike Kolling
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:23 PM

Answers

  • Michael --

    On the Resource ribbon, try clicking the Assign Resources button to display the Assign Resources dialog.  From there you can select any task and use the dialog to assign resources.  Alternately, you can also display the View ribbon and select the Details checkbox in the Split View section of the Ribbon.  This will display the Task Entry view with the Gantt Chart displayed in the top pane, and the Task Form displayed in the bottom pane. Select any task in the top pane and then assign the resources in the bottom pane.  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, July 19, 2011 12:26 PM
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  • Michael --

    On the Resource ribbon, try clicking the Assign Resources button to display the Assign Resources dialog.  From there you can select any task and use the dialog to assign resources.  Alternately, you can also display the View ribbon and select the Details checkbox in the Split View section of the Ribbon.  This will display the Task Entry view with the Gantt Chart displayed in the top pane, and the Task Form displayed in the bottom pane. Select any task in the top pane and then assign the resources in the bottom pane.  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, July 19, 2011 12:26 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi

    Is that not in the Project Professional Client?

    I dont have a Resource Ribbon in PWA?

    Mike


    Mike Kolling
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:28 PM
  • Mike --

    Yes, those features are in Microsoft Project Professional 2010.  In order to use Microsoft Project with Project Server 2010, you will need to create a Project Server login account.  After creating this account, you will need to exit the software and relaunch it, and then connect to Project Server.  From there you can open the project and use the commands I mentioned.  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, July 19, 2011 12:31 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi

    From what you are saying, this is not possible within the Web Browser part of PWA? (only the Project client)

    I thought as I had created the project in PWA, that I would be able to either pull resource from Server or Create new resource.

    Mike


    Mike Kolling
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:35 PM
  • Mike --

    I am assuming you have added resources to the Enterprise Resource Pool in your Project Server 2010 system.  Correct me if I am wrong.  After you built your project team with enterprise resources, did you click the Save and Close button or did you click only the Close button?  If you didn't click the Save and Close button, your resources were not saved in the project team.  Try clicking the Build Team button again to confirm that you do see your project team members in the list on the far right side of the page.

    If your project team members are still listed on the right side of the page, click the Save and Close button to return to your project.  Now, select any task OTHER THAN the first task in the project, which is the Project Summary Task (aka Task 0 or Row 0).  The system does not allow you to assign any resources except Budget Cost and Budget Work resources to the Project Summary Task.  So, select any regular task in your project and the Resource Names column will show you the list of resources that you added to your project team.  You can assign them to the task by selecting the checkbox to the left of the resource's name.  Keep in mind, however, that the PWA system automatically assigns each resource at 100% Units, assuming that the team member will work full-time on the task.  If you need to specify a Units value less than 100% to show part-time work, then you MUST use Microsoft Project Professional 2010 for assigning resources.

    Furthermore, you CANNOT add resources to your Project Server 2010 system using the Project Center page.  You must user either the Resource Center page or the Manage Users page for this purpose.  Beyond this, a major limitation of using the PWA interface to manage projects is that you cannot save a Baseline for your project.  Again, you must use Microsoft Project Professional 2010 to baseline your project.

    Let us know if 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, July 19, 2011 2:44 PM
    Moderator
  • What I believe Mike is saying is that he is not capable of assigning a resource to a task in his browser because the control doesn't appear for him. I am currently facing the same issue with IE8. It works fine with IE7 however.

    I've done this:

    1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
    2. Click the Internet zone.
    3. Click Custom Level.
    4. In the Security Settings – Internet Zone dialog box, click Enable for Active Scripting in the Scripting section.
    5. Click the Back button to return to the previous page, and then click the Refresh button to run scripts.

    And also did this:

    Start > Run...
    In the Run box, type in (without quotes) "regsvr32 jscript.dll"

    And also did this in the web browser Security settings

    Scripting
    Active scripting: Enable
    Allow Programatic clipboard access: Enable
    Allow status bar updates via script: Enable
    Allow websites to prompt for information using scripted window: Enable
    Enable XSS filter: Enable
    Scripting of Java applets: Enable

    Still can't get it to work, yet...

    Claude

    Friday, October 14, 2011 7:38 PM
  • Installing the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB974455) enabled the control. The Resource Names dropdown list now works. I can assign resources to tasks in PWA 2010.

    Without the CU, I could see the down arrow. The box was not grayed out. I could simply not see the drop down dialog.

    It can be found here:

    IE8-WindowsXP-KB974455-x86-ENU.exe from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8799159D-DF69-49F6-9DB5-49147690CE0C&displaylang=e&displaylang=en

    Claude

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:21 PM