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Talk Amongst Yourselves

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I've been getting a lot of email lately with some great questions.  Rather than attempting to answer individually, I thought it best to give you a forum to ask these questions.

So, to facilitate knowledge sharing, please post your questions as a comment to this post.  Assuming it is information we can discuss publicly, we'll give you answers.  Also, we can all benefit from the knowledge gained in this dialog.

  • I would also like to add my voice to the timesheet issue.  We need to have this as elegant as possible to minimize the change control issues when deploying.  Has anyone yet come up with a way to report an ETC on the assignment level within the timesheet interface?

  • has anyone successfully install the Microsoft Office project 2007 trial? The installer hangs on every machine I've tried loading it on, causes explorer to crash.

  • i had install project server 2007 and publish the project succeed,under PWA environment,only the owner can find his task from 'my tasks',others can  find their task from resource assignment,but can't   find its in 'my tasks',why?????

  • I've posted this in the newsgroup too, but nobody wanted to respond :)  Anyways, we have a Project Server 2007 machine, and users are running XP or Vista and office professional 2007.  We also have two forests that these users can be in.  Project Server is in forest A.  Users in Forest A running Vista and XP can auth use office pro just fine against the project server.  Users in Forest B running XP can also work fine (after we've saved their forest A credentials for the PWA site and installed the CA certificate since it's a private CA).  Users in Forest B running Vista always get the "Bad certificate (CERT_REV_FAILED)(ID=0x800a1529)" error in project pro.  I've done the same steps as I've done for the XP machine (saved the credentials for PWA and imported the CA Cert).  These same users can hit the PWA site fine without any cert errors.  Any ideas on how to get this scenario to work?  Could project pro be bubbling up the wrong error?

  • Aaron: "I've posted this in the newsgroup too, but nobody wanted to respond :)  Anyways, we have a Project Server 2007 machine, and users are running XP or Vista and office professional 2007.  We also have two forests that these users can be in.  Project Server is in forest A.  Users in Forest A running Vista and XP can auth use office pro just fine against the project server.  Users in Forest B running XP can also work fine (after we've saved their forest A credentials for the PWA site and installed the CA certificate since it's a private CA).  Users in Forest B running Vista always get the "Bad certificate (CERT_REV_FAILED)(ID=0x800a1529)" error in project pro.  I've done the same steps as I've done for the XP machine (saved the credentials for PWA and imported the CA Cert).  These same users can hit the PWA site fine without any cert errors.  Any ideas on how to get this scenario to work?  Could project pro be bubbling up the wrong error?"

    Even within the same forest, I've read that authentication between trusted domains can require a shortcut trust.  So, I'm wondering whether it is possible to shortcut a forest trust with an external trust and help in your situation.

    Also, I've seen security policy differences between trusted domains prevent authentication.  The tech's told me that is what the problem was, but would not give me additional information as to the specifics.

  • I have installed PS 2007 many times in our test machine, published projects, integrated with Outlook and we are now tweaking the security. I'm not sure what happened but a couple days ago we stop reciving email notifications for new tasks or status requests and every time we try to Import New Assigment from Outlook we get the following error:

    Communicating with Server....

    and in a separate error message screen appears:

    SOAP Exception - title

    The Server was unable to process the  last request.

    All Services look OK and the event viewer has an error with event ID 5000.

    Has anybody experince this problem and more importantly does anybody know how to fix it.

    Tahnk You.

  • Two questions:

    1. We're having trouble with creating Activities ("Project Lite" or Web-based scheduling). We're unable to save and publish Activities and keep getting an error that tells us "All required fields are not complete" (or words to that effect). We do have a few required Custom Fields, but we're filling them all in and we can't figure out what is missing. Anyone else seeing this?

    2. We'd like to export a copy of the Reporting Database to let the developers go to work on it. Is there a way to do this through the PWA admin interface, or does it need to be done through SQL?

    Muchas gracias in advance!

  • Pls. help!

    I want to update timesheet from outlook, but cells in timesheet tab always are disabled.

    At the same time I can update percent of work complete on the Task management tab.

    How to enable day cells from Timesheet tab?

  • Pls. help!

    I want to update timesheet from outlook, but cells in timesheet tab always are disabled.

    At the same time I can update percent of work complete on the Task management tab.

    How to enable day cells from Timesheet tab?

  • I am unable to save Project from Project Profesional 2007 to Project Server 2007. It starst diosplaying Expexcted Wait Time xx sec and seems to he hanged.

    Any suggestion in this regards will be appreciated

  • hi all,

    my name is varun and i want to configure MSP Server and Professional 2007 but i m unable to implement it.

    hence i request you all mail me the documents regarding installing MSP Server and Professional 2007.also send me the configuration of Share Point Server Farm.

    pls mail me on varun.palija@kalpataru.com

    regards.

  • I would like to echo comments by others about the timesheet entry process having become burdensome.

    Michael Steinberg said:

    > One of the powerful features of PWA in 2003 was the simplicity of the process by which resources could enter their time.  On the one "Tasks" page, they could enter project time and administrative time, and they could enter actual work plus remaining work for project assignments... [Points regarding the importance of this and changes in 2007 deleted.]...

    1. What is the simplest recommended workflow for team members who have both project work and administrative work?

    2. Is there a simple, "one-stop" process available for these resources?

    < End quote

    jfraser said:  

    I don't have any answers, but I wanted to chime in regarding the importance of your concerns.

    We are a MS partner and expect to upgrade a decent number of clients to 2007 this year. The issues that Michael brings up look like they are going to be the big thorn in our upgrades. Time entry was already dreaded, but looks to have gotten more complicated and require more steps than previously. Our clients are very aware that this affects every user of the system and would like to see this get easier.

  • I need help getting my downloaded 180-day trial of Project Professional (ProjectProfessional.img) to open.  I'm being told it is not a valid IMG file.  What might I be doing wrong?

  • Currently we are using project server 2007.

    On PWA the current date format is MM/dd/yyyy.  I would like to change this to dd MMM yyyy, which is our company standard.

    How could this be done?

    Assistance is appreciated

  • We just recently installed Vista on a few machines including mine. Now when trying to submit a status report in MS Project Server, it won't let me! Others with Vista have experienced the same thing. It works fine on XP.

    anyone else experience this? any work arounds or setting changes we need to do in Vista to make it work?

    thanks.

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