How to Hide an Enterprise Project Type in Project Server

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on March 20, 2014

Environment: Project Server 2010/2013 Background: When creating a new project within the Project Center, the list of available Enterprise Project Types (EPT) contains some that are not currently in use. Requirement:  A client has requested to hide the existing EPT type in the list as it is no longer needed due to internal business restructure. Solution: Insert a

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Installing SharePoint and Project Server 2013 Configuration Wizard Error: No user found

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on March 4, 2014

We were recently completing an installation of SharePoint and Project Server 2013. During the process we were utilizing an installation script, but we received the same behavior whilst utilizing the configuration wizard.  While it was trying to create a new SharePoint Configuration database the installation would fail.  Each Instance would create the shell of the

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Project Server Security Scenarios – Part 3

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on January 21, 2014

Part 2 of this blog can be read here. Scenario 5: PM to only add Generic Resources to their Project Team whereas Resource Managers should be adding specific resources. Bob the PM Should not directly be assigning actual people to its Project. Instead, he should be assigning Generic Resources. A Resource Manager can later add

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Project Server Security Scenarios – Part 1

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on January 14, 2014

In this blog series, we will talk about implementing some specific security requirements in Microsoft Project Server 2010 / 2013. We assume that you already have some basic idea about Groups, Categories & Permissions but if that’s not the case, you can learn about Project Server 2010 Security Model (also applicable on Project Server 2013)

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Project Online – What it Does and Doesn’t Do

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on November 19, 2013

Though Microsoft Project online is less than a year old, and at the time of writing this, not yet launched in Australia, it is based on a proven Microsoft Project Server technology which has come a long way over the last decade and has kept pace with demands of maturing PPM practice worldwide. Being nascent

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The Server Farm Account Should Not Be Used For Other Services

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on October 30, 2013

Summary: As a good practice, the account that is used to run the SharePoint 2010 Timer service and other system services in the SharePoint farm should not be used for other services in the farm. Cause: The farm account, which is used for the SharePoint 2010 timer service and the Central Administration site, is highly privileged and

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TechEd 2013 Download

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on September 12, 2013

TechEd, Microsoft’s Premiere Event for IT Professionals & Enterprise Developers on the Gold Coast  this year was quite interesting. Here are a few “nuggets of goodness” and interesting things I am taking away from the sessions and conversations  this year at TechEd; App Development – looks like we are going back to simpler technologies for better

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How to Pass a Static Date in Task Type Calculated Field in MS Project

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on July 25, 2013

Solution: Below are the Microsoft Project functions that can be used to pass the static date value in the Task Date type formulae field. ProjDateValue(“10/12/84″)) CDate(“10/12/84″)) Note: MS Project 2010 doesn’t accept any year earlier than 1984, however, this issue has been fixed in MS Project 2013. We hope this quick fix helps you.


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How to Upload Files to a SharePoint Document Library Using PowerShell Script

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on May 21, 2013

# create the Variable Path and Pass the source folder path $path = “D:\Source File\”; # create the Variable destination and pass the URL of the SharePoint List $destination = “http://projectserver14:99/PWA/SharePointListURL/“; # Store the current user default credentials in the Variable Credentials $credentials = [System.Net.CredentialCache]::DefaultCredentials; # Create the object of the Webclient $webclient = New-Object

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Error Code (2058): New Project Has Been Created Successfully, But Failed to Publish

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on April 2, 2013

Error: Your new <Project Name> has been created successfully, but failed to publish and will not be listed in the Project Center. For more information on the failure, visit the My Queue Jobs page or contact your administrator. Queue Error Details: Datasets: ProjectDataSet Table ProjectResource Row: RES_UID=’ef1d05bf-1aa2-4268-a052-40aa14bfbfd9′ PROJ_UID=’9ef874f5-9b0b-4c8f-90f0-0bcac9e3ea32′ Error rsResourceCannotAddLocalWithSameNameAsEnterprise (2058) – column RES_UID Row:

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