Are Your Project Details Not Available to Team Members in Project 2010?


My Advisicon colleague Manmeet ‘Meeta’ Chaudhari, Project MVP told me the following:

In Project Server 2007 the default permissions allows Team Member to view the project and its details. It is important for a team member to be able to see the details of all the tasks for the projects where they are involved. They might have to work on tasks that depend on tasks to be done by other resources. In this way they can also see whether these tasks are progressing as planned and thereby give the team members an overall picture without having to consult the project manager every time they need to know.

However, in Project Server 2010 there is a slight change in the way permissions are managed, especially because of Demand Management and Governance Workflow.

Thus, by default Team Members in Project 2010 are NOT allowed to view Project Details as opposed to Project Server 2007. To be able to view project schedule in PWA, a user needs “Open project” in group-category permission AND “New Project” in global permissions. Or “Open project” and “Edit project summary fields”.

To enable these permissions:

  1. In the PWA, under the quick launch bar click on Server Settings.
  2. On the Server Settings page, under Security click on Manage Groups.
  3. On Manage Groups page click on Team Members.
  4. Under Categories section, click on My Tasks. Under Permission for My tasks Allow “Open Project” permission.
  5. Under Global Permission ensure “New Project” is enabled.
  6. Click Save button.

Enabling such permission can give additional privileges to the Team member. Thus Microsoft has released a hotfix which can fix this issue.

The hotfix is available at

Thanks Meeta!



Tim Cermak, MBA, PMP


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