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Disable 'creating a new task' from within PWA RRS feed

  • Question

  • LS

    Using the New Task option on the My Tasks page in PWA offers the choice of adding an existing task or creating a new one and adding it to the GANTT.

    what are the options to dis-able the 'create new task' feature and is there an option to make this feature a function of the security group a staff member is part of.

    Texas Tonie

    Monday, December 20, 2010 6:03 PM

Answers

  • Texas Tonie --
     
    For this example, let’s assume that you want to disable the “Create new task” functionality for members of the Team Members group.  To do this, your Project Server administrator would need to do the following:
    1. Log into PWA with Administrator permissions.
    2. Click the Server Settings link in the Quick Launch menu.
    3. Click the Manage Groups link in the Security section of the Server Settings page.
    4. Click the Team Members group to open it for editing.
    5. In the Categories section of the page, click the My Tasks category.
    6. In the Permissions for My Tasks data grid, deselect the Allow setting for the Create New Task or Assignment permission.
    7. Click the Save button.
    Use this example to control the permissions for the Create New Task functionality in any security Group you wish.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
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    "We write the books on Project Server"

    • Marked as answer by Texas Tonie Wednesday, January 5, 2011 8:34 PM
    Monday, December 20, 2010 8:30 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Check the Security Category permissions....you'll see the option to control
    security on who can create new tasks or not.
     
     

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Twitter: @alavinsky Blog: http://blogs.catapultsystems.com/epm
    Monday, December 20, 2010 6:32 PM
    Moderator
  • Texas Tonie --
     
    For this example, let’s assume that you want to disable the “Create new task” functionality for members of the Team Members group.  To do this, your Project Server administrator would need to do the following:
    1. Log into PWA with Administrator permissions.
    2. Click the Server Settings link in the Quick Launch menu.
    3. Click the Manage Groups link in the Security section of the Server Settings page.
    4. Click the Team Members group to open it for editing.
    5. In the Categories section of the page, click the My Tasks category.
    6. In the Permissions for My Tasks data grid, deselect the Allow setting for the Create New Task or Assignment permission.
    7. Click the Save button.
    Use this example to control the permissions for the Create New Task functionality in any security Group you wish.  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"

    • Marked as answer by Texas Tonie Wednesday, January 5, 2011 8:34 PM
    Monday, December 20, 2010 8:30 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello Andrew, I want to keep the option for staf to add existing tasks and drop the option to make up a new task out of thin air and add that to the GANTT through PWA.

    Under New-Task you have 2 options - how can I shut down where it says 'New Task' and keep in existence where it says 'Existing Task'.

    I hope that helps clarify.

    TT

    Monday, December 20, 2010 8:52 PM
  • Hi Dale,

     On similar lines as this post. Can i control the team member to edit only hours which are equal or less than planned work and not allow team member enter more than the planned hours.

    Please advise

    thanks

    mp

    Monday, March 12, 2012 9:29 AM