Wednesday, 4 January 2012 1:51 PM
How to turn off timesheets for users who won't be reporting time in Project Server so they won't be seeing unsubmitted timesheet messages under the reminders area in PWA? ex. Directors, Executives.
When I click on individuall user under Server Settings > Manage Users, there is an option of either selecting or diselecting a check box for "User can be assigned as a resource". If I deselect it than the "Assignment Attributes" portion of the page disapears that is booking type, standart rate, timesheet managers etc.
If I diselect this option than those users should not get unsubmitted timesheet messages under their reminders area in PWA? Am I correct?
I tried it for a test user, and I was able to change it, but then under reminder area it still says "23 unsubmitted timesheets" is it because this test user had been set up initially that it can be assigned as a resource and when you change it down the road the reminder area won't change even after selecting that this user will not be assigned as a resource?
- Edited by pawel850 Wednesday, 4 January 2012 1:53 PM
Wednesday, 4 January 2012 2:06 PMModerator
When you select the "User can be assigned as a resource" option, the system adds the new user as a resource in the Enterprise Resource Pool. This option has nothing to do with Timesheets whosoever. So, whether the option is selected or deselected has no affect on the "Unsubmitted timesheets" message your users see.
Timesheets are an "all or nothing" situation. There is no way to enable timesheets for some users and disable it for other users. On the other hand, you as the administrator should be closing old timesheet periods. If you do that, your users will see only a small number of unsubmitted timesheets on the Home page of PWA. You should probably close a timesheet period when it is one or two weeks in the past.
So, for your executives and directors, simply tell them to ignore the unsubmitted timesheets message. Or ask them to fill out a timesheet themselves! :) Hope this helps.
- Proposed As Answer by Dale Howard [MVP]MVP, Moderator Wednesday, 4 January 2012 5:10 PM
Thursday, 10 May 2012 1:14 PM
I need to uncheck the "<label accesskey="?" for="idCanBeAssigned">User can be assigned as a resource</label>" option for some users. Is it normal that after every active directory synchronization the box become check?
thanks for your help!
Friday, 11 May 2012 1:15 AMModeratorPWAAdmin --Yes, that would be normal if those users are in the AD groups that you sync with Project Server 2010 groups and with the EnterpriseResource Pool. To prevent this from happening again in the future, do the following:1. Log into PWA with administrator permissions.2. Click Server Settings > Manage Users.3. Click the name of the first user for whom you want to deselect the "User can be assigned as a resource" option to open this userfor editing.4. Deselect deselect the "User can be assigned as a resource" option.5. In the User Authentication section of the page, select the "Prevent Active Directory synchronization for this user" option.6. Click the Save button.7. Repeat steps #3-6 for every user for whom you want the AD sync routine to bypass them.Hope this helps.
- Proposed As Answer by PWAdmin Monday, 14 May 2012 11:33 AM
Monday, 14 May 2012 11:33 AM
Yes It help!
My only question is about the sync with AD. What will happen if a user change is windows password? Did you know if our users will have trouble to connect EPM?
Thanks a lot!!
Monday, 14 May 2012 11:39 AM
Hi PWAAdmin --
As long as User haven't save the credentials for the site login, shouldn't create any issue. If user has the Logon authetication for trusted site (PWA) in custom settings as Automatically login in Intranet zone, she/he will not be prompt for password.
Hoep that helps.
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- Edited by Amit Khare - Project Management Consultant Monday, 14 May 2012 11:40 AM
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