Trying to avoid tasks assigned to generic work resources from appearing in My Tasks RRS feed

  • Question

  • How/ where can I set or change the a generic resource's profile for the "Assignment Owner" field in Project Server 2007?

    I have this situation where some generic work resources default with a blank in the Assignment Owner instead of the generic resource's name that I see on the other set of generic work resources. 

    What happens is that when publishing a project file from MS Professional 2007 with such generic resources (ie., with blank in their Assignment Owner field), the assignment owner field gets populated by the person saving the project plan.  This cause tasks that have such resources assigned to display in the persons My Tasks when publishing.

    thanks in advance,


    \Spiro Theopoulos PMP, MCITP. Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 3:38 PM


All replies

  • When you open the Resource Pool with MS Project, you can add a field called
    "Default Assignment Owner."  That should get you most of the way there.

    Andrew Lavinsky [MVP] Blog: http://azlav.umtblog.com Twitter: @alavinsky
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 3:45 PM
  • Oh great.  But now I have another related problem.  When I check out the generic resources in MS Professional, It won't let me edit this Default Assignement Owner field!  help!

    \Spiro Theopoulos PMP, MCITP. Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 4:44 PM
  • Spiro --
    Refer to the following Project Server Help blog post:
    I think you will find that this blog post directly addresses your issues with Generic resource assignments.  Hope this helps.

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

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011 5:01 PM
  • Hi Dale,

    This blog you provided is excellent.  However, I am still wondering why some of my generic work resources have a "Default Assignment Owner" (while the others have a 'blank' thus causing the problem when publishing).  Is it the manner or sequence in which I add/ create these generic work resources in the resource pool have something to do with it.  If I can establish this, then I could somewhat control it so MS Project does not leave the Default Assignment Owner blank for these kind of generic resources.  Any ideas?

    \Spiro Theopoulos PMP, MCITP. Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:16 AM