MSP2003 calendars through web access RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    My company deployed Microsoft Project 2003 server, and would like to know if it is possible to access the resources calendars without using the Project application.

    We are in a deployment where only top managers and project leaders use the Project application. All other team members use Web Access only.

    We wish to use the resource calendars so that people inform the company about the days they are out of office. Ideally, they would have to do so through Web Access, but we cannot find a way to display the calendar in the web interfaces.

    Is it possible?

    Is there another way to access resource calendars without installing Project Profesionnal on every user's machine?

    Thanks for your answers.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:58 AM


  • OliAnt --
    No, there is no way to display resource calendars in PWA.  In addition, you definitely should NOT give everyone a copy of Microsoft Project 2003.  The best way to handle your situation is to have team members submit their planned vacation time to either the Project Server administrator or to someone who plays the role of Resource Manager, and then that person will enter the planned vacation time on the resource�??s calendar in the Enterprise Resource Pool.
    I realize that this is not the answer you are seeking, but keep in mind that you are using software that is now nearly 10 years old, and which is not nearly as robust as the 2007 and 2010 versions of Project Server.  In fact, the Project Server 2007 and 2010 versions of the software would allow your organization to do what you seek.  Using either system, resources would fill out a future timesheet with their planned vacation time, and then submit it to their functional manager for approval.  Once the functional manager approves the vacation request, the nonworking time is automatically added to the team member�??s resource calendar in the Enterprise Resource Pool.
    Hope this helps.

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

    • Proposed as answer by PWMatherMVP Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:32 PM
    • Marked as answer by OliAnt Wednesday, August 22, 2012 2:43 PM
    Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:16 PM