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  • Where is the most efficient place to rename a project (and its site) in Project Server 2010?

    Thanks

    Saturday, April 7, 2012 10:03 AM

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  • Hi there,

    Please see the following guides (2007 method is the same as 2010):

    http://www.projectserverexperts.com/ProjectServerFAQKnowledgeBase/RenameProject.aspx

    Project site see steps below:

    Go to the project site

    Click Site Actions > Site settetings, Under look and feel click Title, Description and Icon. Here you can change the site title and URL to match the new name as required.

    Thanks

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by WLID1966 Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:48 PM
    Saturday, April 7, 2012 6:03 PM
  • WLID1966 --
     
    My personal preference is to use Microsoft Project 2010 for this.  To rename a project and its Project Site, do the following:
     
    1.  Launch Microsoft Project 2010 and connect to Project Server.
    2.  Click File > Open.
    3.  Double-click the Retrieve the list of all projects from Project Server line to view all projects that you have permission to see and open.
    4.  Right-click on the project in question and then select the Rename item on the shortcut menu.
    5.  When Microsoft Project 2010 places the project name in editing mode, rename the project, and then click the OK button.
    6.  In the confirmation dialog, click the OK button.
    7.  Press the F5 function key to see the new name for the project in the Draft database.
    8.  Open the project for editing.
    9.  Save and publish the project.
     
    The last step will save the new name of the project in the Published and Reporting databases, and will change the name of the Project Site as well.  The only thing you CANNOT do using any method is to change the URL of the Project Site.  It will always retain the old name of the project.  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"

    • Proposed as answer by HFprojects Wednesday, May 8, 2013 6:41 AM
    Saturday, April 7, 2012 11:23 PM
  • Hi Dale,

    I believe you can edit the Project Site URL on the Title, Description and Icon page (Site actions > Site Settings from the Project Site) then use the Edit Site Address option in PWA > Server Settings > Project Sites to update Project Server's reference for the Project Site to the new URL.

    Hope that helps

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com

    • Marked as answer by WLID1966 Sunday, April 8, 2012 6:45 AM
    Saturday, April 7, 2012 11:38 PM
  • Paul --
     
    Thanks for sharing an additional thought about this!  :)

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Sunday, April 8, 2012 12:22 AM
  • I have been renaming projects in Project Server 2010 in the following way:

    1. Open the project in MS Project Professional
    2. Change the name of the project in File - Project Information - Advanced Properties - Title
    3. Delete the project in PWA
    4. Save the project (File - Save) and give it the same name as in titel
    5. Publish the project
    Sunday, November 11, 2012 2:28 PM
  • HFProjects --
     
    I think you are going to way too much work, my friend!
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:31 PM
  • Yes and no. We both open the project, change the name (either by rename or my way) and save and publish. My extra step is to delete the project but I prefer that because I feel more in control. And aren't PMs supposed to be control freaks?

    Monday, November 12, 2012 8:38 AM
  • HFprojects --
     
    Why are you deleting the project?  That is the step I do not get.  What are you trying to accomplish?  And yes, I guess PMs need to be control freaks.  :)
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Monday, November 12, 2012 1:24 PM
  • After entering 20 projects onto PWA we decided to introduce a naming convention. This meant that each project had to be renamed which, in my case, meant deleting the old one on PWA and saving it with the new name.
    Monday, November 12, 2012 2:27 PM
  • HFprojects --
     
    If you rename the project using the steps I detailed previously, and then publish the project, this renames the project in PWA as well.  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"

    Monday, November 12, 2012 3:22 PM
  • Yes it does. I tried it and it works. 

    Thanks!

    Monday, November 12, 2012 9:21 PM
  • Hi HFprojects,

    I would recommend NOT to do a "save as" and delete the original project.

    If you do so, you will loose any pending (saved or submitted) task updates, because they are bound to the original assignment UIDs and you will get new UIDs by doing a save as.

    I prefer the renaming in PWA to using Project Professional. I have seen cases where the project was named differently in draft and published database afterwards. I have never been able to reproduce it actively, but I prefer to be on the safe side....

    Regards

    Christoph

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:12 PM
  • That is a good point. Originally I wanted to rename the project in PWA but couldn't see where do it.

    Hessel

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:42 PM