Project Server 2010 - Owner of project is automatically changed to Administrator RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    We noticed that the Owner of some projects is automatically changed to Administrator. The original owners are different users with Role of Project Manager. The users have not modified the owner of the projects themselves. We manually changed the owner back to the correct Project Manager, but after a few days we noticed that the project owner was again automatically modified to Administrator. In the meantime projects are every night published by a batch job, that opens, calculates and publishes projects in MS Project by using a visual basic macro using the Administrator account. 

    Please help....

    Marcel Visscher DBS Project
    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 10:41 AM


All replies

  • Hi Marcel,

    The overnight batch job will be causing this - the admin is taking over the project because of the steps you are taking.  You will need to use impersonation for each project manager if you do not want this to change.

    Best regards,


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    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 9:18 PM
  • hi,

    Sorry for bringing this up again, but it is happening to our system too, and we need to find a pattern for this. When our admin publishes/saves a plan, *sometimes* the owner gets changed. Is there a specific set of actions that are causing this behaviour? It seems to be happening randomly, and unfortunately we cannot prevent the administrator, nor our batch processes from publishing the plans.

    If we knew when to expect it, we could handle it manually

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 2:13 PM
  • Hello,

    I have observed this problem as well. Project editing through non-owner users did not use to change the owner unless specifically edited by the user. Also this behavior is not consistent, it does not always happen and we cannot reliably reproduce it. Anyone has an idea?


    Thursday, April 5, 2012 3:37 PM
  • Hi,

    does this also happen when you use a user with administrator rights, not the administrator account? I have worked as administrator using my account with administrator role, but not using the "administrator account". I never observed this problem.

    Hartmut de Jong

    Friday, April 6, 2012 2:29 PM
  • Hi,

    Yes the members of a group "PMO" with administrator permissions get this problem on a random basis. I never observed it before neither. It's the first time I see it and only in this customer's environment, although many of our customers have admin or PMO users who edit plans which they do not own.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:12 AM
  • Hello,

    Do you have some new on this topic ?

    I have exactly the same issue.

    Is there a reproduction scenario and a fix ?

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:29 PM