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Manage groups in Project Server 2007

Updated: December 20, 2007

Updated: 2007-12-20

A security group is a collection of users who have the same security requirements in Project Web Access. By adding users to groups, you can significantly reduce the amount of time spent managing user permissions. Users automatically inherit the permissions of any group to which they belong. You can manage groups by using the Groups page of the Manage users and groups section of the Project Web Access Administration page.

The following groups are created by default when Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 is installed:

  • Team Members   As projects are created, saved, and published, accounts are created in Project Server for any resources in the project that are not already Project Server users. By default, Office Project Server 2007 adds any new resources to the Team Members group, which is granted permissions to the My Tasks category. The Team Members group is able to view but not edit data in the category. The Team Members group is granted a number of global permissions that allow use of the Project Web Access timesheet and status reports features.

  • Project Managers   Users are automatically added to the Project Managers group when a Project Professional user publishes a project to the Project Server database and when a Project Professional user creates a project manager account from the Collaborate tab in the Options dialog box. The Project Managers group is granted permissions to the My Projects category. The Project Managers group is able to view and edit projects in the category. Project managers are granted a number of global permissions that enable them to create new projects, status reports, and to-do lists. They are also granted limited permissions to the My Organization category.

  • Resource Managers   The Resource Managers group is granted permissions to the My Resources category.

  • Executives   Users who require a broad view of the projects and resources in an organization can be added to the Executives group. This group can view any project and any resource published to the server. Administrators must manually create user accounts for users who belong to the Executives group. Only team members and project manager accounts can be added automatically. The Executives group is granted permissions to the My Organization category. The Executives group is granted global permissions to view project and resource information in the Project Center, the Resource Center, and Data Analysis features.

  • Team Leads   You can add users to this group who do not manage projects but need limited abilities to view and edit project information. This group is granted permissions to the My Projects category.

  • Proposal Reviewers   You can add users to this group who use the project proposals feature. This group is granted permissions to the My Organization category.

  • Portfolio Managers   Users who manage the Enterprise Global Template and Enterprise Resource Pool in an organization can be added to the Portfolio Managers group. These users can create and edit data, but cannot perform Project Server administrative tasks such as adding users or creating groups. Portfolio Managers are able to view and edit all projects and resources in the organization. This group is granted permissions to the My Organization category.

  • Administrators   This group is granted all available Project Server permissions and is granted permissions to the My Organization category.

These default groups are designed to be used together with the six default categories.

Task requirements

The following are required to perform the procedures for this task:

  • Access to Office Project Server 2007 through Project Web Access.

  • The Manage users and groups global permission in Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 in order to add, modify, or delete a group.

To manage groups in Office Project Server 2007, you can perform the following procedures:

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