Connect (log on) to Project Server

You can log on toProject Server 2010 from two places:

  • Project Professional 2010     If you connect in this manner, you can manage enterprise projects within Project Professional 2010.

  • Project Web App on a Web browser     If you connect in this manner, you can manage portfolios, projects, and tasks from the Web without using Project Professional 2010.

Note: Both of these connection methods require that you have set up Project Server 2010 in your organization.

What do you want to do?

Log on to Project Server from Project Professional

Log on to Project Server from a Web browser

Log on to Project Server from Project Professional

You must use either a Project Server 2007 or Project Server 2010 account to log on to Project Server 2010. Once you have a working account, you need to start Project Professional 2010 and enter your user name and password in the Login dialog box.

Note:  If you receive a "Project Server Unavailable" message when you try to connect to Project Server, verify with your server administrator that you are in a Project Server group that has permission to log on from Project. By default, the Project Manager group has this permission, but the Team Member group does not.

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Create a Project Server account

  1. Click the File tab to open the Backstage view. Click Info, and then click Manage Accounts.

  2. In the Project Server Accounts dialog box, click Add.

  3. In the Account Properties dialog box, type a name for this account in the Account Name box.

  4. In the Project Server URL box, type the complete server name (for example, http://yourserver/servername). If you don't know the name of server URL, contact your server administrator.

  5. To make this your default Project Server account, select the Set as default account check box.

  6. If you want to add other Project Server accounts, repeat steps 2 through 6 for each additional account.

  7. On the Project Server Accounts dialog box, do one of the following:

    • Select Use my default account if you want Project to automatically detect and connect to the default server specified in the Available accounts area. If you do not specify a default server, Project will open offline without a server connection.

    • Select Choose an account if you prefer to select a server to connect to every time that you open Project. Use this option if you have multiple servers that you frequently access, or if you expect that you will sometimes prefer to use Project offline.

  8. To log on to the server, close and restart Project.

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Edit an existing account

  1. Click the File tab to open the Backstage view. Click Info, and then click Manage Accounts.

  2. Click Configure Accounts.

  3. In the Project Server Accounts dialog box, select an account, and then click Properties. Make changes in the Account Properties dialog box.

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Remove an account

  1. Click the File tab to open the Backstage view. Click Info, and then click Manage Accounts.

  2. Click Configure Accounts.

  3. In the Project Server Accounts dialog box, select an account, and then click Remove.

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Log on to Project Server from a Web browser

When your team publishes project information to Project Server 2010, team members can use Project Web App to view that information. They can also report on the progress of their assigned tasks.

  1. Start your browser, and enter the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for the Project Web Access Web site.

    Note: The URL for Project Web App is different in each organization. If you do not know the URL for Project Web App in your organization, contact your administrator.

  2. If you see a logon page, enter your user name and password.

    Note: Depending on the authentication method used, you may not have to enter logon information.

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