Task Settings and Display

Site administrators can use the Task Settings and Display page in Microsoft Project Web App to change how resources report task progress, how actual work can be updated, and other task settings.

To configure task settings and display options:

  1. On the Quick Launch, in the Settings section, click Server Settings.

  2. On the Server Settings page, in the Time and Task Management section, click Task Settings and Display.

  3. In the Tracking Method section, select the tracking method that best represents how you want team members to report their progress on project tasks. Options in this section can only be modified if you are not using Single Entry Mode. If you are using Single Entry Mode, the Hours of work done per period and Force project managers to use progress reporting method specified above for all projects options are automatically selected and cannot be modified.

Tip:  If you want project managers to have the option of displaying different reporting methods for their projects, clear the Force project managers to use the progress reporting method specified above for all projects check box. However, requiring the same reporting method provides a consistent user experience throughout all projects in your organization, and may make it easier for team members to report progress.

  1. In the Reporting Display section, choose whether you want resources to report their hours daily or weekly. If you select the Resources should report their total hours worked for a week option, select the appropriate day from the Week starts on list.

  2. In the Protect User Updates section, specify how you want updates on actuals to occur:

    • To prevent the project manager from updating a team member's actual time worked, select the Only allow task updates via Tasks and Timesheets check box.

    • To import actual work from all timesheet lines, regardless of line classification, select the Import all timesheet line classifications check box. If this check box is cleared, only actual work from timesheet lines that have a standard classification are imported into task status.

    • To enable users to provide task updates by using periods that they define, select the Allow users to define custom periods for task updates check box.

  3. In the Define Near Future Planning Window section, type the number of reporting periods you want to include in the Near Future Planning Window on the Tasks page.

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