Creating a Project Server logon account

You can easily create your own Project Server account from within Project after you know the URL for your Project Server database—your Project Server administrator will most likely give you this URL.

To create a Project Server Account, follow these steps:

1. In Project Professional, choose ToolsOEnterprise OptionsOMicrosoft Project Server Accounts. You see the Project Server Accounts dialog box, as shown in Figure 20-1.

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Figure 20-1: Use this dialog box to add a Project Server logon account and to specify connection state detection options.

2. Click the Add button. You see the Account Properties dialog box, as shown in Figure 20-2.

Figure 20-2: Use this dialog box to create a new Project Server account.

3. In the Account Name box, type a name for the account. You must use a name that no other user is already using — such as your own name.

4. In the Project Server URL box, type the URL for the location of your Project Server database.

Tip To ensure that you type the URL correctly, click the Test Connection button. If you've typed it correctly, you see a dialog box telling you that Project has success* fully connected to the server that you specified.

5. In the When connecting section, choose the type of connection that your organization uses, as follows:

• Use your Windows logon information by selecting the Use Windows user account option button.

• Use your Project Server account, which uses Project Server authentication, by selecting the Use a Microsoft Project Server account option but

Note Windows user account authentication is generally more stringent than Project Server authentication.

6. (Optional) If you intend to create more than one account and you want the current account to be your default logon account, select the Set as default account check box.

Note Why create another account? If your company uses more than one database in Project Server, you need more than one account to access the correct database.

7. Click OK. You see the Project Server Accounts dialog box again.

8. At the bottom of the box, choose whether you want to log on automatically or manually control the connection state. If you choose the Automatically detect connection state option button, you don't see the dialog box that is shown in Figure 20-3, in which you choose the account that you want to use to log on. Instead, Project simply attempts to detect the Project Server.

Figure 20-3: You see this box if you choose to manually control the connection state.

Tip You may also see the Project Server Accounts dialog box if you've lost your con-

% nection with the Project Server.

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