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Delete a project saved on Project Server 2010

Posted on: December 23, 2010

After googling and searching all over the web for a way to properly delete a project off Project Server 2007 or 2010, I found a Microsoft Support document that finally shed some light on my dilemma. I guess Microsoft doesn’t really want you deleting project files off the server. You sort of have to do the opposite of your actions.

Allow me to explain. So you have a project saved under Project Server 2010 and now you want to delete it for whatever reason you can come up with. You look everywhere for a delete button, but there is none. Not even on the project portal site, which you can actually delete off Sharepoint (while still keeping the Office Project file on Project Server).

So you raise your white flag and start asking Google. And what does Microsoft tell you to do?

  • Open Microsoft Project 2010
  • Click “Open”
  • In the Look in list, select “Enterprise Projects”.
  • Double-click “Retrieve the list of all projects from Project Server”.
  • Right-click the project that you want to delete, and then click Delete on the shortcut menu.

You hear that? Microsoft wants us to perform an “Open” action in order to “Delete” a file!

So next time you can’t figure out how to perform a certain action with an Office product, try to think not just outside the box, but without any common sense whatsoever.

Thanks Microsoft.

Source: Delete a project – Project – Microsoft Office.

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5 Responses to "Delete a project saved on Project Server 2010"

Thanks a lot Ahmed. Accepting Microsoft is the greatest blunder made by Human Kind.

I was searching for all the possible ways to delete this project. Never would have imagined, even in my wildest dream, this to be the solution.

I am glad I could help 🙂

Excellent info!

OR in your PWA instance, you could go to Server settings – Database administration – delete enterprise objects. that would be the Microsoft Project Server way 🙂

M$ should pay you.

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