Tips and Tricks: Work offline from Project Server

There are a number of reasons why you might want to work offline from Project Server.

  • One, you might want to work on a project while flying across the country (but don’t take your eyes off the instrument panel).
  • Two, the network you are using goes down unexpectedly while you’re are in the middle of managing an important project.
  • Three, you want to share a project in Project Server using e-mail. Let’s look at these more closely.

Work on a project offline

Step 1: Check out a project

  1. Start Project Professional 2010 and connect to Project Server.
  2. On the File tab, click Open .
  3. In the Open dialog box, click Retrieve the list of all projects from Project Server.
    The Open dialog box displays a list of projects in Project Server.
  4. Click the project you want to open, and then click Open
  5. After the file opens, set Project to work offline from the server.
    1. On the File tab, click Info.
    2. On the right, click Manage Accounts, and then click Work Offline.


  6. When you have finished working on the project offline, close Microsoft Project.

Keep in mind, that when you open Project Professional again to continue working on the project offline, you need to select the server to which it was initially saved, and then click Work Offline in the Login dialog box.

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