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force .mpp files to open in full project when accessed from a web site.

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by boquidura, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. boquidura

    boquidura Newbie

    Sep 17, 2015
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    We have a web based sofware product that sits on IIS and allows for documents to be opened from the website.

    This includes links to project files (.mpp). The issue we have with one of our customer when they click on the link to open (download) the .mpp file it attempts to open inside of the browser window. This opens for some users but others are presented with a blank screen (all have project 2010 installed). So issue one is that the file are not always displayed on the end users screen.

    The second issue is that by open from within IE in creates a ready only view whereby the customer wants the link to open in full MS Project so they can update the file.

    So the main question is there anyway to force the file to open in full MS project either by setting a mime type or similar on the IIS server or a setting on the clients PC?

    Thanks in advance
  2. darobert

    darobert Newbie

    Sep 23, 2015
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    Restoring the Database - you may use this huge guide, but if don't want or it is ineffective visit following sources where you can get various tips short, long and etc. Last one is dedicated only for complicated sql database corruptions

    https://www.repairtoolbox.com/projectrepair.html Project Repair Toolbox

    To restore the Project Server database, you can use the restore feature of Microsoft SQL Server. After you restore the database, you must delete and then re-create the MSProjectServerUser and MSProjectUser accounts to make sure that the correct passwords are configured. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server, and then click Enterprise Manager.
    2. Expand Microsoft SQL Servers, expand SQL Server Group, expand your Microsoft Project Server database server, and then expandDatabases.
    3. Right-click the Microsoft Project Server database, point to All Tasks, and then click Restore Database.
    4. From the list of backups, click the backup to restore, and then click OK to start the restore.
    5. Click OK to confirm that the restore completed successfully.
    To delete and re-create the database users, follow these steps:

    1. Expand your restored Project Server database.
    2. Click Users, and then click the MSProjectServerUser user.
    3. Press DELETE, and then click Yes to confirm the deletion.
    4. Click MSProjectUser, and then press DELETE.
    5. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
    6. Right-click Users, and then click New Database User.
    7. Under Login name, click MSProjectServerUser, and then under Database role membership select MSProjectServerRole.
    8. Click OK.
    9. Right-click Users, and then click New Database User.
    10. Under Login name, click MSProjectUser, and then under Database role membership select MSProjectRole.
    11. Click OK.
    12. Log on to Microsoft Project Web Access to verify the connection.

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