- If you do not use the Project Site Task list to review tasks in your Project plan (most customers use the Project Center to view their Enterprise Project).
- If you do not have to link Issues, Risks and Documents to your Tasks.
Note Icons that indicate an issue, risk, or document that is associated with the Project will still be displayed in the Project Center view for that project as long as an item exists.
This section applies to Project Server 2013Steps to disable syncing of Task List for a specific Project site by using PowerShell
In Project Server 2013, if customers have Project Server Service Pack 1 or a later version deployed, there are a set of PowerShell cmdlets that enable or disable syncing of Task Lists on a per-Project Site level:
This approach works well for on-premise deployments of Project Server 2013, and for customers who have several Projects that have many tasks, assignments, or both. To disable syncing of Task List for a specific Project site using PowerShell, follow these steps:
- Log on to the server in your SharePoint farm that hosts the SharePoint Central Administration site.
- Start SharePoint 2013 Management Shell.
- Use the Disable-SPProjectEnterpriseProjectTaskSync cmdlet as follows to disable site synchronization:
Disable-SPProjectEnterpriseProjectTaskSync -Url http:// servername /PWA/TestProject
This section applies to Project Online and Project Server 2013The instructions in this section are intended for Project Online customers, as the option for disabling task synchronization is not available through PowerShell. The alternative approach would be to remove the Task List to skip the task synchronization process.
Steps to remove the Tasks List from the associated Project site
- Log on to Project Web App (PWA), and move to Server Settings > Connected SharePoint Sites.
- In the Site Address column, locate the associated Project site for your Project plan that is taking a long time to publish, and then click on the link to move to it.
- On the Project site, click the Tasks link in the left navigation pane.
- On the top ribbon bar, select the List tab. This will open the ribbon for the tab.
- Click List Settings.
- In the Settings page for this specific Tasks list, click the option Delete this list. If you are prompted, click Yes to send the list to the recycle bin.
How to Restore the Tasks List
If you need to use the Task List after deleting it, you can recover it by going to the Recycle bin and then restoring the List item from there. To reach the Recycle Bin, follow these steps:
- Browse to the Project site where you deleted the Task List. On the left navigation pane, click Site Contents.
- On the upper-right section of the Site Content page, click Recycle Bin.
- Select the recently deleted Tasks List, and then click Restore Selection to restore it.
How to configure a new EPT
This section covers steps on how to configure a new EPT to use a changed Project Site template with the Task List removed. We recommend this only be done after carefully considering your Project plan data profile.
Note Only create Projects using this custom EPT if you never have to use the Task List in the Project site, and if the Projects created using this EPT are expected to have many Tasks, Assignments, or both. We do not recommend creating all Projects by using an EPT configured this way.
How to configure a custom EPT with a changed Project Site template with the Task List removed
First we’ll start with creating a new template from a default Project site:
- Log on to PWA, and then click Server Settings > Site Contents.
- On the Site Contents page, click new subsite.
- When you are prompted, provide a Title and URL name of your choice. For the Template Selection, make sure that you select Project Site, leave all other settings as default, and then click Create.
- After the Project site is created, you will automatically be taken to it. When it loads, click on the Tasks link in the left navigation pane.
- On the ribbon bar at the top, select the tab named List. This will open the List options in the ribbon.
- Click List Settings.
- In the Settings page for this specific Tasks list, click the option Delete this list. When you are prompted, click Yes to send the list to the Recycle Bin.
- Move to Site Settings > Save Site as Template.
- Specify the File Name and the Template Name as Project Site with No Tasks List.
- Leave the Include Content option cleared, and then click OK.
Next, we will create a new Enterprise Project Type (EPT), and then pair it with the newly created Project Site template:
- In PWA, move to Server Settings > Enterprise Project Types.
- Click New Enterprise Project Type.
- Model a new EPT based on the Enterprise Project EPT:
- In the Name box, type Enterprise Project with No Task List.
- In the New Project Page box, select Project Information.
- In the Available Project Detail Pages box, select Schedule, Project Details.
- In the Project Site Template box, select the Project Site with No Tasks list. Click Save to save the new EPT.
- Now, try and create a new Enterprises Project. Browse to the Project site, and then verify that the Tasks list is no longer there.
Article ID: 2954895 - Last Review: 6 May 2014 - Revision: 1