You receive the "You cannot be logged on because your security settings in IE do not allow per session cookies" error message when you try to log on to Project Server 2003 PWA or to Project Server 2002 PWA

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Symptoms
When you try to log on to Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 or to Microsoft Project Server 2002 by using Microsoft Project Web Access (PWA), you receive the following error message:
You cannot be logged on because your security settings in IE do not allow per session cookies. Enable per session cookies and try to log on again. (5011).
Cause
This issue may occur when one of the following conditions is true:
  • In Project Server 2003, the virtual directory name contains an underscore.
  • In Project Server 2002, the physical server name contains an underscore.
Resolution
To resolve this issue, follow the steps in this section for your version of Project Server.

Microsoft Office Project Server 2003

Use the Site Editor tool (EditSite.exe) to re-create the virtual directory without the underscore.

For more information about how to add or delete a Web site by using the Site Editor tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
823529 How to use the Site Editor tool to create multiple Microsoft Project Web Access Web sites for Project Server 2003

Microsoft Project Server 2002

Use one of the following methods:
  • Rename the physical server name without the underscore, and then reinstall Project Server 2002.
  • Install Project Server 2002 to a server that does not contain the underscore in the server name.
For more information about how to move your Microsoft Project Server 2002 and SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft Web site to a new server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
833422 How to move your Microsoft Project Server 2002 and SharePoint Team Services Web site to a new server
More information
For more information about this error message in Project Server 2003 or Project Server 2002, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
839773 "Error 5001" error message when you try to log on to Project Server 2003 by using Project Professional 2003 or by using Microsoft Project Web Access
324835 You receive the "Error 5001" error message when you try to log on to Microsoft Project Professional and Microsoft Project Web Access
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Article ID: 896452 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 15:31:12 - Revision: 4.0

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