Runs at the web server - Project information is viewed in any standard IE/Netscape/Mozilla browser.
Does Housatonic Project Viewer Server open Microsoft Project 2013 files?
Yes, Housatonic Project Viewer Server 2013 opens projects saved in version of Microsoft Project including 2013.
Does Housatonic Project Viewer 2013 support WIndows 8?
Yes, Housatonic Housatonic Project Viewer 2013 is certified to run on Windows 8.
Does Housatonic Project Viewer Server open files from SharePoint?
Yes, Housatonic Project Viewer Server opens project files from SharePoint. For detailed information, please consult the Product Guide from our web site.
How can I set SharePoint to open project files with Housatonic Project Viewer Server?
The first step in configuring the SharePoint Integration can be done at install time or later from Administration page by entering the credentials for access to SharePoint. The next step is to configure the SharePoint to open files with Housatonic Project Viewer Server through web part file (DWP) that Housatonic Project Viewer Server provides. For detailed information, please consult the Product Guide from our web site.
Can Housatonic Project Viewer Server automatically load subprojects?
Housatonic Project Viewer Server can not automatically upload subprojects on the server, so you have to manually upload subprojects to the server through your browser. However, the subprojects already uploaded on the server are automatically loaded when the master file is open.
How do you connect MPP folder paths with the user authentication provided from a browser and how do you set up the mpp path to allow access to those files?
First, you add folder paths through the Administration page. Then, the users can view the contents of these folders by accessing the "Mpp Folders Path" in the toolbar. The users authenticate as "Guest" (provided by browser).
How long is the free trial period for Housatonic Project Viewer Server?
Housatonic Project Viewer Server offers a full functional, 30 days trial period.
What versions of Microsoft© Project are supported by Housatonic Project Viewer Server?
The following versions of Microsoft® Project files are supported in the current release: Microsoft® Project 98, Microsoft® Project 2000, Microsoft® Project 2002, Microsoft® Project 2003, Microsoft® Project 2007, Microsoft® Project 2010 and Microsoft® Project 2013.
Do I need a separate license for each workstation?
Licensing is based on concurrent users. This is extremely economical for large organizations as you are only need purchase licenses for the number of users who might be using the viewer simultaneously. The viewer may also be licensed by server allowing unlimited simultaneous users.
What software is required on user's PC?
The only software required is an internet browser. IE7+, Chrome, Mozilla, Firefox are supported.
Does the Housatonic Project Viewer require Active X on the client PC?
No Active X is not required. Other than the internet browser, no plugs or other appications are required on the user side.
Is there a maximum number of team members who can use the Project Viewer?
The Housatonic Project Viewer is completely scalable and is designed to support thousands of team members (and large MPP files!).
How difficult is the Housatonic Project Viewer Server for the new user?
The Housatonic Viewer was designed to mimic the look and feel of Microsoft® Project - users familiar with Microsoft Project functionality will find Housatonic Project Viewer to be a natural extension of the Microsoft Project interface.
What platform does the Project Viewer work on?
The Housatonic Project Viewer is based on the Microsoft® .NET/Windows IIS server platform. Individual team members may access the Project Viewer from virtually any operating system with a browser and internet access.
How does security work?
Housatonic Project Viewer takes advantage of the security features provided by .NET platform and Windows integrated security. Clients can configure application access based on their internal corporate security policies and particular project needs. In other words, the Project Viewer is as secure as corporate policies dictate.
Is there a way to set the page that a user is redirected to when they log-off?
Yes. You can enter the URL using the option "Log Off Redirect" in the Administration Page.
How can I view only tasks that have been completed?
There are two ways to do that: either apply a filter for completed tasks (use Filter button or Filter option in the Project Menu) or see the report for completed tasks (by accessing Current Activities/Completed tasks from the View/Reports Menu).
Does Housatonic Project Viewer Server display precedence links in print and print preview?
Yes, Housatonic Project Viewer for Web Server has a new print engine that allows the precedence links to be displayed in print preview and print.
Is there a way to see column arrangements other than the default one?
Yes. You can use the Insert Columns button or Column Definition (double-click on a column header) to add new columns or to change their arrangement. Another solution is to choose from the list of predefined tables available in Housatonic Server (View/Table or right click on ID column) as well as from the list of custom tables (if any of the tables you want to use is not in the menu, click on View/Table/More Tables and select it from the list of tables).
Can I change the column width in Housatonic Project Viewer Server?
Yes. Double click on a column's header to pop up the Column Definition form. You may change the column's width, title, alignment or position in the grid. You may also change the width of a column by manually dragging the margin of the column header (IE5.5+ only).
Can password protected files be read with Housatonic Project Viewer Server?
Yes, if the correct password is entered when the prompt appears.
Can I print the notes associated with tasks?
Yes, you can print the notes by checking the Print Notes option in the Page Setup/View tab.
Is there a difference between trial versions and full version?
Not in functionality, the trial is fully functional for any project viewed but for a limited period of time.
Can I view just the tasks for a particular resource?
Yes, click the Filter button (or select Filter from Project / Filter menu), chose Using resource. from available filters, click apply, type or select the resource name from the dropdown menu and click ok. Gantt Chart View will display only the tasks allocated to the selected resource.
My project file contains filters I have created to display specific information from my project file. Can I still use them with Housatonic Project Viewer Server?
Yes. All custom filters you have created or modified will appear in the filters dropdown menu on the toolbar or in Project/Filters/More Filters form.
Can I view the tasks just for the current month?
Yes, you can see the task for this month in two ways:
Select View -> Zoom from Main Menu, check Zoom to 1 Month and click OK.
Select File -> Print from Main Menu and use the Timescale option in the Print form.
Can I View/Print just the task list without the Gantt Chart?
Yes, from the Main Menu select View -> More Views -> Task Sheet. Then you can print the task list just like any other view.
Is it possible to allow other team members to view the project file over the web or network?
Yes, just send them the URL of the project you are currently viewing.
Is it possible to view mpp files by supplying a path (relative or absolute) to the Views.aspx page?
Yes, there are 4 ways to do that:
Method 1: View files using absolute path, for example - http://localhost/HPWeb/Views.aspx?mppfile=
You may publish your MPP Files on any Internet Server then simple view the file in Housatonic Web by accessing the file as shown above.
Method 2: View files using a Virtual Folders path, for example - http://localhost/HPWeb/Views.aspx?mppfile=
This method is especially useful when you have files on the same machine as the Housatonic Project Viewer Server, or on a Network Machine, but you don't want to move the files into \HPVWebInstallationFolder\Files\Mpp\ folder. In this case you may create a Virtual Folder to your MPPFiles path, inside the \Files\Mpp\ folder in IIS, and then simply access the mpp file as shown above.
Method 3: View files using a relative path, for example - http://localhost/HPWeb/Views.aspx?mppfile=
This method may be used when you want to keep your MPP Files into the \HPVWebInstallationFolder\Files\Mpp\ folder and you need to split them into different categories into folders. Then simply access the files as shown above.
Method 4: View files using the simple way, for example - http://localhost/HPWeb/Views.aspx?mppfile=
This method may be used when you want to review a previously uploaded file, for which you may retain the Address shown in the browser address bar. When returning to view the file again using this method, you will take full advantage of the cache capabilities of the Housatonic Project Viewer Server, making your viewing of the file faster.
Does Housatonic Project Viewer Server support MS Project custom views?
Yes, Housatonic Project Viewer Server displays the custom views as they were created or modified and saved in Microsoft Project, including custom tables, custom fields, custom filters, text and bar styles, sorting and zooming, etc.
May I add more languages for our multinational company?
Yes, contact the sales department if you need to add new languages for Housatonic Project Viewer Server. Currently the available languages include English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Does Housatonic Project Viewer Server support master projects with subprojects?
Yes, Housatonic Project Viewer Server supports subprojects at any level. Once you open the main mpp file, you can choose to expand the subprojects' details by clicking on the (+) sign and select the location of the subproject.
Is there a way to see only the tasks of a certain level?
Yes, select the option Show outline level in the Project menu. You can view either all the subtasks or the tasks from outline level 1 to outline level 9.
I cannot view the list of tables in View menu, because it is too long. Is there any other way to access the tables?
Yes, just right-click on the header of the first locked column in task sheet and select the table you want to use in the contextual menu that appears.
I am having problems using Housatonic Server with the Netscape 8 browser (blocked pop-ups, Java script errors.). Is there a solution to this?
Does Housatonic Project Viewer Server support MS Project Resource Pools?
Yes, Housatonic Project Viewer for Web Server opens Resource Pool Files. After you load a mpp file, if this file contains Resource Pool, you will be asked if you want to open it too. If you want the Resource Pool to be opened automatically, just place it in the C:\Program Files\Viewer Central Inc\Files\MPPs folder (or the appropriate location where you have installed Housatonic Web Server). Notice that the affected views by the loading of a Resource Pool file, where you can see the results, will be Resource Sheet, Resource Graph and Resource Usage.
Does Housatonic Project Viewer Server open User DSNs?
No, Housatonic Project Viewer Server does not support User DSNs at this time.
Can MPP Folders Link open files from another computer?
Yes, MPP Folders Path can open project files from another computer, but you have to set the proper rights in the Web.config files, as specified in How to Configure Housatonic Web/Server page in Housatonic Project Viewer for Web Server Help.
Is there a way to open subprojects directly from the main file, without providing the path to their location?
Yes, copy both the main project (i.e. sample.mpp) and its subprojects in the C:\Program Files\Viewer Central Inc\HPV Web Server\Files\MPP\ folder (or the appropriate location on your server where Housatonic Project Viewer Server is installed), open Internet Explorer (or other compatible browser) and type the address: http://localhost/HPVWeb/Views.aspx?mppfile=
sample.mpp, then click on the (+) sign corresponding to each subproject. The subproject will then be displayed.
Does Housatonic Project Viewer Server support loading MPP Files saved previously in Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle databases?
Yes, Housatonic Project Viewer for Web Server is able to open any project saved through ODBC. This includes SQL Server, Oracle, Access, etc.
I cannot open password protected ODBC Connections to Microsoft Access Databases on Win 2003. A "password is incorrect" message is displayed.
By default, Windows has restricted rights for Web applications users, the solution to this problem is to set full permission for Everyone group on the MDB files that you need to access.
I want to send my users different links so each of them sees only his own tasks, is there a way to do this?
Yes, you may do this by simply adding a new parameter (FilterResourceName) to the query string you send to the users (i.e. http://SERVER/HPVWeb/Views.aspx?sample.mpp&
Any of the 4 different methods to open a MPP file may be used in conjunction with this parameter.
Does Housatonic Project Viewer Server support loading MPP Files from Microsoft Project Server?
Yes, Housatonic Project Viewer Server is able to open any project saved in Microsoft Project Server. However, the users will have to authenticate themselves before accessing the projects list. The authentication is done the same as in Microsoft Project by selecting either NT Authentication or Project Server Authentication methods.
How can I use a NT Authentication connection for Microsoft Project Central?
To set up a NT Authentication connection you have to set up proper rights for the Housatonic Project Viewer Server application so it will be able to access the folders and files from another computer. To do that, you have to modify in your Web.Config file the identity attribute from:
<identity impersonate="true" userName="youruser" password="yourpassword"/>
where your user has the rights to be authenticated to Microsoft Project Server.
How can I adjust my project plan to fit in one or two pages when printed?
In order to adjust your project plan to a specified number of pages, use the "fit to page" facility in Page Setup (scaling options).