Configure the Local Project Cache settings

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In Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007, the local project cache feature enables efficient client-server connectivity. Local project cache settings are configured on the Office Project Professional 2007 client and can be set by each individual user.

The two local project cache settings that can be managed on the client are:

  • Local Project Cache location   This is set to a default location on the local computer, but can be set to another location.

  • Cache size limit   The cache size limit specifies the amount of hard disk space that may be used by the local project cache. If the size of cached projects in the local project cache exceeds this limit, the user is prevented from opening or saving projects from the server.


    Verify that you have installed the most recent updates to Project Professional 2007 prior to troubleshooting. The Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Project 2007 includes enhancements to local project cache performance. For more details, see Project Server 2007 Infrastructure Update Release (white paper) ( To install the Infrastructure Update for Microsoft Office Project 2007, see the associated download page ( on the Microsoft Download Center.

For more information about the local project cache feature, see Understanding the Local Project Cache feature.

Task requirements

The following are required to perform the procedures for this task:

  • You must be a Office Project Professional 2007 user.

  • You must be using Office Project Professional 2007 with Microsoft Office Project Server 2007. The local project cache location and cache size limit settings only apply to client/server communication.

To configure the local project cache settings, perform the following procedure:

Configure the Local Project Cache location and cache size limit

See Also


Understanding the Local Project Cache feature
Troubleshooting Project Professional 2007 in a Terminal Services environment