Enterprise Global (Project Server 2010 settings)


Applies to: Project Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-13

The Enterprise Global setting enables you to change the Enterprise Global file in Microsoft Project Professional 2010.

The Enterprise Global file contains all custom enterprise objects that are available to users (for example, views, tables, groups, filters, and reports). When a Project Professional 2010 user connects to Microsoft Project Server 2010, the latest version of the Enterprise Global file is loaded and cached on the client computer. This lets the user access all enterprise custom objects available on the server.

Through the Enterprise Global file, you are able to enforce standards in your organization that can be applied to all project and resources that work with Project Server data. By using views, tables, filters, and other related elements contains in the Enterprise Global file, you can help ensure effective standardization in your organization.

Decisions about what to include in the Enterprise Global file should be made at an organizational level. You should contact your Project Management Office (PMO) before you make any significant changes to the Enterprise Global file.


To be able to modify the Enterprise Global file, you must have the Save Enterprise Global permission in Project Server 2010.

To open the Enterprise Global file through the Enterprise Global setting

  1. On the Quick Launch, in the Settings section, click Server Settings.

  2. On the Server Settings page, in the Enterprise Data section, click Configure Project Professional.

    Project Professional 2010 opens the Enterprise Global file. The name of the project in the title bar is "Checked-out Enterprise Global."

  3. Make changes to your custom objects through your Enterprise Global file.

  4. After you have completed your changes, click File, and then click Save.

  5. After save has completed successfully, click File, and then click Close.

    A dialog box is displayed to ask whether you want to check-in the Enterprise Global file.

  6. Click Yes.


    If users have Project Professional 2010 open when an updated Enterprise Global file is checked in to the server, the changes in the updated Enterprise Global file will not be available until Project Professional 2010 is closed and reopened.


Make sure not to add into the Enterprise Global file any view, table, filter, grouping, reports, and so on that has the same name as an element that exists natively in Project Professional 2010. Verify that you give any new enterprise-wide elements a unique name that does not conflict.