Resource Capacity Settings (Project Server 2010 settings)


Applies to: Project Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-30

Resource Capacity Settings is a part of the Additional Server Settings in the Operational Policies section of Microsoft Project Server 2010 Server Settings. For more information about related settings that you can configure, see Additional Server Settings (Project Server 2010 settings). For more information about Operational Policies settings, see Operational Policies (Project Server 2010 settings).

Resource Capacity Settings

Resource Capacity Settings are used to calculate your resources' availability for work over a specified time range. Your resources' capacity data for the specified time range is stored on the Reporting database, and it is updated daily through a processing job that is run at a time that you specify in the settings.   You are able to set the Active capacity view by entering a time range in relative terms — months in the past, and months in the future — where the current date is a relative starting point. You can view your resources' availability for work through the Resource Center in Microsoft Project Web App.

The default Active capacity view settings are "1" month behind and "12" months ahead. This means that in the Resource Center you can view a resource's future availability for up to 12 months from the current date, and you can view utilization over the last month. By increasing the Month ahead setting, you get more capacity computed for future periods. For example, imagine that a company plans for new projects later in the year and wants to forecast the capacity for resources from 12 months to 24 months. Some customers might want to increase the Months behind value to get an accurate report of work completed in the past (for example, to account for any users who might report time long after the work is completed).

Note that increasing either value also increases the time it takes for the daily processing job to run.

To configure Resource Capacity Settings

  1. On the Server Settings page, in the Operational Policies section, click Additional Server Settings.

  2. On the Additional Server Settings page, in the Resource Capacity Settings section, for Active capacity view, enter the following:

    1. In the Months behind field, enter the number of months in the past that you want resource data to be calculated from.

    2. In the Months ahead field, enter the number of months in the future that you want resource data to be calculated from.

    3. For Scheduled time, enter the time at which you want latest resource capacity information to be processed. (The default value is 1:00 AM.)

  3. Click Save.