Delete a category (Project Server permission mode)

Summary: Delete custom security categories by using the Manage Categories page in Project Web App Settings.
Applies to: Project Server 2016, Project Server 2013

In Project Web App, you can delete any existing custom category from the Manage Categories page in Project Web App.


Default Project Server categories cannot be deleted.

Before you begin


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Before you begin this operation, review the following information about prerequisites:

  • Read Manage categories in Project Server.

  • You must have access to Project Web App.


    The Manage users and groups global permission in Project Web App is required to complete this procedure.

Delete a category

Perform the following procedure to delete an existing category in Project Web App.

To delete a category

  1. On the Project Web App home page, on the Settings menu, click Server Settings.

  2. On the Server Settings page, in the Security section, click Manage Categories.

  3. On the Manage Categories page, in the Category Name list, find the category that you want to delete. Select the check box next to the category that you want to delete. Note that you can select multiple categories.

  4. Click Delete Categories.

    A warning message appears, noting that the category will be permanently removed.


    Verify that the category you are deleting is the one you intend to delete. If you accidentally delete the wrong category, it is permanently deleted and will need to be recreated.

  5. Click OK.

See also

Manage categories in Project Server

Plan groups, categories, and RBS in Project Server

Global permissions in Project Server 2013

Create security categories in Project Server

Modify categories in Project Server