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Old 01-24-2017, 11:49 AM
Hans1958 Hans1958 is offline Planning Wizard works just 1 time right Windows 7 32bit Planning Wizard works just 1 time right Office 2010 32bit
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I use project 2010 but also still the 2003 version. In both versions there is a fatal error! The planning wizard just pops up once (1 time) but later he is ignoring depentencies. I was able to fix that problem at my laptop at home (version 2003) by adjusting some settings at the registy (regedit.exe), but it doesn't work at the company where I work for (there we use there project 2010). Any idea how to solve this problem?? And anyway, I wonder why not all of the ms-project users complain about such a major bug; when the planning wiz doesn't show a second time the same important message,... it makes ms-project sound not reliable. Thanks for any ideas, hints or advise!
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Old 01-26-2017, 11:50 AM
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I don't follow. What are you doing to make the planning wizard appear - dragging tasks, typing in dates? The planning wizard will not continue to nag you about the same issue. Share more details and I'll try to be more helpful.
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:09 PM
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Hi Julie, thanks for asking. To get the planning wiz make appear I just increase the duration time until it's this much that it hits a constraint ("must finish on"). Then he planning wiz pops up like I desire and it'a supposed to do. But after, when I do the same a secobd or mor time, it let the wrong duration time just work false and is ignoring the set time constraint. In my opinion this is a big blunder of ms-project and so it's not trustworthy. I tried to find the root cause and I think int' somewhere hidden in the windows registry. I was able to fix the problem on my laptop at home but it fails at work at the computer though I did there the same changes. If you might help me I would be very gateful! Thanks again in advance! Best regards, Hans ... from Steinwiesen, Germany
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:27 AM
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So, you are seeing the constraint warning when you bump up against a constraint but you are not fixing the issue? Are you selecting "don't tell me about this again?" If so, you'll need to re-set the planning wizard. Go to File > Options, Advanced and make sure all of the options under the Planning Wizard are checked.

That being said, you are correct, the planning wizard will not continually warn you about missing the same constraint until you resolve the issue with the first constraint. The constraint is already violated, so no further messages appear. Not sure what registry edits you made other than renaming the Options key, restarting Project will re-create the options. Are you up to date with patches for Project 2010? Check:
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...pport/p/msp10/
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:49 AM
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Hi Julie,
Thank-you again for your effort to help to solve this problem, I really appreciate it!

The planning wizard is set up right, so according the way you said, so all 1 + 3 options there are checked. Nonetheless it's still the way working that the wizard just pops up once but not again when it would be urgently necessary to avoid a big blunder in the program course!

Concerning to be up-to-date with the Microsoft patches for MS-Project 2010, yeah, also there I am on the newest patch.

I think it's not possible to solve this problem within MS-Project options or so. I am actually convinced that there are some entries necessary to switch in the Windows Registry (RegEdit.exe). I just struggle to know the right ones.

Maybe I straighten my question a little bit and ask if you, or of course anybody else, has any clue where I can find a website where it's explained / described how MS-Project exactly works together with that Windows Registry?!

Maybe also another idea and question about this matter. My software at home as well the software here at the company is of course leagal. So my idea is why I / we can not call Microsoft itself to ask that question?! But where to ask? What is your opinion about?

Thanks again, especially for listening / reading my blog!
Take care & best regards
Hans ... from Germany
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:24 AM
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Hi Hans,
The idea that it works differently between Project 2003 and Project 2010 is not that surprising. There was a signficant re-write of the scheduling engine with Project 2010 to allow manually scheduled tasks.

I don't believe Microsoft supplies helpdesk type answers. You are certainly welcome to post your question to other forums or to see if others have more ideas.

I am not a giant fan of Must Finish On Constraints because they lead you to believe everything is okay - the task doesn't move. I'd look for tasks with negative Total Slack - those are the tasks that are in trouble (similar to the Planning Wizard warning).
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