One of my clients asked if it was possible to make a shortcut of a Project Server project from the desktop. Well by using command-line switches you can definitely open a project.mpp file. I will let you know if it works for Project Server projects.
For now, check out this information (provided by MSFT) on creating command-line switches for Project 2007:
- Right-click the desktop, point to New, and then click Shortcut on the shortcut menu.
- In the Create Shortcut Wizard, in the Type the location of the item box, type winproj, followed by a space, and then type the switch and any parameters. For example, you might type the following:
- Click Next.
- In the Type a name for this shortcut box, type a name for the shortcut, and then click Finish.
The wizard creates the shortcut and places it on the desktop.
- Whenever you want to start Project in this particular customized way, double-click the shortcut.
- To add the desktop shortcut to the Start menu in Windows, right-click the shortcut, and then click Pin to Start menu on the shortcut menu.
You can create a variety of shortcuts, each of which applies different switches and parameters to the program at startup.
- Switches and parameters are not case-sensitive.
- Remember to include one blank space before the switch and one before each parameter.
Switch and parameter
Use this switch to start Project and specify the Project Server URL for enterprise projects.
Use this switch to start Project and specify a user name of someone with permission to log on to the Project Server that is specified in the /s command-line option. This can be either a Microsoft Windows NT authenticated user account or a Project Server user account.
Use this switch to start Office Project Professional 2007 and enter the password for the user who is specified in the /u command-line option. This is not required for users with a Windows NT authenticated user account.
Use this switch to start Office Project Professional 2007 and open a specific project.
Use this switch to start Office Project Professional 2007 and display the Project Server Accounts dialog box.
Note If you don’t provide the switches /u and /p, it is assumed that the currently logged-on user uses Windows NT authentication.