Project Server 2010 – Timesheet Submission produces “An error occurred while communicating with the server.”

When using Project Server 2010, you may run into the issue where a user submits a timesheet for approval and produces the following error:

“An error occurred while communicating with the server. Check connectivity with your administrator to determine whether further action is necessary.”

In the case I ran across, it was related to the user booking time against a task that was past the finish/end date listed in the Project Schedule. To resolve the user needs to submit their time on a valid task that is still within the current reporting timeframe, or have the Project Manager update the task in questions so that the finish/end dates are at or beyond the submission period and then republish the project. After that, the user should be able to go in and submit their timesheet with success.

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2 Responses to Project Server 2010 – Timesheet Submission produces “An error occurred while communicating with the server.”

  1. Dee Kupka says:

    Have you run across this error in any other instance? I’ve seen this error and none of time charged to tasks was past the finish/end date for the project schedule. I also noticed that if I delete the timesheet and re-create it, the hours from the deleted timesheet appear in the newly created timesheet and I can submit with no problem.

    • Patrick Drews says:

      I have ran into this more than a few times. Although, I’m also finding that if the a user has tried to book more hours than is available for the task, that too causes the issue. They either have to book their time elsewhere, or remove the time from their timesheet and make sure more time is added to the task before attempting to add hours again. So, I will probably add this as an update to my article. I’ve not tried the deleting of the timesheet.

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