New Project Plan creation always fails in Project Server 2013.


Any new project plan creation process fails with below error message in the queue. Even using out of the box Basic Project Plan EPT does not help.


    • Project:
      • ProjectNameAlreadyExists(1034). Details: id='1034' name='ProjectNameAlreadyExists' uid='fd477e47-c74f-e411-8d41-005056956a3d' projName=''.
    • Queue:
      • GeneralQueueJobFailed (26000) - ProjectCreate.ProjectAddToMessage. Details: id='26000' name='GeneralQueueJobFailed' uid='fd4177e47-c74f-e411-8d41-005056956a3d' JobUID='00500d41-c74f-e411-9203-005056956a39' ComputerName='dfc43234-896b-417b-b19f-a01571d6fed3' GroupType='ProjectCreate' MessageType='ProjectAddToMessage' MessageId='1' Stage='' CorrelationUID='987ac09c-1eed-a084-03d1-1f6959c4d76c'. For more details, check the ULS logs on machine dfc43234-896b-417b-b19f-a01571d6fed3 for entries with JobUID 00500d41-c74f-e411-9203-005056956a39.

Update! You might see below error in the ULS logs. Thank you Santos Ramos for sharing the logs.

Permission denied: User i:0#.w|domainname\username does not have one of the global permissions 'ManageQueue, CleanupProjectServerDatabase, NewProject'. StackTrace: at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.SecurityAuthorization.AccessCheckGlobalAnyOf(IEnumerable`1 globalPermissionUids) at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.BusinessLayer.QueueSystem.ReadProjectJobStatus(Guid[] projectGUIDs, QueueMsgType[] messageTypes, JobState[] JobCompletionStates, DateTime fromDate, DateTime toDate, Int32 maxRows, Boolean includeWaitTime, SortColumn sortColumn, SortOrder sortOrder) at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.BusinessLayer.Project.ReadLastPdpSavedAndCheckinStatus(Guid projectUid, Boolean includePDPStatus) at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Wcf.Implementation.PWAImpl.<>c__DisplayClass47f.<ProjectReadLa... b34be99c-132c-30ed-790d-546c3f1c8732 


Possible Cause

This error can occur if a project plan in Project Server doesn't have any name or it has blank name. 



Open PWA with Administrator access.

1. Open PWA Settings. Click on Delete Enterprise Objects.
2. Find the name of a project plan, which is unusual or which doesn't have any name.
3. Take a backup as .mpp of the project plan in question and of the Project Site associated with it.
4. Delete the Project Plan (or rename it, if it allows you to do so), as well as Project Site associated with the Project Plan.
5. Try to create a new Project Plan and check the behavior.

Comments (3)

  1. Thanks for commenting. I’m happy this article helped you!

  2. PPMW says:

    In our environment this error appeared on Project Save. This was the root cause. Thanks for posting.

  3. Confusion Monster says:

    OMG! This is so useful!

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