Friday, March 2, 2012

Enable SharePoint Designer for Project Web App PWA 2010


If you try to Open Project Server 2010 Site in SharePoint Designer you will receive the message:

“Web Site Editing is Disabled. This web site has been configured to disallow editing with SharePoint Designer. Contact your web site administrator for more information.”

To Resolve this you just need to remove the DisableWebDesignFeatures="wdfopensite" from the ONET.XML File.

But be sure that you are removing in the right site.

1) On the server, open Windows Explorer and browse to the folder that contains the site definition:
\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\TEMPLATE\SiteTemplates\<site_type> \XML

Remember to take a copy of the Onet.xml before the changes in case something bad happens and restart the IIS then,

 Best regards


  1. thanks. saved the day!

  2. Tried it but did not work for Project server 2010 pages