Saturday, September 03, 2005

Google Web Accelarator interfering with MS Project Web Access

Google Web Accelarator interfering with MS Project Web Access:
Did you tried to access your MS Project Server and got HTTP 401.2 error page with title "You are not authorized to view this page"?
Was the requested URL similar to this?
> http://domain name:8080/ProjectServer

But you have the authorization and you get the failure page before you enter your account details.
One of the sure causes might be - 'Google Web Accelarator'(GWA) running on your machine. Why? Bcos its a proxy server and all your requests are redirected via this proxy server to the web. You can confirm this by going here in IE menu,
Tools: Internet Options: Connections: LAN Settings. See that the 'Use automatic configuration script' option is checked, and the address is
> http://localhost:9100/proxy.pac

Simply unchecking the 'Use automatic configuration script' option won't work. You will still be denied the access, becuase GWA is still running and it automatically rechecks (yes! google is behaving more like MS) this option. You can confirm this by disabling the 'Use auto..' option, close, and re-open again.

Only solution is to stop GWA.

Now try to access
> http://domain name:8080/ProjectServer
again, and it works. If not, then there's some other probolem to be solved from the whole set of problems you have, but _do_ keep GWA off.

Thanks to Sujtih Philip for the whole R & D.