CoolWriteups Solved: Project Server 2007 – You Do Not Have Permission To Create Object Links


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Applies to:

  1. Project Server 2007;
  2. MOSS 2007.



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In Project Server 2007, when you try to upload a document to a custom document library and try to use the “Link Items” link in the document properties window (Project Web Access — Webpage Dialog), the new window opens fine and you are able to see the four options in the dropdownlist: “Project Tasks”,  “Document Library”, “Project Issues” and “Project Risk”. However, when you try to select one of the options you may see the following error message – “You do not have permission to Create Object Links“.


This appears to be a Permissions issue. To get to the bottom of this problem, I logged in as an Administrator and selected one of the options in the dropdownlist. It worked as expected.

If you have a user who is a Project Manager in Project Server 2007 but has “Contribute” permissions in the EPM site (Workspace not PWA site), you are more likely to come across the error.

In your PWA site, click on Server Settings in the left menu, and then click Manage Groups. Click the Project Managers group, in the Add or Edit Group window and under Categories, if you have any Selected Categories. Select one of the categories and in the Permissions section that opens make sure you have the “Create Object Links” open along with the “View Project Details in Project Center”, “View Project Summary in Project Center” and “View Project Workspace”.

This worked for me and solved my problem but I’m sure you may have other ideas or may not totally agree with this solution. I would love to hear your thoughts so please feel free to leave a comment below.

Thank you.

Derek Halstead is a SharePoint consultant as well as the founder and principal of and He has 16 years of experience in the IT industry, with over ten years focused on Microsoft SharePoint. He can be reached by using the Contact Me link in the top menu.
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