Missing 'Manage Delegates' Option In PWA Setting In Project Server 2016

In this article, I will be fixing the issue of Missing 'Manage Delegates' option in PWA Setting.


In PWA Settings, below the Personal Settings, we can't find Manage Delegates option.


This issue usually occurs because

  1. The current PWA Instance Permission Mode is SharePoint Permission Mode, and the Manage Delegates option is only available in the Project Permission Mode. Read more at Project Server 2016: SharePoint Permission Mode Vs Project Permission Mode.
  2. The current user doesn't have sufficient permission to Manage Delegates.

Cause (1) 

To show the Manage Delegates option in PWA settings, you should activate the Project Permission Mode via PowerShell by running Set-SPProjectPermissionMode cmdlet.


Before you decide to switch from one Permission Mode to another, you should be aware of all the current activated Permission Mode configurations because the settings are deleted permanently and can't be restored.


  • Open SharePoint Management Shell as Administrator.
  • Switch to the Project Permission Mode by running the Set-SPProjectPermissionMode cmdlet as the following:
    1. Set-SPPRojectPermissionMode -Url 'PWA URL' -Mode ProjectServer
  • Go back to the PWA Settings > Personal Settings. The "Manage Delegates" option should be shown now.

Cause (2) 

If the Project Permission Mode is already activated and the "Manage Delegates" option is not available, it means it's a Permission Issue!


  • In PWA Setting > Security > Users > Global Permission > Resources.

    • Make sure the following options are not denied.


It's not recommended to manage the user permission from the User Settings directly, it should be managed from Groups!
  • If the above settings are not allowed or denied, you should check which groups this user belongs to.
  • Check each group > Global Permission > Make sure that the "Manage My Delegates" and "Manage My Resource Delegates" are not denied.
  • Once you manage the permissions and adjust it, the Delegation option should be now available.

Applies to

  • Project Server 2013.
  • Project Server 2016.



In this article, I have solved the issue of missing delegation options in PWA Settings in Project Server 2016 / 2013.

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