Configure Task Master Workdays

Configure Task Master Workdays

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Task Master uses a 7-day workweek. Saturdays and Sundays are not excluded from task schedules by default. In Task Master R3.0 and higher, you can define the workdays for your project. To configure workdays, edit the Task Master web part settings to select the days of the week your project should include:

Step Action
1. On the page where the web part resides, open the configuration tool pane. Click the arrow to the right of the Task Master title bar and select Edit Web Part (or Modify Shared Web Part in SharePoint 2007).
2. In the Working Hours Settings, select the days of the week that should be considered Workdays.
3. Click Apply and then OK to save your settings.
4. Click the Recalculate button in the toolbar menu. Your task schedule will be updated to only include the days you specified as workdays.

The example below shows how a task is scheduled to exclude weekends.

Task Master is configured with Workdays of Monday through Friday. Task Duration is calculated based on Start Date and Due Date.


Create a new task with a Start Date and Due Date as shown below. Notice that the Due Date falls on a day that is not a workday.

  • Start Date and Time: September 26, 2011 at 9 AM (Monday)
  • Due Date and Time: October 1, 2011 at 5 PM (Saturday)

Click Recalculate. The Start and Due dates and times of the task become:

  • Start Date and Time: September 27, 2011 at 9 AM (Monday)
  • Due Date and Time: September 30, 2011 at 5 PM (Friday)


Since the workdays are Monday through Friday, Task Master ensures that your tasks are scheduled only on these days. In this example, the task Due Date is moved to the previous workday.

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