I'm working with MS Project 2013. I have tasks set to auto-schedule, and to default to fixed work.
I have 2 milestones, one of which depends on the other. The first one triggers some work which leads to the 2nd one, but I'm not interested in tracking that work, just the two milestones. So I set milestone 2 to have milestone 1 as a predecessor with a 1 day lag, and set the durations of both to 0 days (in order to get them to turn into milestones).
The problem is that once I've done all that, they show as both completing on the same day. My intent is that milestone one is by the end of day 1, and milestone 2 is by the end of day 2. If I leave milestone 2 as a regular task with a duration of "1 day?" it schedules as I'd expect, but as soon as I change it to a milestone by setting its duration to 0 days, it jumps back onto the same day as milestone 1. Here's a pic for clarity:
What I'd want/expect is for milestone 2 to schedule itself for 9/30. Any way to get them to both be milestones but schedule the way I want with resorting to manual scheduling?