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Hotfix KB2889957 for Project 2013 October 14, 2014 (Project-x-none.msp)

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This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Project 2013 hotfix package that is dated October 14, 2014.

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Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Project 2013 may crash in the following scenarios when Lync 2013 or 2010 is running:
    • When you perform actions such as opening projects.
    • When you move the mouse pointer over the fields such as resource names.

  • Consider the following scenarios:
    • You create a lookup table in Project Web App (PWA), and the lookup table contains multiple values. The total length of the values exceeds 255 characters.
    • You create a custom field that uses the lookup table, and you set the option that requires information in this field.
    • You create a project in PWA for the custom field, you select multiple lookup table values so that the total length exceeds 255 characters.
    • You save, check in, and close the project.
    • You open the project in Project Professional.
    • You make a change in the project and then save it.
    In this scenario, the project cannot be saved, and you may receive the following error message:
    Project cannot save the project to Project Web App. You must first specify values for all required project fields. These fields are indicated with an asterisk in the Project Information dialog box, available from the Project tab.
    In another scenario, you add resources to tasks from PWA.
    • You have multiple resources defined in the server, and the combined length of the names exceeds 255 characters.
    • You open the Project Center in PWA, open a project, select the Schedule project detail page, and then you click the Edit button.
    • You open the Resource Names field for a task and select multiple resources. The total length of the names exceeds 255 characters.
    • You save and then close the project.
    • You open the project and then view the resources assigned to the task.
    In this scenario, some of the resources that you added to the task are not saved. For the resource names that straddle the 255 character limit, only partial resource names are displayed.
    To resolve these issues, you must install both the fixes in this knowledge base article, and you must also install the fix in KB 2889957.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You add an outline code field to a project, and you enter a value in the field, and then you save the project as a XML Format (*.xml) file.
    • You open the file and select the As a new project option, and then you add the outline code field.
    In this scenario, the value of the outline code field is lost.

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More Information

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
Note The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To install this hotfix package, you must have Project 2013 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issues that are listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

x86 version

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Project-x-none.mspNot Applicable38,035,45628-Sep-201409:17

Project-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

x64 version

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Project-x-none.mspNot Applicable39,911,42428-Sep-201409:28

Project-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

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Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article Info
Article ID : 2889957
Revision : 2
Created on : 3/30/2017
Published on : 3/30/2017
Exists online : False
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