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October 11, 2016, update for Project 2016 (KB3118342)

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This article describes update KB3118342 for Microsoft Project 2016, which was released on October 11, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update on the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes

Fixes the following issues:
  • When you open projects from an XML file and some tasks in the file are defined as manually scheduled, the duration of these tasks may change to the default of 1d instead of the value that's defined in the file.
  • If a task is updated to be 100% complete and the cost resource for the task is more than $83.33, the duration is reset unexpectedly.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You have an enterprise calendar.
    • You set the enterprise calendar as the base calendar for some projects in the project server.
    • In preparation to delete the enterprise calendar, you go to the projects that are using the calendar and select a different calendar for them.
    • In Project Web App settings, you go to the Enterprise Calendars page and try to delete the calendar.
    In this situation, you can't delete the calendar because you are told that it is in use. After you install this update, you can now go to the projects in which the calendar is used, and use the organizer to delete it. After the calendar is deleted from the individual project that uses it, you will then be able to go to PWA and delete the calendar.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You have a master project in which you have at least one sub project.
    • The master and sub projects have been saved to Project Server.
    • You unlink the sub project from the master project.
    • You save the sub project back to Project Server.
    In this situation, the assignments in the sub project are lost.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You have a task in a project that has a resource assigned.
    • The resource assignment has 80h of work.
    • The resource assignment has split work wherein it works the first week, and it has a zero work split for the second week and finally has work on the last week.
    • The assignment is 50% complete and the first week is completed.
    On the Task Usage view, the actual work details of the assignment resembles the following: 
    8h, 8h, 8h, 8h, 8h, 0h, 0h, 0h, 0h, 0h
    You view the stop date and also notice that it's the same as the resume date. After you install the update, the trailing zero actual work values no longer appear and the stop date corresponds to where the last timephased actual work value that's more than zero is ended, and it's not the resume date which starts at the beginning of the third week.
  • When you publish a project from Project 2016 to PWA, resource enterprise custom field values may be lost.
  • When you publish a project to Project Server, formulas associated with a custom field that use the Current Date function will display the correct values. However, the published data for the same field may display a different value. For example, you have a custom task field with a formula that displays the current date. Then, you publish a project and you see the expected values on tasks in the custom field in PWA. Two days later, you open the same project in Project 2016, you see the correct values and publish the project. However, when you see the published values within the custom field in PWA, you see the same value from two days earlier.
  • When status updates are applied, trailing timphased actual work values are created. This causes finish dates are later than expected.

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How to download and install the update

Download Center

This update is only available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.If you're not sure what platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you're running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files.

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Update information


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Project 2016 installed.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.

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More Information

To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:
  1. Start an Office 2016 application.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2016 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2016 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2016
The screenshot for Word click to run The screenshot for Word MSI
How to uninstall this update
Windows 10
  1. Go to Start, enter View Installed Updates in the Search Windows box, and then press Enter.
  2. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3118342, and then select Uninstall.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then select Search. If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then select Search.
  2. Enter windows update, select Windows Update, and then select Installed Updates.
  3. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3118342, and then select Uninstall.
Windows 7
  1. Go to Start, enter Run, and then select Run.
  2. Enter Appwiz.cpl, and then select OK.
  3. Select View installed updates.
  4. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3118342, and then select Uninstall.

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Learn about the standard terminology that's used to describe Microsoft software updates. The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.

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File Information

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it 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. 
project-x-none.msp file information
File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

project-x-none.msp file information
File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

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Created on : 4/10/2020
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