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December 6, 2016, update for Project 2016 (KB3127994)

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This article describes update KB3127994 for Microsoft Project 2016, which was released on December 6, 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

  • Updates the translation of the check in confirm dialog box in Ukrainian when you close a changed project.

  • Fixes the following issues:
    • When you view a custom field lookup table within the Project Information dialog box, you may find that some expected values don't appear.

    • When you open and save a Project 2003 project to a server, resource enterprise custom field values may be lost.

    • Consider the following scenario:
      • In a project, you go to the Resource Sheet view where you have resources defined.
      • You insert one of the local Outline Code fields.
      • From the outline code field on a resource or on resources, you select a value from the values that you have defined.
      • You save the project to Project Server.
      • Later, you set the outline code values to something else.
      • You save, close and reopen the project.
      In this situation, the new values that you set into the outline code field on the resources are lost.

    • After you save a baseline, timephased work and cost values aren't displayed as expected. For example, you may see work and cost during periods where no work or cost exists.

    • When you open certain XML files in Project, assignment delay is ignored. Therefore, the start and finish of some assignments on a task may be different. This can also cause the given task to schedule differently.

    • In a master project, when you view the finish date of an inserted project summary task (this is the task that represents a subproject), you may find that it doesn't reflect the latest finish date of the tasks in the subproject.

To fix the following issue, install December 6, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB3115278).

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a new report. For example, you create a new report that's based on the default Project Overview report.
  • In a field list, you add more than one level of sorting.
  • You save your project.
  • You open your project.
In this situation, all the elements on the report are lost and all that you see is a blank screen.

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How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also 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 KB3127994, 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 KB3127994, 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 KB3127994, 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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Article Info
Article ID : 3127994
Revision : 3
Created on : 4/9/2020
Published on : 4/9/2020
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