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April 4, 2017, update for Project 2016 (KB3178708)

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This article describes update KB3178708 for Microsoft Project 2016, which was released on April 4, 2017. 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?)

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Improvements and fixes

This update includes the following improvements and fixes:
  • In some circumstances, leveling on a week-by-week basis pushes tasks to the end of time (12/31/2149). Meanwhile, the leveling operation takes a long time to complete, and Project 2016 is unresponsive during that time.
  • After you upgrade from Project 2013 to Project 2016, manually scheduled tasks are not updated correctly. For example, you create a project that has a manually scheduled task by using Project 2013 and open it from your server by using Project 2016. Then you update the task's duration and save the project. However, the change does not appear in PWA or when it's opened again in Project 2013.
  • The Links Between Project dialog box incorrectly displays "File Not Found" in the Differences column for projects that exist and are available on your Project Server.
  • Consider the following scenario:
  • In this situation, the given feature pane isn't displayed as expected.
  • When you use the Copy Timeline function in Project 2016, the timescale doesn't align correctly with where the bars are scheduled and shown. For example, you have a task that begins January 23, 2017. However, the timescale marker that shows January 21, 2017 appears later than the start of the task.
  • Removing the start date from a resource assignment may cause the start date of the task to reschedule to "as soon as possible", and this may cause huge leading splits on the assignment.
  • When you open the Build Team dialog box in Project 2016 and enable the Online status next to name display option, Project may crash.
  • When you assign a task to a resource with a max units 0, the assignment units is unexpectedly assigned as 100%.
  • When you edit an assignment finish date from a Task From type view, Project 2016 may crash.
  • When you open a project file from a SharePoint site through the Recent menu in Project 2016, the file is opened with read/write permission, and you are not prompted to check out the project even though the Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited? SharePoint option is enabled.

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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 KB3178708, 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 KB3178708, 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 KB3178708, and then select Uninstall.

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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. 

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 : 3178708
Revision : 11
Created on : 4/9/2020
Published on : 4/9/2020
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