This article describes the Microsoft Office Project Server
2003 issues that are fixed in the Project Server 2003 hotfix package that is
dated February 28, 2004.
Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package
The following issues are fixed in this hotfix package, but were
not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
- When you run Project Server 2003 with many open resources,
your server may experience very high CPU usage.
- When you publish a very large number of project plans to
your project server, publishing may take an unexpectedly long time to
- If you change the regional settings on your project server
computer to a European language (such as Spanish, Dutch, or Finnish) that
contains a decimal symbol set to a comma, the non-decimal value may be shown
incorrectly in the Project Center for Enterprise Project Number fields that
contain a formula or a value list.
Service pack information
This problem was first corrected in Project Server 2003 Service Pack 1.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Project Server 2003. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain the latest service pack for Project Server 2003
supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to
correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems
that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional
testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft
recommends that you wait for the next Microsoft Office Project 2003 Server
service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note
In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
There are no prerequisites for installing this
You must restart Internet Information Services (IIS) after you
apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix is not replaced by any later
You do not have to create or modify any registry keys to activate
any hotfixes that are contained in this package.
SQL stored procedure update
To make sure that all the fixes that this update contains are
applied correctly on Project Server 2003, follow these steps:
- Run the self-extracting package to extract the files in a
temporary folder that you select.
- For each SQL query file (such as Websps.sql) that is
extracted to the temporary folder that you selected in step 1, use one of the
- If you are using Microsoft SQL Server as the back end
for Project Server, follow these steps:
- On the main SQL server in your configuration, run
SQL Query Analyzer.
- In the Database box, click the
- On the File menu, click
Open, locate the SQL query file in the temporary folder that
you selected in step 1, and then open the file.
- On the Query menu, click
- When the query has finished running, you can quit
SQL Query Analyzer.
- If you are using SQL Server Desktop Engine (also known
as MSDE 2000) as the back end for Project Server, follow these steps:
- On the main SQL server in your configuration, click
Start, click Run, type osql -i
sa in the Open box, and then click
For example, if you extracted the files in step 1
to the C:\Temp folder and the name of the query file is Websps.sql, type
osql -i c:\temp\websps.sql -U sa.
connects you to the local default instance of MSDE 2000 by using the system
administrator account. You can also run the osql command with another user name that has system administrator
permissions on the server.
- At the Password prompt, type the password for the
account that you used in step a, and then press ENTER.
The SQL query file that you specified in step a
Hotfix file information
This hotfix contains only those files that you must have to
correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the
files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest
The global version of this hotfix has the file
attributes (or later) 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
in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Download file information
MSP file information
Date Time Version Size File name
28-Feb-2004 00:45 18.104.22.168 2,934,504 Projectserver2003-kb837248-fullfile.exe
Date Time Size File name
28-Feb-2004 00:43 3,065,856 Projectserver2003-kb837248-fullfile.msp
After you install the hotfix, the hotfix has the file attributes
(or later) that are listed in the following table:
Date Time Size File name
28-Feb-2004 00:35 24,133 Adjacts.asp
For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the
Readme.txt file that is included in the package.
For additional information about the
terminology that Microsoft uses when correcting software after it is released,
click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 837248 - Last Review: April 7, 2006 - Revision: 3.2
- Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
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