Cross linked projects experience continuous calculation in Microsoft Project 2002

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When you use Microsoft Project to create cross project links (dependencies) between several existing projects, and then you save one of the projects to a baseline, you may experience continuous recalculation of all the linked projects. Additionally, when the continuous recalculation is occurring, you experience the following issues:
  • The Microsoft Project program window flickers on your screen.
  • There is an increase of CPU usage by the Winproj.exe file in Microsoft Project.


Service Pack Information

This problem is corrected in Project 2002 Service Pack 1.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Project 2002. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
867829 How to obtain the latest Microsoft Project 2002 service pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

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, submit a request to 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 Web site:
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. The global version of this fix 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 tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Size       File name     
   11-Mar-2003  03:20  8,957,440  Project10.msp
After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version         Size        File name
   22-May-2002  22:37  10.0.4109.0      7,445,320  Owc10.dll        
   18-Oct-2002  03:23  10.0.2002.1017     909,824  Pj10od10.dll     
   19-Feb-2003  00:24  10.0.2003.218      254,464  Pj10tm10.dll     
   19-Feb-2003  00:24  10.0.2003.218    4,108,800  Pjoledb.dll      
   11-Mar-2003  02:22  10.0.2003.310   10,101,248  Winproj.exe  


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Project 2002 Service Pack 1.


Article ID: 810615 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Project Standard 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Professional Edition
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