This article describes the Microsoft Office Project Server
2003 issue that is fixed in the Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 hotfix
package that is dated November 7, 2003.
Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package
The following issue is fixed in this hotfix package but was not
previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
- When you view your project plan home Web page, you may
receive one of the following messages where nnn is
the number of resources that have unsubmitted timesheets:
Note This fix only corrects the problem when it occurs going forward, but it does not correct the issue in existing data. To correct the issue in existing data, install the fix, make sure the resources make a change to their timesheets, and then make sure the manager processes the updates to the project plan.
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
A 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, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Project 2003 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 may have to restart your computer after you apply this
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.
Microsoft SQL stored procedure update is required to install Project Server updates
To make sure that your Project Server has all the fixes that are
contained in this update applied correctly, follow these steps:
- Run the self-extracting package, this will extract the
files to a temporary folder that you select.
- For each SQL query file (such as the Websps.sql file) that
is extracted to the temporary folder that you indicated in step 1, do one of
- If you are using Microsoft SQL Server as the backend
for your Project Server, follow these steps:
- On your main SQL server in your configuration, run
Microsoft SQL Query Analyzer.
- In the Database drop-down box,
select the ProjectServer database.
- On the File menu, click
Open, locate the SQL Query file (located in the temporary
folder that you specified in step 1), and then open the file.
- On the Query menu, click
- When the query is finished running, quit Query
- If you are using SQL Server Desktop Engine (also known
as MSDE 2000) as the backend for your 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 C:\Temp and the name of the query file was Websps.sql, you would type
osql -i c:\temp\websps.sql -U sa. This connects you to
the local, default instance of MSDE 2000 by using the System Administrator
account. You may also run osql with another username 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
- This SQL query file that you specified in step a
will now run.
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.
Microsoft Windows Installer MSP file information
Date Time Version Size File name
07-Nov-2003 01:39 188.8.131.52 582,232 Projectserver2003-kb830820-fullfile.exe
Date Time Size File name
07-Nov-2003 01:37 644,608 Projectserver2003-kb830820-fullfile.msp
After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this fix has
the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following
Date Time Version Size File name
07-Nov-2003 01:23 33,926 Homepage.asp
07-Nov-2003 01:24 11.2003.0.1021 1,247,864 Pds.dll
07-Nov-2003 01:26 11.2003.0.1021 154,232 Pjsvradc.dll
For more information about installing 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: 830820 - Last Review: April 7, 2006 - Revision: 5.2
- Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
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