Description of the Microsoft Office Project 2003 Update: March 23, 2004

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Summary

Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Office Project 2003. This update fixes a problem where you cannot remove an indent of a task after the task becomes part of a summary in Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003. Additionally, this update fixes other issues in Project Standard 2003 and in Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003.

This article describes how to download and how to install the Project 2003 Update: KB832887.

This update was first included in Project 2003 Service Pack 1.

For additional information about the latest service pack for Project 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
873459 How to obtain the latest service pack for Project 2003

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How to download and install the update

How to download and install the update on a single computer

If you installed Project 2003 from a CD-ROM, you have the following two options:
  • Use the Microsoft Office Updates Web site to automatically install all the latest updates that include all the available service packs, security patches, and updates.
  • Install only the Project 2003 Update: KB832887 by following the steps that are described later in this article.
Note Microsoft recommends that you install the update by using the Office Updates Web site. The Office Updates Web site detects your particular installation of Microsoft Project and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your Project installation is completely up-to-date.

Office Updates Web site


To have the Office Updates Web site detect the updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/FX101321101033.aspx
After detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.

Install only the Project 2003 Update: KB832887


To download and install the update, follow these steps:
  1. Download the update.

    The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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    Download
    Download the Project 2003 Update: KB832887 package now. Release Date: March 23, 2003

    For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
    Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
  2. Click Open to start the download and the installation of the Project 2003 Update: KB832887.
  3. Click Yes to accept the license agreement.
  4. Insert your Project 2003 CD-ROM if you are prompted to do so, and then click OK.
  5. When you receive a message that indicates that the installation was successful, click OK.
Note After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before you installed the update, you must remove Project 2003, and then reinstall it from the original CD-ROM.

Administrative update

If you installed your Project 2003 product from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your computer.

If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update:
  1. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, create a folder on the C drive, and then name the folder kb832887.
  2. Download the update.

    The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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    Download
    Download the Project 2003 Update: KB832887 package now. Release Date: March 23, 2003

    For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
    Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
  3. Click Save, and then save the update installation file to the C:\kb832887 folder.
  4. Click Start, and then click Run.
  5. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
  6. At the command prompt, type the following lines, and then press ENTER after each line:
    cd\kb832887

    Project2003-KB832887-fullfile-language version.exe /c /t:c:\kb832887
    Note In this example, "language version" is the language identifier of the installation file that you downloaded previously--for example, type the following text:
    cd\kb832887

    Project2003-KB832887-fullfile-ENU.exe /c /t:c:\kb832887
  7. Click Yes to accept the license agreement.
  8. At the command prompt, type exit, and then press ENTER to quit the command prompt.
  9. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, and then click Run.
    Type the following command in the Open box:
    msiexec /a admin path\MSI file /p c:\kb832887\MSP file shortfilenames=true
    In this command, admin path is the path of your administrative installation point for Project 2003 (for example, C:\Project2003), MSI file is the .msi database package for the Project 2003 product, and MSP file is the name of the administrative update (for example, Project2003-KB832887-fullfile.msp).

    Note You can append the /qb+ switch to the command line so that the Project 2003 Administrative Installation dialog box and the End User License Agreement dialog box do not appear.
  10. To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start, and then click Run.

    Type the following command in the Open box:
    msiexec /i admin path\MSI file reinstall=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=VOMU
    In this command, admin path is the path of your administrative installation point for Project 2003 (for example, C:\Project2003), MSI file is the MSI database package for the Project 2003 product, and Feature List is the case-sensitive list of feature names that must be reinstalled for the update. To install all the features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL .
For additional information about how to update your administrative installation and how to deploy to client workstations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
829197 HOW TO: Install updates to an administrative installation of Office 2003
This Microsoft Knowledge Base article contains standard instructions for installing an administrative public update. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates

How to determine if the update is installed

The update contains updated versions of the following files:
   Date         Time   Version         Size       File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   17-Dec-2003  02:22  11.0.2003.1216    908,152  Pj11od11.dll     
   17-Dec-2003  00:06  11.0.2003.1216    265,472  Pj11tm11.dll     
   17-Dec-2003  00:06  11.0.2003.1216  4,222,208  Pjoledb.dll      
   17-Dec-2003  02:22  11.0.2003.1216 11,213,656  Winproj.exe
To determine the version of Microsoft Project that is installed on your computer, follow these steps.

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type Winproj.exe, and then click Search.
  4. In the list of files, right-click Winproj.exe, and then click Properties.
  5. On the Version tab, determine the version of Microsoft Project that is installed on your computer.
For additional information about how to determine the version of product 2003 that is installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
821549 HOW TO: Check the version of Office 2003
Note If the Project 2003 Update: KB832887 is already installed on your computer, you receive the following error message when you try to install the Project 2003 Update: KB832887:
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.

List of issues that are fixed by the update

The Project 2003 Update: KB832887 fixes the Project Standard 2003 issue that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
834684 Cannot remove an indent of a task after the task is part of a summary in Project 2003
The Project 2003 Update: KB832887 fixes the following Project Standard 2003 and Project Professional 2003 issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

When you create a link in a master Project plan, your screen flashes or flickers

When you create a link in a master Project plan, your screen may severely flash or flicker.


When you use actual work time-phased tasks, the task may cause a trailing split

When you use actual work time-phased tasks, and a task is completed earlier than it is scheduled to be completed, the task may cause a trailing split.


When you expand a custom outline code in the Project plan, all the outline codes are expanded

When you click the Expand All button to expand a custom outline code in the Project plan, all the outline codes are expanded.


When you expand a custom outline code, the plus sign (+) for your other outline codes may disappear

When you click the Expand All button for a custom outline code, the plus sign (+) for your other outline codes may disappear.


The Project 2003 Update: KB832887 fixes the following Project Professional 2003 issues that were previously not documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

"Your action may result in actuals in this project becoming out of synch with the actuals updated from timesheets" message in Project Professional 2003

If you use Microsoft Project Server with the Locked down actuals option selected, you receive the following message, and you cannot save the milestone as 100 percent complete when you update a milestone task as 100 percent complete:
Your action may result in actuals in this project becoming out of synch with the actuals updated from timesheets.

You can: sync actuals with the Synch actuals command on the Tracking menu, or synch actuals when you save the project.



When you submit the actual start date for a task in Microsoft Project Web Access the Project plan is not updated with the actual start date

When you submit the actual start date for a task in Project Web Access, and you do not submit actual hours worked, the Project plan is not updated with the actual start date.

Note This issue may also occur with the actual end date for a task.



Outline codes are not collapsed by default when they are viewed in Project 2003

Outline codes that are created by automation calls to the Project Data Service (PDS) are not collapsed by default when they are viewed in Project 2003.


A delay is incorrectly added to assigned tasks

When you click Tracking - Sync to Protected Actuals on the Tools menu in your Project plan, a delay is incorrectly added to assigned tasks.


When you create a custom formula for an Enterprise Project 2003 text field, delays may be entered between tasks

When you create a custom formula that uses a date field (such as Status Date) for an Enterprise Project 2003 text field, and you create the task, assign the resources to the task, and then level your Project plan, delays may be entered between tasks.

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Article ID: 832887 - Last Review: July 27, 2012 - Revision: 7.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
Keywords: 
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