This article describes the Microsoft Office Project Server
2003 issue that is fixed in the Microsoft Office Project 2003 hotfix package
that is dated December 12, 2003.
Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package
The following issue is fixed in this hotfix package:
Error messages that you receive when you update a task for a Project Server 2003 project plan in Microsoft Project Web Access
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 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 extract the files to
a temporary directory that you select.
- For each SQL query file (such as the Websps.sql file) that
is extracted to the temporary directory 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:
- Run Microsoft SQL Query Analyzer on the main SQL
Server in your configuration.
- 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
directory that is 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
tempdir\queryfile.sql -U sa in the Open box, and
then click OK.
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 ENTER.
- 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.
Date Time Size File name
12-Dec-2003 23:32 644,608 Projectserver2003-kb832898-fullfile.msp
After you install the hotfix, the global version of this fix has
the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table:
Date Time Version Size File name
04-Dec-2003 00:53 378 Hfps110.sql
05-Nov-2003 19:08 1,214,038 Websps.sql
For more information about installing this hotfix, see the
Readme.txt file that is included in the package.
Article ID: 832898 - Last Review: October 6, 2005 - Revision: 2.7
- Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
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