February 6, 2018, update for Project 2016 (KB4011672)

Applies to: Project Professional 2016Project Standard 2016

This article describes update 4011672 for Microsoft Project 2016 that was released on February 6, 2018. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes

This update fixes the following issues:

You cannot assign a cost value to a cost resource through the Assign Resource dialog box if the Windows regional setting is set to Norwegian. Instead, you see the following error message: 

This field only supports numbers.

If you’ve only typed numbers, try entering a smaller number with up to two decimal places.

Consider the following scenario:

  • You are using the German version of Project 2016.
  • You set the date format to use Weeks. For example, “3/W05".
  • You create an automatically scheduled task.
  • You modify either the Start or Finish field to change the date.

In this scenario, you receive the following error message:

The date you entered isn't supported for this field. Dates must be between January 1, 1984, through December 31, 2149.

Enter the date in the correct format, eg., 15/06/00 or 15 June 2000

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a Project Web App site and Project Professional 2016 in your organization.
  • You create some custom project fields and add them to your project detail pages (PDPs).
  • In Project Web App, you create a new project and add values to these custom fields.
  • You open the project in Project Professional 2016, make a change and then save the project.
  • You open the project in Project Web App and view the custom field values on the PDPs.

In this situation, the values for these custom fields may be lost.

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a task that has a resource assigned.
  • The task has a split in it. For example, there's a week of work, a week where no work exists and then a final week that has work.
  • In the timesheet for this task, you enter hours on the task so that the work is completed up to the date where the split begins.
  • The timesheet is submitted and then the status update is approved.
  • After that, the project is opened in Project Web App and the task finish date is adjusted to a date that's after where the actual work is completed. For example, the actual finish date is set to the middle of the week where there's no work.

In this situation, the actual work is spread over the whole duration.

How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

If you're not sure which platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you're running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files.

Update information


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Project 2016 installed.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.

More information

To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:

  1. Start an Office 2016 application.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2016 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2016 Click-to-Run installation MSI-based Office 2016
The screenshot for Word click to run The screenshot for Word MSI

How to uninstall this update

Windows 10

  1. Go to Start, enter View Installed Updates in the Search Windows box, and then press Enter.
  2. In the list of updates, locate and select KB4011672, and then select Uninstall.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then select Search. If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then select Search.
  2. Enter windows update, select Windows Update, and then select Installed Updates.
  3. In the list of updates, locate and select KB4011672, and then select Uninstall.

Windows 7

  1. Go to Start, enter Run, and then select Run.
  2. Enter Appwiz.cpl, and then select OK.
  3. Select View installed updates.
  4. In the list of updates, locate and select KB4011672, and then select Uninstall.


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File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.