September 13, 2016, update for Project Server 2013 (KB3118285)

Applies to: Microsoft Project Server 2013 Service Pack 1

This article describes update KB3118285 for Microsoft Project Server 2013, which was released on September 13, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Improvements and fixes

Fixes the following issues:
  • If the farm administrator upgrades a Project Server 2010 database and has non US-en settings, the process may fail with an error message that resembles the following:
    ConvertTo-SPProjectDatabase : Action of Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Upgrade.ReportingDatabaseSequence failed.

    At line:1 char:1
  • Workflow fails (internal status turns to canceled) if the status information text contains an ampersand "&".
  • When you create a project from a SharePoint task list, queue jobs related to workflows that are associated with the list may fail. For example, the "Reporting (Enterprise Project Type and Workflow Information Sync)" jobs may display failed.
  • After you delete a value from a custom field on the My Tasks page, the change isn't saved and the value comes back when you go to the My Tasks page again.
  • When you update a task on a timesheet, the Process Status field on other untouched tasks may be incorrectly changed to "Not Submitted".
  • Document properties update in Project site document libraries could lead to a flood of Reporting (Project Sync) jobs in the Project Server queue if there's also a workflow that's applied to the document library.

How to download and install the update

Download Center

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

Update information


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Project Server 2013 Service Pack 1 installed.

Restart information

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


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File Information

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