Description of the Project 2010 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): April 24, 2012

Applies to: Project Standard 2010Project Professional 2010


This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Project 2010 hotfix package that is dated April 24, 2012.


Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Assume that a certain unit is incompatible with the upper unit in the Timescale dialog box in Project 2010. When you try to change the Label drop-down list or the Align drop-down list, you receive the following warning message:
    Tier size mismatch: An upper tier has less time per tick than one of the tiers below it.
    Trying the following:
    Change the value in the tier’s Units box.
    Change the number of units you want displayed in the tier’s Count box.
    Additionally, every time that you click the OK button or the Close button in the warning message, you receive the warning message again.
  • When Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code is executed from a ribbon button in Project 2010, the End statement does not work. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    Automation error
  • Assume that you have a milestone task that is in the Manually Scheduled task mode in a project plan in Project Professional 2010. If you set the duration of the milestone task to 0 days, and then you define an actual start date and actual finish date, the milestone task is 100 percent complete. However, when you reopen the project plan, the manually scheduled milestone task is 99 percent complete. Additionally, when you open the project in Project Web App, the manually scheduled milestone task is also 99 percent complete.
  • When you try to scroll up and down in the Resource Usage view in Project 2010, the grid jumps to the active cell.
  • Assume that the Protected Actuals feature is enabled and that a resource contains an assignment that is 100 percent completed in Project 2010. In this situation, you cannot transfer the Remaining Work part of other assignments in the resource to a different resource by using the Replace functionality in the Build Team dialog box.
  • When you try to open a project that contains some invalid lookup table values, Project 2010 crashes.
  • Assume that you include some milestone tasks in a summary task in Project Professional 2010. Then, you assign some cost resources to the milestone tasks. Finally, you select the From subtasks into selected summary task(s) check box in the Set Baseline dialog box. In this situation, the value of the Baseline Cost field does not roll up to the summary task.
  • When you try to clear the Generate WBS code for new task check box in the WBS Code Definition in ProjectName dialog box, the check box remains selected.
  • Assume that you save a project that contains more than 255 resources as an .xml file in Project 2010. Then, you open the .xml file as a new project. In this situation, the resource notes contain corrupted data.
  • Assume that you open a project that has at least one baseline saved and that is in the Project 2007 format from a Project server. Additionally, you do not have permission to save protected baselines. Then, you save the project in the Project 2010 format. In this situation, all data in the protected baselines in the project is lost.
  • Assume that you change a calendar on a project server. Then, you open a project that relies on the calendar. In this situation, Project 2010 crashes.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, you must have Project 2010 or Project 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2460052 Description of Project 2010 SP1

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issues that are listed in this article.

The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.


Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Project-x-none.mspNot Applicable9,546,7525-Apr-124:47
Project-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Project-x-none.mspNot Applicable11,620,3525-Apr-124:46
Project-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates