May 12, 2015, update for Project 2013 (KB2986246)

Van toepassing: Project Standard 2013Project Professional 2013

This article describes update KB2986246 for Microsoft Project 2013 that was released on May 12, 2015. This update has a prerequisite.

Please be aware that the update in Download Center applies to Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It does not apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?).

Improvements and Fixes

Fixes the following issues:
  • When you apply actual work to a project in Project 2013, the actual work may be applied to an incorrect resource. This issue may occur when one resource is exchanged for another while a status update is pending.
  • When you edit a cell through the entry bar for a project in Project 2013, the cell is displayed as solid black and you cannot see the cell value.
  • When you export an XML file and then import it to a new project in Project 2013, the work and the actual work time-phased values may be incorrect.
  • When you publish a project to a project server that contains an updated status manager on a task, the status manager name is not updated in the reporting database on the server.
  • When you browse to the Project Center and then click to open a project in Project Professional, the wrong profile may be used and the URL information in the profile is overwritten with the wrong details. This issue occurs most frequently when you have multiple URLs that point to the same physical Project Web App (PWA) instance, and you have different profile in Project Professional for each URL.
  • When you try to save enterprise resources where there is an enterprise custom field originally created in Project 2003, the changes are not saved.
  • When you open a series of projects that have cross-project dependencies in Project 2013, Project may crash.

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

Update information

Restart information

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


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

More Information

How to determine whether my Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based:
  1. Start Project 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item is not displayed.
Office 2013 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2013
The screenshot for Project Click to Run The screenshot for Project MSI


See the information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates . The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.