June 14, 2016, update for Project Server 2013 (KB3115179)

Applies to: Microsoft Project Server 2013 Service Pack 1

This article describes update KB3115179 for Microsoft Project Server 2013, which was released on June 14, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Improvements and fixes

  • Improves performance of Project Server Enterprise Resources CSOM API if there's a large number of resources.
  • Updates the translation of the project check in dialog box to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • On the Manage Timesheets page, a screen reader can't determine which cell is selected and therefore it can't read out the information in the cell to the user.
    • When you create a project in Project Web App and then you save, close and check in the project, it takes a long time before the page goes back to the Project Center. You may also see an informational dialog which states that it's taking a long time and suggests that you check the queue. This problem may occur when the "Prepare Project Web App Permission Synchronization For Projects" queue job takes a long time. This is possible if there're many user accounts in the server.
    • When you edit and publish a project through the Project Server Interface (PSI), the outline numbers of tasks aren't updated to the reporting schema.
    • Assume that you make a migration from Project Server 2010 to Project Server 2013. When you edit a resource, you receive the following error message: 
      The resource could not be saved due to the following reasons: A resource availability contour cannot go outside the range of the resource's earliest and latest availability dates.
    • If project sites are created on a different site collection than Project Web App, the Web Admins group is created but never synchronized.
    • If the submitted actual work hasn't yet been applied to a project, the related enterprise resources can be deleted.
    • Timesheet page fails to load, and you receive the following error message: 
      The view failed to load. Press OK to reload this view with the default settings. Press Cancel to select another view.
      Note This issue occurs after you install February 9, 2016, update for Project Server 2013 (KB3114737).
    • Assume that you view a project on which there's at least one task that doesn't have a resource assigned. When you edit the project and switch from a task view to an assignment view that also has a task ID field, the view gets stuck in a loading state. 
    • The Project.CreateProjectFromTemplate PSI method creates inaccessible projects because the project owner doesn't get properly set.
    • The approval date is incorrectly displayed as the submitted date in Status Update history.
    • The Edit page function doesn't work as expected in Project Web App. For example, the ribbon appears dimmed and the Web Part menu can't be edited. This issue occurs after you install February 10, 2015 update for Project Server 2013 (KB2880996).
    • Assume that your Project Web App UI language is French, and exporting the Resource Assignment view to an Excel workbook fails. In this situation, if you try to open the .xlsx file, you receive the following error message:
      We found a problem with some content in 'xxx.xlsx'. Do you want us to try to recover as much as we can? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes.
      If you click Yes, then it opens in Excel, but you see other errors pointing you to the problem.

How to download and install the update

Download Center

This update is only available 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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