August 2, 2016, update for Project 2016 (KB3115424)

Gilt für: Project Professional 2016Project Standard 2016

This article describes update KB3115424 for Microsoft Project 2016, which was released on August 2, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update on 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

  • Translates some terms in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • When you try to import and merge an XML format into an existing project, and the XML project has tasks that have dependencies among them, Project 2016 may crash.
    • Consider the following scenario:
      • You have at least two projects and the projects have task-level cross project dependencies.
      • The projects are included in a master project.
      • The master project is open and you are looking at the Gantt view.
      In this situation, you experience the following issues:
      • The dependency lines between the tasks in the inserted projects aren't displayed.
      • Dragging and dropping to create links between tasks that are in a sub-project or across sub-projects doesn't create a link as expected.
      • The Link the selected tasks and Unlink tasks buttons in the schedule grouping of the Task ribbon don't function on cross project tasks.

    • When you try to edit or create a new Network Diagram data template, you receive the following error message:
      The field "<Unavailable>" does not exist. Click a field name in the list, and then press Enter.
    • When you work in a usage view within the context of a master, Project 2016 may crash. This issue may occur when you level resources or delete tasks.
    • Assume that you have a Project .mpp file that's stored in a SharePoint document library. When you click the file name, the project opens but you don't see a banner that offers you the ability to edit or check out the project. Instead, the project may keep in a read-only state and you can't save or check in changes.
    • When you set the date of a task to a value that's greater than the year 2099 in Project 2016, the date is displayed incorrectly in the date picker control. For example, if you have tasks that are scheduled on May 12, 2110, the year is displayed as 2010 in the date picker.
    • In the printout or print preview of a Gantt chart in Project 2016, the Resource Names column displays the same information as the Predecessors column. This issue occurs if you set Windows Regional Settings to a right-to-left language.

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 what 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 Office 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 installationMSI-based Office 2016
The screenshot for Word click to run The screenshot for Word MSI


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File Information

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it 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.