July 5, 2017, update for Project 2016 (KB3203476)

Applies to: Project Standard 2016Project Professional 2016

This article describes update 3203476 for Microsoft Project 2016 that was released on July 5, 2017. 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

This update fixes the following issues:

  • Assume that you create a SharePoint Tasks List in Project Online. After you change the indent of the tasks in Project 2016 and synchronize the tasks with SharePoint, the indent setting isn't synchronized correctly.

  • If the task finish date is changed in the schedule web part, the actual work is spread unexpectedly.

  • After you replace a local resource with an enterprise resource, the actual work is transferred to the enterprise resource even though it's a protected work.

  • When you select a task in the Task Name column in Project 2016, Project 2016 crashes if the first column that's locked of the table is Task Name, and one or more tasks are indented.

  • After you import task, resource, and assignment information from an Excel worksheet in Project 2016, the work value is ignored.

  • When you open an XML file that has comma decimal characters for numeric values in Project 2016, the numeric values is lost because the numeric values are read incorrectly if Project 2016 uses dot decimal characters.

  • Cost precision is lost after you copy and paste a task in a project. For example, if the cost on the source task is $76.85, it will become $76.65 on the pasted task.

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 which 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 Project 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 installation MSI-based Office 2016
The screenshot for Word click to run The screenshot for Word MSI

How to uninstall this update

Windows 10

  1. Go to Start, enter View Installed Updates in the Search Windows box, and then press Enter.
  2. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3203476, and then select Uninstall.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then select Search. If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then select Search.
  2. Enter windows update, select Windows Update, and then select Installed Updates.
  3. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3203476, and then select Uninstall.

Windows 7

  1. Go to Start, enter Run, and then select Run.
  2. Enter Appwiz.cpl, and then select OK.
  3. Select View installed updates.
  4. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3203476, and then select Uninstall.


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File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.