November 7, 2017, update for Project 2016 (KB4011227)

Applies to: Project Professional 2016Project Standard 2016

This article describes update 4011227 for Microsoft Project 2016 that was released on November 7, 2017. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update in 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:

  • When you save changes to a master project that's stored in a SharePoint document library, subprojects switch to read-only mode and aren't saved accordingly.
  • If you have Task Path feature enabled, Project 2016 may freeze when you select a task within your project.
  • After you set a timescale label to None in a timescaled view such as the Gantt chart, all labels for other timescale tiers disappear, and the label for the tier that you have selected to hide does not disappear.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You have a task in Project 2016 that is set to fixed duration and is effort-driven.
    • You have a resource assigned to the task.
    • Within a Task Form type view, you assign an additional resource to the task and specify the units for the resource to any value other than 100 percent.

    In this scenario, the unit setting for the additional resource is 100 percent, and the name disappears.

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You save a baseline in your project.
    • You query the database and check the MOD_DATE property for the given baseline.
    • You open the project and save a different baseline.
    • You query the database and check the MOD_DATE property for the two baselines.

    In this scenario, you find that the values of the MOD_DATE property for the two baselines are the same. They should be different and reflect the dates on which you save the baselines.

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 KB4011227, 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 KB4011227, 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 KB4011227, 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.