June 5, 2018, update for Project 2016 (KB4022164)

Applies to: Project Professional 2016

This article describes update 4022164 for Microsoft Project 2016 that was released on June 5, 2018. 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:

  • Consider the following scenario:

    • You create a project template that has a task and resource assigned to it where the Assignment Units value is set to 0%.
    • You create a project in Project Web App in which the template is associated with the selected enterprise project type.

    In this situation, the assignment on the task shows the Assignment Units value as 100% instead of 0%.

  • When you insert a project into a master project and clear the link to project check box, you may receive the following error message:

    These tasks can't be linked because they're already linked through another task chain.

    After the insertion process is complete, for a given task, it displays the same predecessor or successor for two times.

  • If you save a project that's created by Project 2002 or Project 2003 to a project server, the MSP_TASK_CUSTOM_FIELD_VALUES_SHADOW database table grows large.

  • Assume that you have a task that has a cost resource assigned and there is no work or material resource. When you split the task, the remaining cost is lost.

  • When a Project based COM add-in executes the FileSave method, Project 2016 may crash.

  • When you try to open an enterprise calendar while it is connected to a Project Web App instance by using Google Chrome, you receive the following error message:

    Sorry, we were unable to open your project. Please try again. If this happens again, contact your administrator.

  • Assume that you add a resource to your project where the default booking type for the enterprise resource is set to Proposed. When you change the booking type of the resource in the project to Committed, and then save, close and reopen the plan again, the booking type is reverted to Proposed.

  • When you delete a Gantt chart type view that has a drawing in Project 2016, Project 2016 may crash. Related to this, when you delete a drawing in a Gantt view, you may see the drawing is deleted from another view.

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 KB4022164, 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 KB4022164, 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 KB4022164, 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 times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and 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 times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.