Description of the Office Project 2007 hotfix package (project-x-none.msp): August 31, 2010

This article describes the Microsoft Office Project 2007 issues that are fixed in the Office Project 2007 hotfix package that is dated August 31, 2010.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix packages.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Assume that you open more than one project in Project Professional by using Project Server. When you save a baseline in one project, the timephase baseline work values in other projects that are open are changed unexpectedly. 
    Note The total baseline work, the Baseline Start field, and the BaselineFinish field remain the same.
  • When the internal index that is used to track the ordering of tasks in a project is recalculated, sometimes is not saved unexpected. Therefore, when you reopen a project, tasks may appear in the wrong places within the project.
  • Assume that you apply fixed costs to a task in Microsoft Office Project 2007. When the automatic calculation of the actual cost for tasks is disabled, the value for the remaining cost is not be calculated correctly. Therefore, the remaining cost is listed for tasks that are marked as partly or fully completed. This differs from the behavior in Microsoft Office Project 2003.
  • When you save a project, the process fails and you receive the following error message: 

    Job Type: Save
    Error ID: 12005(0x2EE5)
    Error Description: Queue Failed to Process the message.

    In this situation, Project Server forces Project Professional to retry the job and to perform a full save. However, the server does not save the retried job unexpectedly.
  • Office Project Professional 2007 crashes when you copy and paste data in a master project from a subproject.
  • Consider the following scenario. You open a master project that contains sub projects. You do not expand the sub projects. The master project uses a base calendar that differs from the base calendar of the sub projects. In this scenario, the finish date of the sub projects is recalculated to a later date unexpectedly every time that the master project is recalculated. Eventually, the finish date of the sub projects ends on 12/31/2049.
  • You save a master project. However, when you try to save a sub project, you receive the following error message: 

    The file cannot be saved.

  • When you work in a master project in Office Project 2007 and you delete a task dependency or a link in a sub project, Office Project 2007 crashes.
  • Consider the following scenario.
    • On an existing task, you set the Work field to 0h. This creates a milestone task.
    • You set the %Complete field of the task to 100%.
    • You synchronize the Protected Actuals action.
    In this scenario, the start date of the task changes to NAunexpectedly.
    Note If you set the %Complete field of the task to 0%, Project Professional crashes.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


You must have 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 2 or 2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 1 installed to apply this hotfix package. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
949585 How to obtain the latest service pack for the 2007 Office suite

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issue that is listed in this article.

The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date 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.

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Project-x-none.mspNot Applicable9,425,40813-Aug-201017:57Not Applicable

project-x-none.msp information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 2289175 - Last Review: 09/01/2010 09:28:00 - Revision: 1.0

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