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When you receive an e-mail notification reminder, the date that appears in the body of the e-mail notification is in United States (US) English date format. This may cause misinterpretation when the language that is selected is United Kingdom (UK) English.
For example, when the UK English language setting is selected, you may expect the date 05/06/2003 to indicate June 5, 2003. However the date, formatted as US English standard, actually indicates 05/06/2003 as May 6, 2003.
This problem occurs because Project Server 2002 and Project Web Access (PWA) determine the date format to use based on the Locale Identifier (LCID). The LCID is determined by the language that you select in the Set my e-mail notifications and reminders link on the PWA home page.
Service Pack Information
This problem is corrected in Project Server 2002 Service Pack 1.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Project Server 2002. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
867830 How to obtain the latest Microsoft Project Server 2002 service pack
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question. The global version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Size File name --------------------------------------------- 10-Jun-2003 23:19 4,276,736 Prjsvr10.msp
After the fix is installed, these files will have the following file attributes or later:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Project Server 2002 Service Pack 1.
To select the language option, click the Set my e-mail notifications and reminders link on the PWA home page.
After this fix is installed, the date format will be spelled out on all language versions of Project Server 2002 if the language that you select in the Set my e-mail notifications and reminders link in PWA is set to English. For example, the date that is listed in e-mail notifications and reminders appears as Jun 04 2003 instead of the numeric equivalent. If you select any other language in the Set my e-mail notifications and reminders link on the PWA home page, the numeric date format will be used.