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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When a project manager selects Sync to Protected Actuals after processing the updates that are submitted by resources, assignment delays may increase. The Finish date of the project plan changes when assignment delays increase.
This problem was first fixed in a hotfix that is now contained in a service pack. If you installed the latest Project 2003 service pack, you do not have to install the hotfix.
Service pack information
This problem is corrected in Project 2003 Service Pack 1.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Project 2003. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
873459 How to obtain the latest service pack for Project 2003
How to obtain the hotfix
This issue is fixed in the Microsoft Office Project 2003 Hotfix Package that is dated April 1, 2004. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
839631 Microsoft Office Project 2003 hotfix package: April 1, 2004
After you install this hotfix, follow the steps that are listed in the "More Information" section of this article to set the UpdatedSyncActuals registry key and to activate the hotfix.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. To activate this hotfix, follow these steps:
Quit Project 2003.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate, and then click to select the following registry key: