Description of the Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 and Microsoft Office Project 2003 Post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package (Project.msp): October 28, 2008

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This article describes the Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 and Microsoft Office Project 2003 Post-Service Pack 3 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated October 28, 2008.
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 package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

This hotfix fixes the following issue:
957130 Description of the Project 2003 hotfix package: August 22, 2008
This hotfix fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • You install Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3). When a manager approves updates to timesheets, Enterprise custom field values for assignments are updated at task level and not at assignment level. This can cause data to be overwritten by other resources that use the same Enterprise custom fields in the same project.
  • When a manager approves Actual Work that is submitted from a resource, the approved time appears both in the day that the work was performed and in a prior day that has no time.
  • If you change the Work or Actual Work on an assignment that is in a Fixed Duration task, and then use Sync to Protected Actuals to synchronize with the Project Server, the remaining Work is rescheduled incorrectly. The original planned Finish date of assignments is changed.
  • After you install Microsoft Office Project 2003 SP3, you try to recalculate a master plan. When you do this, you receive several calculation errors that you then resolve. After you resolve these errors, you try to save the master plan. When you do this, the computer stops responding or 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 this specific problem.

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, submit a request to 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.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

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 one of the hotfixes 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 issues that are 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 sizeDateTime
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Project.mspNot applicable8,585,72824-Oct-200817:15
Project.msp information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
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

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