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March 8, 2017

MS Project 2016 has stopped working on assign resources

Filed under: Microsoft Related — Tags: , , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 9:49 AM

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Recently we purchased Microsoft Project 2016 licenses for our users. In terms of Functionality – All seems to be working fine except assigning resources

Whenever user tried to assign resources using option `Assign Resources` , project crashed/stopped working with below error …

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After little R&D, we found that this is a standard bug in MS Project 2016 and it was fixed with Patch released on February 9, 2016

February 9, 2016, update for Project 2016 (KB3114714)

After updating patch, all went fine.


Advise of the day ! (Golden Rule)

Although we have WSUS (Windows Update Servers) in our organization which regularly update the clients windows , but general patches for MS OFFICE was not selected in the checklist, & that’s the main reason why we had to face this issue. Always keep your Windows and other softwares UP TO DATE. It will keep you away from UNWANTED guests 😉 You know what I mean 🙂

Regard’s
Syed Jahanzaib

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