Folks the October 25th, 2011 Project Server 2010 hotfix includes a few specific areas that you may have run across.  Consider these when choosing to deploy this hotfix, also make sure to read the complete Cumulative Update article (listed at the end of this posting).

Description of the Project Server 2010 hotfix package (Pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011

Technet article:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596498 

Summary:  This article describes the Microsoft Project Server 2010 issues that are fixed in the Project Server 2010 hotfix package that is dated October 25, 2011.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes
  • When you use the TimesheetCreated event to customize a timesheet in Project Server 2010, the timesheet does not display the correct data.
  • When you accept updates for a task in Project Web App (PWA), the duration and actual work values for certain tasks are lost.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You add an enterprise custom field which is based on a lookup table to a timesheet in Project Server 2010.
    • You update the timesheet.
    • You submit the timesheet.
    • You view the Approval Center.

    In this scenario, the Approval Center displays two items that have to be approved. However, the Approval Center should only display one item.

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You set yourself as the assignment owner of a material resource in the Assignment Owner field in Project Server 2010.
    • You assign the material resource to a new task in a project.
    • You save and publish the project.
    • You view the new task on the My Tasks page in PWA.

    In this scenario, the My Tasks page does not display the new task. Additionally, the reminder does not display the correct number of new tasks.

  • Assume that you close a task to prevent that task from being updated in a timesheet in Project Server 2010. When you recall a timesheet to which the task was previously added, the task disappears from the timesheet.
  • When you group by projects in the Timesheet view in PWA, PWA displays duplicate project names.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create custom fields that are associated with tasks in PWA. 
    • You update a task together with the custom field information on the My Timesheets page.
    • You import the results into the My Tasks page.

    In this scenario, the Timesheet view does not display the custom field value. Additionally, the Timesheet view does not display the custom field value when you create additional timesheets.

  • Consider the following scenario. You add a Task Hierarchy field to the Timesheet view in PWA. Then, you add a new assignment to the timesheet. In this situation, the Task Hierarchy field does not display the task hierarchy details. However, the Task Hierarchy field displays the task hierarchy details after you save the timesheet.
  • Consider the following scenario. You log on to PWA as a project manager. You approve a task and enter many characters into the comments text box in the Approval Center. In this scenario, you receive the following error message:

    An Error occurred while processing one or more items. This was caused by one of the following:
    A timesheet job is failed and blocking correlation in the queue.
    The approval item no longer exists or has already been approved.
    The host server is unreachable.

  • This hotfix configures the Approval Center to highlight task updates when a task is updated in Project Server 2010.

Please also review the Project 2010 hotfix article and CU

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