Project 2013 and Project Server 2013 Service Pack 1

*** Update 4/22 SP1 re-release

Stefan's blog has the full download links for SP1

And patch again to avoid the lost resources issue - unless you also load April CU.


*** Update 4/3/2014 - as a precaution both the SharePoint and Project Server SP1 downloads have been temporarily made unavailable - more information when I have it.  The KB articles have been updated with:

We have recently uncovered an issue with this Service Pack 1 package that may prevent customers who have Service Pack 1 from deploying future public or cumulative updates. As a precautionary measure, we have deactivated the download page until a new package is published.***

Today sees the launch of Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Project 2013, Project Server 2013 as well as the rest of the Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 families.

*** Update 2/26 I should also mention that unlike previous SharePoint and Project Server Service Packs - there  is no roll-up - the Project doesn't include SharePoint and the SharePoint doesn't include Project - if you want both you need to install both.  Thanks for the reminder Laksh! ***

*** Update 3/4/2014 - The slipstreamed installations are announced - - this means you can install on Windows Server 2013 R2.  Before this slipstream version the pre-requisite installer would fail configuring IIS ***

The following links are probably the ones you are interested in most:

  • Project 2013 (client)
  • Project Server 2013
  • With SP1 the database version will get updated to 15.0.4569.1000 (I will double check this, as I already had SP1 from a pre-release, and the actual release didn’t update beyond this… You mileage may vary, but only in the final digit I suspect, if at all)
  • NOTE: If you updated a stored procedure according to KB 2933444 the ‘Lost resources’ issue - then you should check that the updated stored procedure is still in place or re-apply the change. (I think you will need to re-apply, but as I already had SP1 I cannot tell) And if you didn’t – perhaps you should now!
  • SharePoint 2013

Also there is a full list of what is in SP1 which can be downloaded in Excel format from here.  basically SP1 is a roll-up of all Cumulative and Public updates up to and including the December 2013 CU and the January 2014 PU, as well as some other stability, performance and security improvements.

The blog from the Office Sustained Engineering team has all the information at

Project Online and Project Pro for Office 365 users do not need to worry about SP1 – you are automatically kept up to date.

Thanks to all the engineering teams, as well as the customers, partners and MVPs who were involved in Beta testing of this release!

Errors I saw when trying to control the version of the client at15.0.4569.1504:

02/25/2014 15:38:27.58    Microsoft.Office.Project.Server (0x3338)    0x1E04    Project Server    Active Cache Load    3oh1    Medium    Error is: ActiveCacheUnsupportedProjectProfessionalVersion. Details: ActiveCacheUnsupportedProjectProfessionalVersion Attributes:  15.0.4569.1000  . Standard Information:  Project:163a4fe7-6f9e-e311-9408-00155d745a04 Project:75cdd7db-1b68-4b70-a8d6-2fe52da83acd    6cd9779c-fc06-2036-19ca-0b08b1721dff

02/25/2014 15:38:27.58    Microsoft.Office.Project.Server (0x3338)    0x1E04    Project Server    Project Calculation Service (M)    ai2no    Unexpected    PWA:, ServiceApp:Project Server Service Application, User:i:0#.w|redmond\brismith, PSI: CalcServiceManager can't read PreReadProject2 for projectGuid 75cdd7db-1b68-4b70-a8d6-2fe52da83acd. Project:163a4fe7-6f9e-e311-9408-00155d745a04 Project:75cdd7db-1b68-4b70-a8d6-2fe52da83acd    6cd9779c-fc06-2036-19ca-0b08b1721dff

02/25/2014 15:38:27.59    Microsoft.Office.Project.Server (0x3338)    0x1E04    Project Server    Project Calculation Service (M)    ai2mv    Exception    CalcServiceManager : Processing Error while opening project guid: 163a4fe7-6f9e-e311-9408-00155d745a04 Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.BusinessLayer.PcsEngine.PcsManagerException: CalcServiceManager : ReadProjectData : CalcServiceManager can't read PreReadProject2     at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.BusinessLayer.CalcServiceManager.ReadProjectData(IPlatformContext siteContext, WinProj winprojActiveCache, Guid ProjectGuid, Guid sessionGuid, UInt32 flags, Int32 lcid, String versionStamp, Boolean fNonCoreData, Boolean fEglobal, Boolean keepWriteLock, Byte[]& coreData, Byte[]& noncoreData, PSError psError)     at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.BusinessLayer.CalcServiceManager.LoadProjectData(IPlatformContext siteContext, Guid projectGuid, WinProj winprojActiveCache, Guid globalGuid, Int32 lcid, IPCSPipe pipe, Guid sessionGuid, String oldVersion, String globalOldVersion, Boolean keepWriteLock, PSError psError)     at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.BusinessLayer.CalcServiceManager.OpenProjectRemappedProject(CalcServiceCallState callState, Guid realProjectGuid, Guid remappedProjectGuid, EngineSessionState& sessionState, EngineSessionType sessionType, PSError& psError) StackTrace:  at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Native.dll: (sig=6ea170d1-988e-4153-9f1d-0305c0ea0309|2|, offset=3C1E) at Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Native.dll: (offset=1255D)    6cd9779c-fc06-2036-19ca-0b08b1721dff

Comments (16)

  1. anonymouscommenter says:

    Hi Brian,

    Can you confirm if Project Server 2013 (and SharePoint 2013) now is supported to install on Windows Server 2012R2? The article has not been updated with that info.

    Best regards

  2. You will still need a package Johan, that has been updated with for SP1, which I have not seen yet. A simple slipstream installation will not work as it is the pre-requisite installer that has the issues configuring IIS on 2012 R2. I’ll post as soon as I see anything.
    Best regards,

  3. anonymouscommenter says:

    Hello Brian, I did had some issues with the installation of Service Pack leaving my farm in an inconsistent state telling me that the SP was missing on all nodes in my farm except one. Very strange. Tried to uninstall the bits and bytes, but that is not an option. Once you begin with the roll out of SP1, there is no way back.

    Finally figured it all out. Once you install PowerView for SharePoint and you remove it afterwards, it leaves a trail in the config database. This causes issues in the prerequisite check of the config wizard. The magic happens when you perform the following command at each node (which will reset the configuration status of one node in the SharePoint config database) :

    Get-SPProduct -local

    After running that command successfully on each node you can complete the conifguration wizard.

  4. anonymouscommenter says:

    I can confirm that the fix for Lost Resources (KB 2933444) has to be re-applied after installation of Service Pack 1

  5. with this service pack, my customers will sleep quiet 🙂

  6. anonymouscommenter says:

    Can this SP be installed only for PS 2013 and leave SharePoint without it? Thaks

  7. anonymouscommenter says:

    SP not there anymore, was it pulled?

  8. anonymouscommenter says:

    Hello Brian,

    I am running into issue while installing April 2014 CU after installing re-released SP1. Below are the steps I followed on one of the new environments.

    1) Installed SharePoint 2013 RTM + Project Server 2013 RTM
    2) Ran the config wizard and created a new farm
    3) Installed re-released SP1 for SharePoint and Project Server 2013 (2880552 and 2880553)
    4) Ran the Config wizard successfully

    Now, I am trying to install April 2014 CU (2863881) and getting error “The expected version of the product was not found on the system”

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you,

  9. MBSNL says:

    Hi Brian,

    When will the LifeCycle page be updated?

    You would expect Service Pack 1 become MANDATORY at some point, but at what date is that?
    Is that 12 months after the re-release date, being 22-Apr-2015 ?


  10. anonymouscommenter says:

    Hi Brian,
    Thanks for the update on control client version (NOT 15.0.4569.1504) when upgrade to SP1. We still want to align the client SP1 version to the server SP1 version. Can you help on which client control version to state?


  11. 15.0.4569.1000 will control the SP1 client and still allow the server to work Bo – there was not a release between 1000 and 1504.
    Best regards,

  12. MBSNL, there are two parts to this – generally a Service Pack is not ‘supported’ once the following Service Pack has been out for a year. So 1 year after SP2 we would not support customers still running SP1. If you mean when would you need to have SP1
    loaded to load a Cumulative Update then this would normally be a year or so after release – so maybe the June CU next year – but we would announce that requirement in the KB/Blog.
    Best regards,

  13. Kiran – hopefully the 7th May release of the ‘April’ CU resolved your issue – sorry for the delayed response.
    Best regards,

  14. anonymouscommenter says:

    Hi Brian,

    I’ve installed MS Project professional 2013 (32bits) on a win 7 computer, the version of project is 15.0.4420.1017.
    I have download the SP1 (32bits), and when I want to install it he told me that no product is concerned by the update, is that normal ? If not what can I do ?
    Best regards

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