Work duration is calculated by eight hours per day, even if working hours are changed in Microsoft Project 2002

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After you change the length of a working day on a project (for example to create a five-hour work day), when you log into Project Web Access (PWA), click Projects, and then view the Duration field, PWA still calculates working hours based on an eight-hour day. This problem occurs even if the Enterprise Global Calendar was configured to a five-hour work day.


A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:;EN-US;CNTACTMS
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
The global version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Size      File name
   26-Mar-2003  02:27  3,938,304  Prjsvr10.msp

After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name

   24-Mar-2003  21:24  10.0.2003.324     320,000  Atlconv.dll      
   24-Mar-2003  21:45                        611
   05-Sep-2002  19:19                      6,133  Clntutil.asp
   24-Mar-2003  19:58                      1,550  Comlib.asp
   05-Sep-2002  19:19                     13,525  Dlmain.asp
   24-Mar-2003  19:58                      9,110  Grid.asp
   05-Sep-2002  19:19                      6,946  Issshell.asp
   05-Sep-2002  19:19                     16,837  Linkissu.asp
   24-Mar-2003  19:58                     13,927  Locstr.asp
   24-Mar-2003  19:58                     22,744  Modtool.asp
   19-Feb-2003  00:08  10.2003.0.218     126,976  Mspnav.dll       
   05-Sep-2002  19:19                      3,975  New4task.asp
   11-Mar-2003  02:05  10.2003.0.310     630,784  Pds.dll          
   09-Oct-2002  19:31  10.0.2002.1009    909,824  Pj10od10.dll     
   25-Mar-2003  00:56                    912,779
   28-Jan-2003  05:08  10.0.2003.127     188,928  Pjnpe.dll        
   01-Oct-2002  01:00  10.0.2002.930     167,936  Pjobjprv.dll     
   24-Mar-2003  21:24  10.0.2003.324   4,108,800  Pjoledb.dll      
   03-Dec-2002  01:06                     30,535  Portview.asp
   06-Aug-2002  18:16                      3,584  Prjsvre.mst
   07-Jan-2003  23:40  10.2003.0.107      57,344  Psvracub.dll     
   03-Dec-2002  01:06                     96,082  Qylibstd.sql
   05-Sep-2002  19:19                     53,683  Svrdbdl.asp
   24-Mar-2003  19:58                  1,069,326  Websps.sql

Note After you apply this fix, you must check out and update the Enterprise Global Calendar. Changing the local calendar in the project will have no effect.


To work around this problem, change the start and end time in the project calendar. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Tools, click Options, and then click Calendar.
  2. Change the Default start time to the beginning of the work day.
  3. Change the Default end time to the end of the work day.
  4. Click OK to accept the changes.
  5. Click Tools, and then click Change Working Time.
  6. Select the days of the project.
  7. Click Nondefault working time.
  8. In the From field, type the start time.
  9. In the To field, type the end time.
  10. Click OK to accept the changes.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Article ID: 331973 - Last Review: December 26, 2014 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Project Server 2002
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