Project 2016 too slow opening files RRS feed

  • Question

  • Opening a project file in Project 2016 standaard can take up to 10 minutes! System seems to hang. When loaded, everything works fine.

    Probleem seems to be with newer patches only.

    a) RDS server 2016 / Project 2016 16.0.4266.1001 has NO performance issues

    b) Win 10 / Project 2016 16.0.10730.20088 has NO performance issues

    c) Win 10 / Project 2016 16.0.11901.20070 is almost unusable slow in opening project files.

    Opening the same (larger) project from a fileserver takes on System A and B about 10 seconds. Same file on System C takes about 8 minutes!

    Definitily something changed in newer builds on Project 2016. When will this be fixed?



    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:27 AM


  • Hi Bart,

    No one who answers questions on this forum can answer such things as "when will this be fixed", none of us actually work for Microsoft.   If you are 100% sure that the cause of this is the build version and not differences between systems A&B and system C in terms network speed, disk speed, RAM etc, then I would raise a support call with Microsoft.   I haven't seen the issues you mention (11901.20176), but I am not aware that MS have changed in any respect the way .mpp files are read.  I can appreciate your pain with a difference of 8 seconds vs 10 mins.   Is there any chance you can install the older version on System C and see what the performance is like then?

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    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:40 AM