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When you attempt to update an Office administrative installation with the Microsoft Outlook 2000 Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) 1.21 E-mail Security Update, you may receive the following error message:
Error creating process <ohotfix9 /a>. Reason: The system cannot find the file specified.
You receive this error message because the Microsoft Outlook 2000 Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) 1.21 E-mail Security Update is not designed to update an administrative installation.
To resolve this problem, follow the steps in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/268719/EN-US/ )OFF2000: How to Update an Administrative Installation with the Outlook CDO Security Update
The Readme.txt file that is included in early versions of the Cdoupdt.exe download file contains the following text:
This information is not correct and will not appear in later versions of the Readme.txt file included with the Cdoupdt.exe download.
-------------------------- Admin Installations -------------------------- To run the update in admin mode and update a network install, type the following at a command prompt in the folder where the update is stored: cdoupdt.exe /c:"ohotfix9 /a" a file selection dialog will appear to choose the admin MSI. or cdoupdt.exe /c:"ohotfix9 /a <fullpathtoadmin.msi>" To run the update in quiet and in admin mode and update a network installation, type the following at a command prompt in the folder where the update is stored: cdoupdt.exe /c:"ohotfix9 /a <fullpathtoadmin.msi> /q" /q
Article ID: 268790 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.3