How to install Microsoft XML Parser and Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML)

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Introduction

With Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML), formerly known as the Microsoft XML Parser, customers can build XML-based applications that follow the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) XML standards. MSXML is a Component Object Model (COM) implementation of the W3C DOM model.

For more information about the versions of MSXML parser and the products that they are distributed with, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
269238 INFO: Version List of the Microsoft XML Parser
MSXML follows the m.n versioning convention, where m and n indicate the major and minor versions, respectively. For example, MSXML 4.0 indicates the 4.0 release of the parser.

Any version of MSXML can be installed side by side together with other versions of MSXML.

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This article describes how to install Microsoft XML Parser and Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML).

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How to install Microsoft XML Parser 3.0

To install Microsoft XML Parser 3.0, follow these steps:
  1. Check if the operating system meets the requirement to install Microsoft XML Parser 3.0.

    The following operating systems are support by Microsoft XML Parser 3.0:
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows XP
  2. Download Microsoft XML Parser 3.0.

  3. Install Microsoft XML Parser 3.0.

How to install Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0

To install Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0, follow these steps:
  1. Check if the operating system meets the requirement to install Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0.

    The following operating systems are support by Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0:
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows XP
  2. Download Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0.

    For more information about how to download Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    818409 How to obtain the latest Microsoft XML 4.0 service pack
  3. Install Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0.

How to install Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0

The exact description for MSXML 5.0 is MSXML 5.0 for Microsoft Office Applications. MSXML 5.0 for Microsoft Office Applications is included in Microsoft Office 2003. To install MSXML 5.0 for Microsoft Office Applications, you have to install Office 2003.

How to install Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0

To install Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0, follow these steps:
  1. Check if the operating system meets the requirement to install Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0.

    The following operating systems are support by Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0:
    • Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows XP Service Pack 1 and later versions of Windows XP
  2. Download Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0.

    To download Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=993C0BCF-3BCF-4009-BE21-27E85E1857B1
  3. Install Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0.

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