Description of the Word 2002 Service Pack 2 update: October 16, 2002

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Summary

Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Word 2002 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This update prevents users from unintentionally updating links to external data in Microsoft Word documents or e-mail messages that use Word as the e-mail editor in Microsoft Outlook. Additionally, this update corrects other issues in Microsoft Word 2002 SP2.

This article describes how to download and install the Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002.

This update was first included in Office XP Service Pack 3. For additional information about the latest service pack for Office XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack

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How to Download and Install the Update

IMPORTANT: The installation of the Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002 that is described in this article requires that your version of Microsoft Windows Installer be 2.0 or later. For additional information about this requirement, see the "Windows Installer 2.0 Update Requirements" section of this article.

Client Update

IMPORTANT: Before you install the client update, you must have Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. For additional information about how to install Office XP SP2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
325671 Description of the Office XP Service Pack 2 (S
If you installed Word from a CD-ROM, you have the following two options:
  • Use the Office Product Updates Web site to automatically install all the latest updates that includes all available service packs and public updates.
  • Install only the Word 2002 update, by following the steps described later in this article.
NOTE: Microsoft recommends that you install the client update by using the Office Product Updates Web site. The Office Product Updates Web site detects your particular installation of Microsoft Office and prompts you to install exactly what you need to make sure that your Office installation is completely up-to-date.

Office Product Updates Web Site

To have the Office Product Updates Web site detect the required updates, you must install it on your computer. For more information about how to install the Office Product Updates Web site, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/ProductUpdates/default.aspx
After detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.

Install Only the Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002

Follow these steps to download and install the client update:
  1. Visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    Click here to download the Client Update
  2. Click Save to save the Wrd1005.exe file to the selected folder.
  3. In Windows Explorer, double-click wrd1005.exe.
  4. Click Yes if you receive a prompt to install the update.
  5. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  6. Insert your Office CD-ROM if prompted to do so, and then click OK.
  7. When you receive a message that indicates the installation was successful, click OK.
NOTE: After you install the Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002, you cannot remove it. The Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002 changes the default behavior of some Word fields. If you want the Word fields to behave as they did before you installed the Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002, set the FieldCalcSecurityLevel registry key to 0. For additional information about the 'FieldCalcSecurityLevel' registry key, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330079 How the behavior of the Word fields changes after you install the Word update
For more information about the client update, click the following link for the Office Tools on the Web article:
http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2002/wrd1005.aspx

Administrative Update

NOTE: Before you install the administrative update by using the steps in this article, verify that your administrative installation point has Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 or Office XP SP2 installed. For additional information about how to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack
If you installed Microsoft Word 2002 from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative public update and deploy that update to your computer.

If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update:
  1. Locate the following Microsoft Web site:
    Click here to download the Administrative Update
  2. Download the file to your desktop.
  3. In Windows Explorer, double-click wrd1005a.exe.
  4. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  5. In the Please type the location where you want to place the extracted files box, type C:\wrd1005a, and then click OK.
  6. Click Yes when you are prompted to create the folder.
  7. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, click Run, and then type the following command in the Open box
    msiexec /a Admin Path\MSI File /p C:\wrd1005a\MSP File SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE
    where Admin Path is the path to your administrative installation point for your Office product (for example, C:\Word2002),

    where MSI File is the .msi database package for the Office product (for example, ProPlus.msi), and

    where MSP File is the name of the public administrative installation update (for example, WINWORDff.msp).
  8. To deploy the update on the client workstations, click Start, click Run, and then type the following command in the Open box
    msiexec /i admin path\MSI file REINSTALL=WORDFiles REINSTALLMODE=vomu
    where admin path is the path to your administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP), and

    where MSI file is the MSI database package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.msi).

    NOTE: To reinstall all Microsoft Office XP components on the client computer, use REINSTALL=ALL.
For additional information about how to update your administrative installation and deploy to client workstations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301348 OFFXP: How to install a public update to an administrative installation
This article contains standard instructions for installing an administrative public update.

Or, you can see the following article in the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit:
Microsoft Office Resource Kit

How to Determine Whether the Update Is Installed

The Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002 only updates the Winword.exe file. Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002 updates the version of Microsoft Word 2002 that is installed on your computer to version 10.0.4524.0. In Word, click About Microsoft Word on the Help menu to determine the version of Word is on your computer.

For additional information about how to check the version of Office XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
291331 How to check the version of Office XP
NOTE: If Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002 is already installed on your computer, you receive the following message when you try to install Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002:
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.

Windows Installer 2.0 Update Requirements

The installation of the Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002 requires that your version of Microsoft Windows Installer be 2.0 or later. Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP-3) and Microsoft Windows XP include this version of the Windows Installer.

The Behavior Changes That Occur in the Word Fields When You Install the Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002

For additional information about how the Word fields behavior after the installation of the Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002, the 'FieldCalcSecurityLevel' registry key that effects Word field behavior, and how the Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002 affects Automation, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330079 WD: How the behavior of the Word fields changes after you install the Word update

Issues Fixed by the Update

The Word 2002 SP2 update: October 16, 2002 fixes the issues described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles.
327667 Word2002: IOleObject::DoVerb returns RPC_E_SERVERFAULT opening some documents
The update fixes the following issues that were previously not documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Security: Users May Unintentionally Update Links to External Data Within Word Documents

Users may unintentionally updating links to external data within Word documents, including e-mail messages that use Word as the e-mail editor in Outlook.

For additional information about this issue documented in the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-059, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
330008 Flaw in Word fields and Excel external updates may lead to information disclosure

WD2002: The Track Changes Feature Introduces Previously Deleted Text Back in the Document When You Accept the Changes

When you use the Track Changes feature, the deleted text may be reintroduced in a document when you accept individual changes.

REFERENCES

For additional information about the Word 2000 SR-1 Update: October 16, 2002, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
329749 Description of the Word 2000 SR-1 update: October 16, 2002

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Article ID: 329748 - Last Review: December 13, 2012 - Revision: 5.0
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