Description of the Visio 2003 update: February 10, 2004

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Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Office Visio 2003. This update fixes an issue where Visio 2003 overwrites certain Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) registry settings, and by doing so, may prevent certain programs that use MSXML 3.0 (Msxml3.dll) or MSXML 2.0 (Msxml2.dll) from running as expected.

This article describes how to download and install the Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Update: KB831925.

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How to download and install the update

Client update

If you installed Visio 2003 from a CD-ROM, you have the following two options:
  • Use the Microsoft Office Product Updates Web site to automatically install all the latest updates that include all available service packs and public updates.
  • Install only the Visio 2003 Update: KB831925 by following the steps that are 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 must have to make sure that your installation is completely up-to-date.

Office Product Updates Web site

To have the Office Product Updates Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, 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 Visio 2003 Update: KB831925

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Visio 2003 Update: KB831925 package now.

Release Date: February 10, 2004

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft Support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

To download and install the client update:
  1. Click Save to save the Visio2003-KB831925-FullFile-ENU.exe file to the selected folder.
  2. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, locate the folder where you downloaded the file, and then double-click the Visio2003-KB831925-FullFile-ENU.exe file.
  3. When you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
  4. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  5. If you are prompted to do so, insert the Visio 2003 installation CD-ROM in your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then click OK.
  6. When you receive a message that indicates that the installation was successful, click OK.
Note After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed, you must remove Visio 2003, and then install it again from the original CD-ROM.

Administrative update

If you installed Visio 2003 from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your computer.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download
Download the Visio 2003 Update: KB831925 package now.

Release Date: February 10, 2004

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update:
  1. In Windows Explorer, create a new folder on drive C, and then name the folder KB831925.
  2. Click Save to save the Visio2003-KB831925-FullFile-ENU.exe file to the C:\KB831925 folder.
  3. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
  4. At the command prompt, type the following lines, and then press ENTER after each line:
    cd\kb831925
    Visio2003-KB831925-FullFile-ENU.exe /c /t:c:\kb831925
  5. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  6. At the command prompt, type exit to quit Command Prompt.
  7. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, and then click Run.

    In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK
    msiexec /a Admin Path\MSI File /p c:\kb831925\MSP File SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE
    where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for Visio 2003 (for example, C:\Visio2003), MSI File is the .msi database package for Visio 2003 (for example, Vispro.msi), and MSP File is the name of the update (for example, Visio2003-KB831925-FullFile.msp).

    Note You can append /qb+ to the command line so that the End User License Agreement dialog box does not appear.
  8. To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start, and then click Run.

    In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK
    msiexec /i Admin Path\MSI File REINSTALL=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=vomu
    where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for Visio 2003 (for example, C:\Visio2003), MSI File is the MSI database package for Visio 2003 (for example, Vispro.msi), and Feature List is the list of feature names (case sensitive) that have to be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL, or you can install the following feature:
    VisioCore
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:
829197 HOW TO: Install updates to an administrative installation of Office 2003
For more information about how to deploy a Microsoft Office 2003 update in a corporate environment, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/five/ch18/MntA01.htm#sub_2

How to determine whether the update is installed

The English version of this update 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. The update contains updated versions of the following files:
Date         Time   Version       Size    File name
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05-Dec-2003  10:23  11.0.3604.0  213,504  Solutils.dll
To determine whether the update is installed on your computer, follow these steps.

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. Under Search Companion, click All files and folders.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type solutils.dll, and then click Search.
  4. In the right pane, right-click the Solutils.dll file that is listed in the search results, and then click Properties.
  5. Click the Version tab, and then verify the version of the Solutils.dll file that is installed on your computer.
Note If the Visio 2003 Update: KB831925 is already installed on your computer, you receive the following error message when you try to install the Visio 2003 Update: KB831925:
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.

List of issues that are fixed by the update

The Visio 2003 Update: KB831925 fixes the following issue that was previously not documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Visio 2003 overwrites certain MSXML registry settings
When you install Visio 2003 on your computer, Visio 2003 may overwrite certain MSXML 3.0 or MSXML 2.0 registry settings, and certain programs that use MSXML 3.0 or MSXML 2.0 may not work as expected.

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Article ID: 831925 - Last Review: January 9, 2007 - Revision: 1.7
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2003
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