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Summary

Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Office XP. This update contains important security and stability enhancements in the Microsoft Script Editor and may require that you restart your computer.

INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to download and install the Office XP Update: KB833858.

Note After you install this update, you must be a member of either the Administrators group or of the Debugger Users group to perform script debugging. This behavior is by design and is the result of a security enhancement.

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How to download and to install the update

Important Before you install this update, make sure that you meet the following requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0
    Before you install this update, you must install Windows Installer 2.0 or later. For additional information about this requirement, see the "Windows Installer update requirements" section of this article.
  • Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Before you install this update, install Office XP SP-3.

    For additional information about how to install Office XP Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    832671 Description of Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3

Client update

If you installed Microsoft Office from a CD-ROM, you have the following two options:
  • Use the Microsoft Office Update Web site to automatically install all the latest updates that include all available service packs and public updates.
  • Install only the Office XP Update: KB833858 by following the steps that are described later in this article.
Note Microsoft recommends that you install the client update by using the Office Update Web site. The Office Update Web site detects your particular installation of Office and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your Office installation is completely up-to-date.

Office Update Web site


To have the Office Update Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/maincatalog.aspx
Click Check for Updates. After detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.

Install only the Office XP Update: KB833858


To download and install the client update, follow these steps:
  1. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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    Download
    Download the English version of the Office XP Update: KB833858 client package now.
    Release Date: March 23, 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.
    Note To obtain a localized client version of the Office XP Update: KB834691, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=12A8CCDF-2643-477D-94D4-4677A02AAA7E
  2. Click Open to start the download and installation of the Office XP Update: KB833858.
  3. If you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
  4. Click Yes to accept the license agreement.
  5. Insert your Office XP CD-ROM if you are prompted to do so, and then click OK.
  6. When you receive a message that indicates 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 Office XP, and then install it again from the original CD-ROM.

Administrative update

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

If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update:
  1. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, create a folder on drive C, and then name the folder kb833858.
  2. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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    Download
    Download the English version of the Office XP Update: KB833858 full file package now.
    Release Date: March 23, 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.
  3. Click Save to save the update installation file (for example, Officexp-kb833858-fullfile-enu.exe) to the kb833858 folder.
  4. Click Start, and then click Run.
  5. In the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
  6. At the command prompt, type the following lines, and then press ENTER after each line:
    cd \kb833858

    Officexp-kb833858-fullfile-enu.exe /c /t:c:\kb833858
  7. Click Yes to accept the license agreement.
  8. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box:
    msiexec /a AdminPath\MSI File /p C:\kb833858\MSP FileSHORTFILENAMES=TRUE
    In this command, Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP), MSI File is the .msi database package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.msi), and MSP File is the name of the administrative update.

    Note You can append the /qb+ switch to the command line so that the Office XP Administrative Installation dialog box and the End User License Agreement dialog box do not appear.
  9. To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box:
    msiexec /i AdminPath\MSI FileREINSTALL=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=vomu
    In this command, Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP), MSI File is the MSI database package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.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 features:
    HTMLSourceEditing,WebDebugging
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 How to install a public update to administrative installations of Office XP

How to determine whether the update is installed

The update contains updated versions of the following files:
File name      		Version   
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Msdbg2.dll     		7.0.9466.0
Msenv.dll      		7.0.9064.9606
Pdm.dll        		7.0.9466.0
Vs7jit.exe     		7.0.9466.0
Vsdebug.dll    		7.0.9064.9593
Htmed.dll      		7.0.9064.9607
Mdm.exe        		7.0.9466.0
Mdmui.dll      		7.0.9466.0
Vsbrowsu.dll			7.0.9064.9595

Note Vsbrowsu.dll may also be named Vsbrowseui.dll.

To determine the version of the files that are 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. In the Search Results pane, under Search Companion, click All files and folders.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type a file name, and then click Search.
  4. In the list of files, right-click the found file, and then click Properties.
  5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your computer.
Note If the Office XP Update: KB833858 is already installed on your computer, you receive the following error message when you try to install the Office XP Update: KB833858:
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.

Windows Installer update requirements

To install the update that is described in this article, you must have Windows Installer 2.0 or later installed. Both Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) include Windows Installer 2.0 or later. To install the latest version of the Windows Installer, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

Windows Installer for Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cebbacd8-c094-4255-b702-de3bb768148f%20&displaylang=en
Windows Installer for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Microsoft Windows 2000:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4b6140f9-2d36-4977-8fa1-6f8a0f5dca8f&DisplayLang=en

List of issues fixed by the update

The Office XP Update: KB833858 fixes the following issues that were previously not documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Default debugging permissions have been enhanced

Changes have been made to the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET debugger that is included in Microsoft Office XP to make debugging permissions more restrictive. As a security enhancement, users who are not part of the Administrators group or the Debugger Users group will no longer be able to debug scripts with the Microsoft Script Editor.

Properties

Article ID: 833858 - Last Review: January 28, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2002
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