Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office 2003. This article contains information about how to obtain the service pack and about how to obtain a list of issues that are fixed by the service pack. Additionally, this article contains information about the issues that you may experience when you install the service pack and about how to determine whether the service pack is installed.

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) contains significant security enhancements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some of the fixes that are included with Office 2003 SP2 were previously released in separate updates. Office 2003 SP2 combines the previously released fixes into one update.

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Service pack details

Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes

There is a Microsoft Excel workbook available that contains a list of the post-Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) issues that are fixed by Office 2003 SP2.

Note The workbook is in the English language. The workbook will not be translated into any other languages.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Office2003_SP2Changes.exe package now.
Release Date: September 27, 2005

For more 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 prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

List of issues that the service pack fixes

Office 2003 SP2 fixes the issues that are described in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

906460 Issues that are fixed in Access 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2
906342 Issues that are fixed in Excel 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2
906341 Issues that are fixed in FrontPage 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2
906426 Issues that are fixed in InfoPath 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2
906234 Issues that are fixed in Office 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2
906451 Issues that are fixed in Outlook 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2
906340 Issues that are fixed in PowerPoint 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2
906339 Issues that are fixed in Publisher 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2
906338 Issues that are fixed in Word 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2

Security bulletins that are associated with the service pack

Office 2003 SP2 addresses the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Security Bulletins:

890169 MS05-023: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word could lead to remote code execution
884933 MS04-027: Vulnerability in WordPerfect converter could allow code execution
833987 MS04-028: Buffer overrun in JPEG processing (GDI+) could allow code execution

Earlier released updates that this service pack includes

Office 2003 SP2 includes these earlier released updates:

842532 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 1
873378 Description of the security update for Office 2003: WordPerfect 5.x Converter: September 14, 2004
838905 Description of the Office 2003 security update: September 14, 2004
873381 Description of the updates for Office 2003 French grammar checker: November 9, 2004
887982 Description of the update for InfoPath 2003: December 14, 2004
887980 Description of the update for Office 2003: February 8, 2005
885828 Description of the update for Office 2003: February 8, 2005
892258 Description of the updates for the Office 2003 French spelling checker and thesaurus: April 12, 2005
887979 Description of the security update for Word 2003: April 12, 2005
Additionally, Office 2003 SP2 includes the Office 2003 Tablet PC update: Improved Ink Recognition update. For more information about this update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=31634D79-34AD-494D-8108-80085ACE23BE

Known issues

Known issues during the installation of the service pack

You receive an error message when you try to install Office 2003 SP2

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
906323 When you try to install Office 2003 Service Pack 2, you receive a "The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the windows installer service" error message, or the Setup program may not be completed, and you do not receive notification

Known issues after the installation of the service pack

You are unexpectedly prompted to restart the compute arfter you install a Microsoft Office service pack

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
905726 You are unexpectedly prompted to restart the computer after you install an Office service pack or an Office update
Third-party programs that use the Outlook Calendar feature may produce unexpected results after you installOffice 2003 SP2

This problem may occur if the third-party software was not updated to work with the new meeting acceptance architecture in Outlook.

For more information about the new meeting acceptance architecture in Outlook, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
894470 A meeting is removed from your Outlook Calendar after you accept the meeting and then delete the accepted meeting request
899919 Developer information about the calendar changes in Outlook 2003 Service Pack 2, Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and later versions
When you try to update the data in tables that are linked to an Excel workbook in Microsoft Office Access 2003, you cannot edit, add, or delete data in the tables

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
904953 You cannot change, add, or delete data in tables that are linked to an Excel workbook in Office Access 2003 or in Access 2002

Installation details

How to obtain and install Office 2003 Service Pack 2

Office 2003 SP2 installation instructions and deployment strategies are found on the Microsoft Download Center. To download this service pack from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=57E27A97-2DB6-4654-9DB6-EC7D5B4DD867

Office 2003 Service Pack 2 for Multilingual User Interface Pack

For complete Office 2003 functionality, install Office 2003 Service Pack 2 for Multilingual User Interface Pack if you use the Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI). To download Office 2003 Service Pack 2 for Multilingual User Interface Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5EFD0266-2C4D-486B-A0DE-099E96AE21A5

Removal information

You cannot use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel to remove this download. To remove Office 2003 SP2 from your computer, you must remove Office 2003, and then reinstall Office 2003 from your original Office 2003 CD-ROM.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
873125 You cannot remove service packs for Office 2003 products

How to determine whether the service pack is installed

The service pack contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
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File NameVersion
Excel.exe11.0.6560.0
Frontpg.exe11.0.6552.0
Infopath.exe11.0.6565.0
Msaccess.exe11.0.6566.0
Mspub.exe11.0.6565.0
Outlook.exe11.0.6565.0
Powerpnt.exe11.0.6564.0
Winword.exe11.0.6568.0
You do not have to install this service pack if you have a later version of the files that are listed in the table.

For more information about how to determine the version of Office 2003 that is installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
821549 How to check the version of Office 2003
Additionally, the following files are also installed when you install Office 2003 SP2:
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Absncreq.xsnIpmain11.awOlmail.fae
Accwiz.dllIpmain11.chmOlnote.fae
Acmain11.chmIptoc.xmlOltask.fae
Acwizrc.dllIpxmlpia.dllOsa.exe
Acwzlib.mdeIpxmlpia.dllOutex.dll
Acwzmain.mdeMapir.dllOutlacct.dll
Acwztool.mdeMcps.dllOutllib.dll
Addrpars.dllMdigraph.dllOutllibr.dll
Addrprsr.dllMdimon.dllOutlmime.dll
Alrtintl.dllMdippr.dllOutlook.hol
Assettrk.xsnMdiui.dllOutlph.dll
Blnmgr.dllMdivwctl.dllOutlrpc.dll
Bssym7.ttfMf_iptoc.xmlOutlvbs.dll
Cdlmso.dllMlshext.dllOutlwvw.dll
Cdo.dllModhelp.dllOwc10.dll
Chgord.xsnMorph9.dllOwc11.dll
Contab32.dllMsaexp30.dllOwci10.dll
Dfuicom.exeMsain.dllOwci11.dll
Dlgsetp.dllMsb1enfr.itsOwsclt.dll
Dumpster.dllMsb1fren.itsPp4x322.dll
Dw20.exeMscal.ocxPpintl.dll
Dwdcw20.dllMscdm.dllPptview.exe
Dwtrig20.exeMsconv97.dllPpvwintl.dll
Emablt32.dllMsdmeng.dllProject.xsn
Emsabp32.dllMsdmine.dllPrtf9.dll
Emsmdb32.dllMsdmine.rllPstprx32.dll
Emsui32.dllMsgr3en.dllPtxt9.dll
Envelope.dllMsgr3fr.dllPub6intl.dll
Epsimp32.fltMsgr3fr.lexPubconv.dll
Exchcsp.dllMshy3es.dllPurchord.xsn
Exprptd.xsnMsimport.exePurchreq.xsn
Exprpti.xsnMsjspp40.dllResume.xsn
Exsec32.dllMsmapi32.dllRiched20.dll
Fm20.dllMsmdcb80.dllRm.dll
Fpconfig.xmlMsmdgd80.dllSalesrpt.xsn
Fpcutl.dllMsmdun80.dllSc2.sam
Fpdb.dllMso.aclScanost.exe
Fpdbrgn1.incMso.dllScanpst.exe
Fpdtc.dllMsocf.dllSchplus.sam
Fpeditax.dllMsocfu.dllScnpst32.dll
Fpedsat.dllMsohelp.exeScnpst64.dll
Fpexpsat.dllMsointl.dllSetlang.exe
Fpext.msgMsolap80.dllSlintl.dll
Fpsrvutl.dllMsolap80.rllSnapview.ocx
Fputlsat.dllMsolui80.dllSoa.dll
Fpwec.dllMspcore.dllStatrpt.xsn
Fpwel.dllMsplcres.dllStocks.dat
Gdiplus.dllMspst32.dllStocks.xml
Gdiplus.dllMssp3en.lexStslist.dll
Gdiplus.dllMssp3ena.lexStsupld.dll
Graph.exeMssp3fr.dllSumif.xla
Html32.cnvMssp3fr.lexTcarddtl.xsn
Htmlchkr.dllMsth3es.dllTcardsmp.xsn
Htmlcsat.dllMsth3es.lexTour.htm
Ieawsdc.dllMsth3fr.dllTour.swf
Ietag.dllMsth3fr.lexTransmgr.dll
Impmail.dllMstordb.exeUsp10.dll
Index.htmMstore.exeUtility.mda
Infintl.dllMstores.dllVbaac10.chm
Infmain.chmMswrd832.cnvVbe6.dll
Infopath.pipMsxml5.dllVendinfo.xsn
Infref.chmOffice.xmlVtidb.exe
Inftoc.xmlOinfo11.ocxVtidisc.exe
Inreftoc.xmlOinfop11.mofVtiform.exe
Intlband.htmOis.exeVtipres.exe
Intldate.dllOisapp.dllWcag1_0.xml
Invoiced.xsnOisctrl.dllWfchost.dll
Invoices.xsnOisintl.dllWpft532.cnv
Invreq.xsnOladd.faeWpft632.cnv
Ipathpia.dllOlappt.faeWwintl.dll
Ipclrwrp.dllOlapuir.rllXlintl32.dll
Ipdmctrl.dllOljrnl.faeXlmain11.chm

Information for administrators about .msp files

The administrative service pack consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer file (.msp file) that is packaged in a self-extracting executable file. The .msp files in the following table are distributed in this service pack.
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Name of .msp fileDescription
Mainsp2.mspApplies to Office 2003
Owc11sp2.mspApplies to Office 2003 Web Components
Owc102003sp2.mspApplies to Office XP Web Components

Features for reinstalling specific components for administrators

If you update your administrative installation point and recache and reinstall Office 2003 on client computers, you can run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features] property.

The REINSTALL=[list of features] property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of Office 2003 from the administrative image. For Office 2003 SP2, the value for [list of features] is as follows:
REINSTALL=ALL
For detailed procedures that explain how to update an administrative image and to update client computers, see the "Updating clients from a patched administrative image" section in the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic. To view the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402381033.aspx
The Office Admin Update Center for Office IT Professionals contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office Admin Update Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb267346.aspx

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Article ID: 887616 - Last Review: August 30, 2007 - Revision: 2.12
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Students and Teachers Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003 Runtime
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Office XP Web Components
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