Description of the security update for Office XP, the security update for Project 2002, and the security update for Visio 2002: July 11, 2006

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS06-038. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security updates for the programs that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites, depending on whether you are a home user or an IT professional:

Issues that the security update fixes

In addition to the issues that are described in the security bulletin, the security update for Office XP (security update 917150) addresses the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
888424 Description of the Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: October 31, 2004
892094 Description of the Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: January 10, 2005
892554 Description of the Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: January 24, 2005
897069 Description of the Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: April 4, 2005
899414 Description of the Office XP Post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: May 20, 2005
903875 Description of the Office XP Post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: July 11, 2005
905862 Description of Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: September 6, 2005
908125 Description of Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: October 5, 2005
911729 Description of the Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: December 16, 2005
912608 Description of the Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: December 20, 2005
913374 Description of the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: January 13, 2006
913430 Description of the Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: April 5, 2006
917584 Description of the Office XP post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: March 31, 2006

Known issues during installation of the update

This section describes the known issues that occur during the installation of the security update for Office XP (security update 917150).
For more information about these issues, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
922384 The Ietag.dll file is not updated as expected when you install an update for Office XP

Known issues after installation of the update

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

This update introduces a limit of 512 KB on the size of the document property stream. When this limit is exceeded, custom document properties are removed from the file. You can use a registry key to override this limit:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common] “MaxPropsStreamSize” = dword:08000000
This will set the limit to 128MB. This limit is the maximum value that is allowed by the key. Any value larger than 128MB will be treated as 128MB. Also, any value smaller than 512 KB will be treated as 512 KB.

Removal information

To remove this update, use the Add or Remove Programs feature in Control Panel.

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Article ID: 917150 - Last Review: August 24, 2006 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition for Students and Teachers
  • 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 Project 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Project 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Publisher 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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