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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 3 (SP3) contains security enhancements and stability improvements. Some fixes that are included with Office 2003 SP3 were previously released in separate updates. Office 2003 SP3 combines the previously released fixes into one update.

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Service pack details

Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes

A Microsoft Excel workbook is available that contains a list of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 issues that are fixed by Office 2003 SP3.

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 Office2003System_SP3Changes.exe package now.

Release Date: September 18, 2007

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 SP3 fixes the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
938790 Issues that are fixed in Excel 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 3
938792 Issues that are fixed in Office 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 3
938802 Issues that are fixed in Outlook 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 3
938801 Issues that are fixed in PowerPoint 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 3
938799 Issues that are fixed in Word 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 3

Security bulletins that are associated with the service pack

Office 2003 SP3 addresses the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
940965 MS07-044: Vulnerability in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution
936227 MS07-042: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services could allow remote code execution
927198 MS07-002: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution
922581 MS06-062: Vulnerabilities in Office could allow remote code execution
924191 MS06-061: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services could allow remote code execution
910729 MS06-054: Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher could allow remote code execution
922968 MS06-048: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office could allow remote code execution
915384 MS06-039: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office filters could allow remote code execution
917284 MS06-038: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office could allow remote code execution
917285 MS06-037: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel could allow remote code execution
916768 MS06-028: Vulnerability in Microsoft PowerPoint could allow remote code execution
917336 MS06-027: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word could allow remote code execution
905413 MS06-012: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office could allow remote code execution
901190 MS06-009: Vulnerability in the Korean Input Method Editor (IME) could allow elevation of privilege
902412 MS06-003: Vulnerability in TNEF decoding in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange could allow remote code execution

Previously released updates that the service pack includes

Office 2003 SP3 includes the following previously released updates:

924423 Description of the updates for Outlook 2003 and for Office 2003 MUI Pack: March 15, 2007
842532 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 1
887616 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2
892843 Description of the security update for Outlook 2003: January 10, 2006
913807 Description of the update for Outlook 2003: March 14, 2006
924424 Description of the security update for Office 2003: October 10, 2006
914455 Description of the security update for Office 2003, for Project 2003, and for OneNote 2003: July 11, 2006
923097 Description of the update for Office 2003: October 10, 2006
923272 Description of the security update for Office 2003: October 10, 2006
919029 Description of the update for Office 2003: November 14, 2006
894542 Description of the security update for Publisher 2003: September 12, 2006
921566 Description of the security update for Office 2003: August 8, 2006
905756 Description of the security update for Excel 2003: March 14, 2006
917334 Description of the security update for Microsoft Office Word 2003: June 13, 2006
917151 Description of the security update for Office 2003: July 11, 2006
918419 Description of the security update for Microsoft Office Excel 2003: July 11, 2006
916518 Description of the security update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003: June 13, 2006
913571 Description of the updates for Office 2003: March 14, 2006
924886 Description of the update for Office 2003: December 12, 2006
905645 Description of the security update for Office 2003: February 14, 2006
920103 Description of the update for InfoPath 2003: August 8, 2006
925251 Description of the update for Office 2003: February 13, 2007
936048 Description of the security update for Office 2003: August 14, 2007
940602 Description of the security update for Excel 2003: August 14, 2007

Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack

Office 2003 SP3 also includes updates for the Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack. For more information about the earlier updates for the Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack that are included in Office 2003 SP3, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 for Multilingual User Interface Pack
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f682ab1c-5be8-476d-b439-196412223cda
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 for Multilingual User Interface Pack
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5EFD0266-2C4D-486B-A0DE-099E96AE21A5&displaylang=en

New and updated features

After you install Office 2003 SP3, you can use a registry key to enable or to disable the instantiation point of a specific COM category in an Office 2003 program.

For more information about this feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938815 How to enable or disable the instantiation point of a specific COM category in an Office 2003 Service Pack 3 application
After you install Office 2003 SP3, you can use a registry key to change the number of embedded MIME messages that are processed before a MIME message appears in the message body in Outlook 2003.

For more information about this feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938817 How to change the number of embedded MIME messages that Outlook 2003 processes before the MIME is dumped to the message body
After you install Office 2003 SP3, you can install add-ins in Microsoft Office Access 2003 on a Windows Vista-based computer.

For more information about this feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938809 Error message when you try to install an Access 2003 add-in for all users by using the Add-In Manager on a Windows Vista-based computer: "There was an error adding to the registry"

Known issues

Known issues after you install the service pack

After you install Office 2003 SP3, you experience problems when you use a Bit field in an Access project (.adp).

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
943967 After you install Office 2003 SP 3, you encounter various problems in an Access project when you work with a Bit data type column in a linked SQL Server table
After you install a Microsoft Office service pack, you are prompted unexpectedly to restart the computer.

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
After you install Office 2003 SP3, an add-in, ActiveX control, or COM add-in may not work as expected in an Office 2003 program.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938814 The functionality of an add-in, an ActiveX control, or a COM add-in is reduced, or the functionality is blocked after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3
After you install Office 2003 SP3, you may receive an error message when you try to create a new MAPI form in Outlook 2003.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938816 Error message when you try to create a new MAPI form in Outlook 2003: "contact the administrator"
After you install Office 2003 SP3, attachments that contain the .gadget extension cannot be opened in Outlook 2003.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938811 Some attachments cannot be opened in Outlook 2003 after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3
After you install Office 2003 SP3, the Fast Saves feature does not work as expected in Word 2003.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938808 The Fast Saves feature in Word 2003 no longer functions after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3
After you install Office 2003 SP3, the Microsoft Office Document Imaging program may not work as expected.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938813 You may experience issues when you run the Microsoft Office Document Imaging program after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3
After you install Office 2003 SP3, you may receive an error message when you try to open or to save a file.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
941636 You receive an error message when you try to open a file or to save a file after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3
After you install Office 2003 SP3, you cannot open some Microsoft Excel workbooks that contain Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938806 You cannot open Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook files that contain Visual Basic for Applications macros in Excel 2003 after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3
After you install Office 2003 SP3, the version number of Office is no longer saved in the properties of the document as expected.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938807 Office files that are saved in certain formats no longer contain the version number of Office after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3
After you install Office 2003 SP3, you experience problems when you add a combo box control or a list box control to a form or to a report.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
945280 Combo box controls and list box controls display no value or incorrect values in Access 2003 after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3
After you install Office 2003 SP3, you experience other problems in Access.

For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
945674 Description of the Access 2003 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: December 18, 2007
After you install Office SP3 for certain localized versions of Office 2003, the application installation states may become corrupted. This issue may cause malfunctions in Office 2003 applications. To resolve this issue, apply the following update on a system directly after you install Office SP3:
943452 Critical Update for Office 2003

Installation details

How to obtain and install Office 2003 Service Pack 3

Office 2003 Service Pack 3, together with installation instructions and deployment strategies, is available for download from 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=E25B7049-3E13-433B-B9D2-5E3C1132F206

Office 2003 Service Pack 3 for Multilingual User Interface Pack

For complete Office 2003 functionality, install Office 2003 Service Pack 3 for Multilingual User Interface Pack if you use the Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack. To download Office 2003 Service Pack 3 for Multilingual User Interface Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E6386D0D-954B-44A2-B8A1-E0F2E717D387

Removal information

There is no option to remove this download by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel. To remove Office 2003 SP3 from the computer, you must remove Office 2003. Then, reinstall Office 2003 from the original Office 2003 CD.

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.exe11.0.8169.0
Winword.exe11.0.8169.0
Outlook.exe11.0.8169.0
Powerpnt.exe11.0.8169.0
Mso.dll11.0.8172.0
Mspub.exe11.0.8166.0
Msaccess.exe11.0.8166.0
Infopath.exe11.0.8165.0
Frontpg.exe11.0.8164.0
Note 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 products
Additionally, the following files are installed when you install Office 2003 SP3.
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_jmpmenu.jsJmpmenug.jsOsa.exe
_preload.jsJpegim32.fltOutex.dll
Absncreq.xsnLatin1.shpOutlacct.dll
Access.dllLccwiz.dllOutlctl.dll
Accwiz.dllLfcmp13n.dllOutllib.dll
Acmain11.chmLicense.lpkOutllibr.dll
Act3.samLocaldv.dllOutlmime.dll
Act3r.samLookup.datOutlook.exe
Acwizrc.dllMapir.dllOutlook.hol
Acwzlib.mdeMapisvc.infOutlph.dll
Acwzmain.mdeMcps.dllOutlpia.dll
Acwztool.mdeMdigraph.dllOutlrpc.dll
Addrpars.dllMdiink.dllOutlvba.dll
Addrprsr.dllMdimon.dllOutlvbs.dll
Aer_1033.admMdippr.dllOutlwab.dll
Alrtintl.dllMdiui.dllOutlwvw.dll
Analys32.xllMdivwctl.dllOwc10.dll
Arialn.ttfMf_iptoc.xmlOwc11.dll
Arialnb.ttfMigrate.dllOwc11pia.dll
Arialnbi.ttfMimedir.dllOwci10.dll
Arialni.ttfMlcfg32.cplOwci11.dll
Assettrk.xsnMlshext.dllOwsclt.dll
Atpvbaen.xlaModhelp.dllOwssupp.dll
Authzax.dllMofl.dllPab.sam
Aw.dllMor6int.dllPabr.sam
Binder.dllMorph9.dllPenusa.dll
Bjablr32.dllMsaccess.exePerfrvw.xsn
Blnmgr.dllMsaexp30.dllPictim32.flt
Blnmgrps.dllMsain.dllPlaysnd.js
Bssym7.ttfMsb1core.dllPng.dll
Calljs.jsMsb1enfr.itsPng32.flt
Caml2xsl.xslMsb1fren.itsPopupmsg.js
Cd_edit.xsnMsb1xtor.dllPowerpnt.exe
Cdlist.xmlMscal.ocxPp4x322.dll
Cdlmso.dllMscdm.dllPp7x32.dll
Cdo.dllMsconv97.dllPpintl.dll
Cdrimp32.fltMsdaipp.dllPptpia.dll
Certintl.dllMsdapml.dllPptprtid.xml
Cgmimp32.fltMsdmeng.dllPptview.exe
Chgord.xsnMsdmine.dllPpvwintl.dll
Chkbrwsr.jsMsdmine.rllPreload.js
Chkplugn.jsMse7.exeProflwiz.exe
Chngprop.htmMseintl.dllProject.xsn
Chngprop.jsMsgr3en.dllPrtf9.dll
Chngprr.jsMsgr3fr.dllPsom.dll
Chsettbl.chrMsgr3fr.lexPstprx32.dll
Cnfnot32.exeMshy3es.dllPtxt9.dll
Contab32.dllMsimport.exePub6intl.dll
Customer.xmlMsjspp40.dllPubconv.dll
D_valid.xmlMsmapi32.dllPubpia.dll
D_valid.xsnMsmdcb80.dllPubtrap.dll
Dbquery.ascMsmdgd80.dllPurchord.xsn
Dbregion.ascMsmdun80.dllPurchreq.xsn
Delimdos.faeMsmh.dllQryint32.dll
Delimr.faeMso.aclRecall.dll
Delimwin.faeMso.dllRecovr32.cnv
Desksam.samMsoauth.dllRefedit.dll
Dfuicom.exeMsoautui.dllRefiebar.dll
Dlgsetp.dllMsocf.dllResume.xsn
Doflash.htmMsocfu.dllReverse.dll
Doflash.jsMsodcw.dllReview.fwp
Dom.jsMsoeuro.dllRiched20.dll
Dsitf.dllMsohelp.exeRm.dll
Dssm.exeMsohtmed.exeRpt2dap.xsl
Dumpster.dllMsointl.dllRpt2htm4.xsl
Dw20.exeMsolap80.dllRtfhtml.dll
Dwdcw20.dllMsolap80.rllSaext.dll
Dwtrig20.exeMsolui80.dllSalesrpt.xsn
Emablt32.dllMsomse.dllSc2.sam
Emsabp32.dllMsonsext.dllSc2r.sam
Emsmdb32.dllMsorun.dllScanost.exe
Emsui32.dllMsostyle.dllScanpst.exe
Engdic.datMsosv.dllSchema.xml
Engidx.datMsosvabw.dllSchplus.sam
Envelope.dllMsosvfbr.dllSchplusr.sam
Envelopr.dllMsosvint.dllScnpst32.dll
Epsimp32.fltMsoutl.olbScnpst64.dll
Eqnedt32.exeMsoxev.dllSelfcert.exe
Eurotool.xlaMsoxmled.exeSendto.dll
Events.xsnMsoxmlmf.dllSeqchk10.dll
Excel.exeMspcore.dllSetlang.exe
Excelpia.dllMspfilt.dllSettext.js
Exchcsp.dllMspfltrs.dllSettxtfr.js
Exlprtid.xmlMspgimme.dllSettxtly.js
Exprptd.xsnMsplcres.dllSettxtsb.js
Exprpti.xsnMspocrdc.exeSettxttf.htm
Exptoows.dllMsppt.olbSettxttf.js
Exsec32.dllMspscan.exeSlintl.dll
Fb3c3e7d.000Mspst32.dllSnapview.exe
Fdate.dllMspub.exeSnapview.ocx
Finder.exeMspub.tlbSoa.dll
Fm20.dllMspview.exeSolver32.dll
Fm20enu.dllMsqry32.exeStatrpt.xsn
Fname.dllMsrtedit.dllStintl.dll
Form.dllMssh.dllStocks.dat
Formspia.dllMssp3en.lexStocks.xml
Fpconfig.xmlMssp3ena.lexStrings.js
Fpcutl.dllMssp3es.dllStslist.dll
Fpdb.dllMssp3es.lexStslisti.dll
Fpdbnet.csMssp3fr.dllStsucres.dll
Fpdbrgn1.incMssp3fr.lexStsupld.dll
Fpdbsat.dllMstag.tlbSumif.xla
Fpdtc.dllMstagpia.dllSwapimg.htm
Fpeditax.dllMsth3es.dllSwapimg.js
Fpedsat.dllMsth3es.lexSwapimgr.js
Fpencode.dllMsth3fr.dllTcarddtl.xsn
Fpepia.dllMsth3fr.lexTcardsmp.xsn
Fperson.dllMstintl.dllThocr.psp
Fpexpsat.dllMstordb.exeThocrapi.dll
Fpext.msgMstore.exeTour.htm
Fpimpsat.dllMstores.dllTour.swf
Fplace.dllMswebcap.dllTransmgr.dll
Fplib.jsMsword.olbTransmrr.dll
Fppia.dllMswrd832.cnvTwcutchr.dll
Fpsrvutl.dllMsxml5.dllTwcutlin.dll
Fputil.csName.dllTwlay32.dll
Fputlsat.dllNewbrwsr.jsTworient.dll
Fpwec.dllNpoffice.dllTwrecc.dll
Fpwel.dllOballoon.dllTwrece.dll
Frontpg.exeOclean.dllTwrecs.dll
Fstock.dllOclncore.opcTwstruct.dll
Funcres.xlaOclncust.opcUcs20.dll
Gdiplus.dllOclnintl.opcUcscribe.dll
Gdiplus.dllOcltint.dllUibasics.xsn
Gdiplus.dllOcrhc.datUnbind.exe
Getobj.jsOcrps.dllUnbind10.dll
Gifimp32.fltOcrvc.datUnpack.exe
Gotourl.jsOdbc.samUsp10.dll
Graph.exeOdbcr.samUtility.mda
Graphpia.dllOffcln.exeVbaac10.chm
Grintl32.dllOffice.dllVbe6.dll
Html32.cnvOffice.xmlVbe6intl.dll
Htmlchkr.dllOinfo11.ocxVbidepia.dll
Htmlcsat.dllOinfop11.exeVendinfo.xsn
Ieawsdc.dllOinfop11.mofVtdscsat.dll
Ietag.dllOinfos11.dllVtforsat.dll
Impmail.dllOis.exeVtidb.exe
Index.htmOisapp.dllVtidbsat.dll
Infintl.dllOisctrl.dllVtidisc.exe
Infmain.chmOisgraph.dllVtiform.exe
Infopath.cfgOisintl.dllVtipres.exe
Infopath.exeOl.samVtpresat.dll
Infopath.pipOladd.faeWcag1_0.xml
Infref.chmOladdr.faeWeblog.fwp
Inftoc.xmlOlappt.faeWfchost.dll
Inlaunch.dllOlapptr.faeWinword.exe
Inreftoc.xmlOlapuir.rllWordpia.dll
Intlband.htmOlctlpia.dllWpequ532.dll
Intldate.dllOljrnl.faeWpft532.cnv
Invoiced.xsnOljrnlr.faeWpft632.cnv
Invoices.xsnOlkfstub.dllWpgimp32.flt
Invreq.xsnOlkprtid.xmlWrd6er32.cnv
Ipathpia.dllOlmail.faeWrdprtid.xml
Ipclrwrp.dllOlmailr.faeWrongver.xml
Ipclrwrp.dllOlnote.faeWwintl.dll
Ipdmctrl.dllOlnoter.faeXfile.psp
Ipmain11.awOlr.samXimage3b.dll
Ipmain11.chmOltask.faeXlintl32.dll
Iptoc.xmlOltaskr.faeXlmain11.chm
Ipxmlpia.dllOmfc.dllXlslicer.dll
Ipxmlpia.dllOmfc.dllXocr3.psp
Jfont.datOpw11usr.iniXpage3c.dll
Jmpmenu.jsOrg97.samXscan32.dat
Jmpmenug.htmOrg97r.samXscan32.psp

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 following .msp files are distributed in this service pack:
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Name of .msp fileDescription
Mainsp3.mspApplies to Office 2003
Owc11sp3.mspApplies to Office 2003 Web Components
Owc102003sp3.mspApplies to Office XP Web Components

Features for reinstalling specific components for administrators

If you update your administrative installation point, and if you recache and reinstall Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 on client computers, run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features] property. This property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of Office 2003 from the administrative image. For Office 2003 SP3, the value for the [list of features] property is as follows:
REINSTALL=ALL
For detailed procedures that explain how to update an administrative image and how 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 Microsoft Office Desktop Applications TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/office/bb267346.aspx

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Article ID: 923618 - Last Review: May 29, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003 Runtime
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
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