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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released updates for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and for Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI). This article contains information about how to obtain the updates and how to determine whether the updates are installed. Additionally, this article describes issues that you may encounter when you install the updates or after you install the updates.

INTRODUCTION

Version 1 of this update provides the following improvements for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and for Microsoft Office 2003 MUI.
  • Provides holidays for the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 calendar for the years 2007 through 2012.
  • Provides holidays for the Outlook 2003 calendar when Outlook is used with a Multilingual User Interface Pack. This update provides holidays for the years 2007 through 2012.
Version 2 of this update adds the following changes:
  • Adds St. Jean-Baptiste Day to the Canadian holidays in English and French.
  • Resolves a problem in which the holidays for some languages could not be added to the calendar after you install version 1 of this update.

    Note Version 2 of this update is available in the Czech, Danish, English, French, German, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Croatian, and Slovak languages.

MORE INFORMATION

Service pack information

Version 1 of this update was included in Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003
Version 2 of this update is not included in a Microsoft Office service pack.

Known issues about the updates

Known issues that may occur when you install the updates

  • If you previously edited your holiday file, the updates will not replace your holiday file even if the updates are successfully installed. Therefore, to obtain the updated holiday file that is provided in the updates, you must rename your existing holiday file before you install the updates.

Known issues that may occur after you install the updates

  • If you renamed your old holiday file before you installed the updates, the changes that you made to the old holiday file will not be available in the new holiday file. You must modify the new file to add your custom changes to the file so that they will appear in the new holiday file.
  • If you install the updates and still have no holidays past December 2006, the holiday file on your computer was not updated even though the updates were successfully installed.

    To resolve this issue, follow these steps, and then install the updates.

    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. Exit Outlook 2003.
    2. Click Start, click Search, and then click All files and folders.
    3. In the All or part of the file name box, type Outlook.hol.
    4. In the Look in box, click Local Hard Drives.
    5. Click Search.
    6. Right-click the Outlook.hol file, click Rename, type Outlook.old, and then press ENTER.
  • If you made custom changes to your old holiday file, but you did not rename the holiday file before you installed the updates, you may be automatically reverted to the new holiday file. In this situation, you will lose your custom changes. This issue occurs if the following conditions are true:
    • The old holiday file becomes corrupted.
    • You repair the Outlook 2003 installation.
  • If you install the updates and then add holidays to your calendar, uninstalling the updates does not remove the entries in your calendar. Instead, the version of the Outlook.hol file on the computer is reverted to the version that you had before you installed the updates.
  • If the holiday file is already added to the Outlook calendar, and if you add the file one more time with the new outlook.hol file, duplicate holiday entries will be created. To avoid duplicate holiday entries in your Outlook calendar, you must remove the existing holidays list from your Outlook calendar before you update your calendar with the new outlook.hol file. To remove existing holidays from your calendar, follow these steps:
    1. Open your calendar.
    2. On the View menu, point to Arrange By, click Current View, and then click Events.
    3. Click the Location column heading to sort the list of holidays by country.
    4. Click to select the first holiday that you want to delete.
    5. Hold down the SHIFT key, and then select the last holiday that you want to delete.
    6. Press DELETE to remove all the selected holidays from your calendar.
  • New Zealand holidays are displayed with incorrect dates in Outlook.

    For example, according to the New Zealand Department of Labour, the Queen's birthday falls on June 1, 2009. However, Outlook displays the holiday on June 7, 2009.

    To resolve this issue, follow these steps to manually replace the holiday file:
    1. Exit Outlook 2003.
    2. Locate the Outlook.hol file in the following folder:
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\1033
    3. Right-click the Outlook.hol file, click Rename, type Outlook.old, and then press ENTER.
    4. Copy the new Outlook.hol file to the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\1033 folder.

Update installation details

How to obtain and install the update

Outlook 2003
The update for Outlook 2003 is located at the Microsoft Download Center. To download this update and to view installation instructions and deployment strategies, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=32C24709-50B5-4698-B5CB-BE7D6765FE3A
Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI)
The update for the Office 2003 MUI Pack is located at the Microsoft Download Center. To download this update and to view installation instructions and deployment strategies, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C23AE5BE-A99F-4E0A-B3B6-3325A58BC679

How to determine whether the update is installed

Version 1 of this update for Office 2003 contains the file attributes that are listed in the following table.
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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Outlook.hol478,84412-Sep-200617:39
Version 2 of this update for Office 2003 contains the file attributes that are listed in the following table.
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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Outlook.hol487,0066-Aug-20089:35
Notes
  • The date stamps and the sizes of the files may vary slightly for different language versions of the update.
  • You do not have to install this update if you have a later version of the file that is listed in the table.

Information for administrators about .msp files

The updates consist of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer (.msp) file. The .msp file is packaged in a self-extracting executable file. The .msp files in the following table are distributed in this update.
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Name of .msp fileDescription
Outlhol.mspApplies to Outlook 2003
lang_namemui.mspApplies to Office 2003 MUI Pack

Features for reinstalling specific components for administrators

If you update your administrative installation point and then recache and reinstall Outlook 2003 on client computers, you can run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features] property. This property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of Outlook 2003 from the administrative image. For these updates, the value for [list of features] is as follows:
OUTLOOKFiles
Alternatively, you can substitute the parameter REINSTALL=ALL to reinstall all Microsoft Office components on the client computer.

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 about the Microsoft Office Desktop Applications TechCenter, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/office/bb267346.aspx

Enable the holiday list in the Outlook calendar

By default, the holiday list in Outlook 2003 is not enabled. This list of holidays can only be enabled per profile because a specific country must be chosen. There is no automated method to update the calendar without requiring user intervention because the users must choose the country for which they need the list of holidays.
This fix is included in Office 2003 Service Pack 3. If Office 2003 Service Pack 3 is installed, it is unnecessary to install this update.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
923618 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 3

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Article ID: 924423 - Last Review: July 10, 2012 - Revision: 8.0
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