Cumulative update packages for Office 2003 SP3, Project 2003 SP3, Project Server 2003 SP3, Visio 2003 SP3, SharePoint Services SP3, and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3: December 16, 2008

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INTRODUCTION

The cumulative update packages for December 2008 contain the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3.

We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous update package. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains the hotfix that you need.

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How to obtain the December 2008 cumulative update packages

A set of supported cumulative update packages are now available from Microsoft. However, each package is intended to correct only the applications that are listed in this article. Apply the packages only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems. If you are not severely affected by any of these problems, we recommend that you wait for the next December 2008 that contains the hotfixes in these cumulative update packages.

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for a specific cumulative update package. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support

Packages that are included in the December 2008 cumulative update

A link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base article that discusses each hotfix will be released as the article becomes available. To obtain a specific hotfix, please contact support and ask for the hotfix by referencing the Knowledge Base article number.

For more information about the hotfix packages that are included in the December 2008 cumulative update, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
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Hotfix package name Knowledge Base article number Product
Gdiplus.msp
958795 Description of Office 2003 hotfix package (Gdiplus.msp): December 16, 2008
Draw
Outlook.msp
959628 Description of the Outlook 2003 hotfix package (Outlook.msp): December 16, 2008
Outlook
Excel.msp
959999 Description of the Excel 2003 hotfix package (Excel.msp): December 16, 2008
Excel
MSO.msp
960040 Description of Office 2003 hotfix package (Mso.msp): December 16, 2008
Core
WordSym.msp
960056 Description of the Word 2003 hotfix package (WordSym.msp): December 16, 2008
Word (Chinese: Traditional, Simplified, and Pan/Hong Kong)
Winword.msp
960153 Description of the Word 2003 hotfix package (Winword.msp): December 16, 2008
Word
Excel.msp; Graph.msp
960241 Description of the Excel 2003 hotfix package (Excel.msp, Graph.msp): December 16, 2008
Excel
Msaccess.msp
960319 Description of the Access 2003 hotfix package (Msaccess.msp): December 16, 2008
Access
Mssp3es.msp
960366 Description of Office 2003 hotfix package (Esnmui.msp, Mssp3es.msp, Ptk.msp): December 16, 2008
Proofing Tools
Prjsvr.msp
960416 Description of the Project Server 2003 hotfix package (Prjsvr.msp): December 16, 2008
Project Server
Vbe6.msp
960420 Description of the Access 2003 hotfix package (Vbe6.msp): December 16, 2008
Access
Winword.msp; WordOM.msp
960556 Description of the Word 2003 hotfix package (Winword.msp, Wordom.msp): December 16, 2008
Word
Riched20.msp
960421 Description of the Outlook 2003 hotfix package (Riched20.msp): December 16, 2008
Outlook
Olkintl.msp (English)
960103 Description of the Outlook 2003 hotfix package (Engmui.msp, Olkintl.msp): December 16, 2008
Outlook

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are listed in the KB articles for the individual packages.

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Article ID: 960710 - Last Review: January 6, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Office 2003 Personal Edition
    • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
    • Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003
    • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
    • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
    • Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003
    • Microsoft Office Access 2003
    • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
    • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
    • Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
    • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
    • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
    • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
    • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
    • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
    • Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3
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