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MS10-017: Description of the security update for Excel 2003: March 9, 2010
Article ID: 978474 - View products that this article applies to.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-017. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:
How to obtain help and support for this security updateHelp installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update
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Known issues with this security update
Workaround 1To work around this issue, you can change the registry entry for MS10-017 by using Reg.exe to correct the display text in the Add or Remove Programs Control Panel item.
Important note This script is provided as is. It is intended as a sample only. Microsoft offers no warranty or support for this script. Use this script at your own risk. The parent installer registry key for this particular product will change based on language of the Excel 2003 product that is being used:
How to undo the workaroundTo restore the original state, run the following command from an elevated command prompt:
REG IMPORT KB978474_BkUp.reg
Workaround 2The following script adds an additional command line script that will determine the exact key that is being used if you are unsure of the client base and have a mixed environment that contains multiple languages.
Prerequisites to apply this security updateTo install this security update, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed on the computer.
For more information about how to obtain this service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/870924/ )How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003
Security update replacement informationThis security update replaces the following security update:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973475/ )MS09-067: Description of the security update for Excel 2003: November 10, 2009
Removal informationTo remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
File informationThe English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Security update for Microsoft Office Excel 2003 (KB978474)
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