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Known issues with this security update
- Windows Common Control-based embedded ActiveX controls may fail to load within pre-existing Office documents, within third-party add-ins, and when you insert new controls in developer mode. This issue is fixed with the re-released update KB 2726929 on December 11, 2012.
- Microsoft Update or Windows Update may offer this update even though you do not have Microsoft Office 2003 installed. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:830335 Microsoft Update and Windows Update offer updates for Office programs that you do not have installed
More information about this security update
Prerequisites to apply this security updateTo apply this security update, you must have one of the following installed on the computer:
- Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
- Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3
For more information about how to obtain the service pack for Office 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Command-line switches for this updateFor information about the various command-line switches that are supported by this update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Restart informationYou may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.
In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.
To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Removal informationThis update cannot be removed.
File informationThe English (United States) version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
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Article ID: 2726929 - Last Review: 10 Jan 2013 - Revision: 1