MS12-022: Description of the security update for Expression Design: March 13, 2012

Applies to: Microsoft Expression Design


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-022. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft websites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Known issues with this security update

  • If you update Microsoft Expression Design on the Windows XP system, in some cases, you may see a Command Prompt Window momentarily appear and then disappear. This behavior is expected and does not indicate a problem with the update. 
  • The Expression Design update process fails if the update is applied while Expression Design is running at the same time. To address this issue, exit the program, and then reapply the update.
  • If you manually update Expression Design instead of using Windows Update, you should copy the update installer files to a local drive before you install. If you try to install from a network share, latency issues can occur, and these issues may cause the installation to fail. 

Prerequisites to apply this security update

There are no prerequisites for installing this security update.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

Security update replacement information

This security update does not replace a previously released security update.

File information

The 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.
For Expression Design
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
GraphicsCore.dll4.0.2712.174142/14/20129:2 AM