Description of Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Summary

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates to Office XP. Office XP SP2 contains significant security enhancements and improvements in stability and performance. Some of the fixes that are included with Office XP SP2 were released earlier as separate updates. This service pack combines the updates into one integrated package and includes a number of other changes that are designed to improve the reliability and performance of your Office XP programs.

This article describes how to download and install the Office XP SP2.

More Information

How to download and install Office XP SP2

Important Before you install the Office XP SP2 Client Update, install Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP1).
For additional information about how to install Office XP SP-1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

307843 Description of the Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP-1)

Note You do not have to install Office XP SP1 before you install the Office XP SP2 Administrative Update.

Client update

If you installed Office XP from a CD-ROM, use one of the following methods:
  • Use the Office Product Updates Web site to automatically install all the latest updates, including Service Pack 2.
  • Install only Service Pack 2, by following the steps described later in this article.
For both options, you must have your Office XP CD-ROM available during the installation process.

Office product updates

To have the Office Product Updates Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site: After detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.

Install only Service Pack 2

To download and install only the SP2 client update, follow these steps:
  1. Visit the following Microsoft Web site:
  2. Click Save to save the Oxpsp2.exe file to the selected folder.
  3. In Windows Explorer, double-click Oxpsp2.exe.
  4. If you are prompted to install the update, click
    Yes.
  5. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  6. Insert your Office XP CD-ROM when you are prompted to do so, and then click OK.
  7. When you receive a message that indicates the installation was successful, click OK.
Note After you install Office XP SP2, you cannot remove it. To return to an installation before SP2, you must remove all of Office XP, and then install it again from the original CD.

Administrative update

If you installed any of the products listed at the beginning of this article from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative public update and deploy that update to your computer.

If you are the server administrator, download the administrative update. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. Visit the following Microsoft Web site:
  2. Download the file to your desktop.
  3. In Windows Explorer, double-click Oxpsp2a.exe.
  4. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  5. In the Please type the location where you want to place the extracted files box, type C:\Oxpsp2a, and then click OK.
  6. Click Yes when you are prompted to create the folder.
  7. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start and then click
    Run. Type the following command in the Openbox

    msiexec /a Admin Path\MSI File /p C:\Oxpsp2a\MSP FileSHORTFILENAMES=1

    where Admin Path is the path to your administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP),

    where MSI File is the .msi database package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.msi), and

    where MSP Fileis the name of the public administrative installation update.

    Note You can append /qb+ to the command line, so that the Office XP Administrative Installation dialog box and the End User License Agreement dialog box do not appear.
  8. To deploy the update to the client workstations, click
    Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box

    msiexec /i
    Admin Path\MSI FileREINSTALL=Feature ListREINSTALLMODE=vomus


    where Admin Path is the path to your administrative installation point for Office XP (for example, C:\OfficeXP),

    where MSI File is the MSI database package for the Office XP product (for example, ProPlus.msi), and

    where Feature List is the list of feature names (case sensitive) that have to be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL.
Administrative InstallationFor more information about how to update your administrative installation and deploy to client workstations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

301348 How to install a public update to administrative installations of Office XP

This article contains standard instructions for installing an administrative public update.

Or, you can see the following article in the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit:

Known issues when installing Service Pack 2

Setup.ini version is not updated on administrative installations

The Setup.ini file, located in the Files\Setup folder of an administrative installation, contains a [Product] section that includes product version information. This version information is not updated after you apply SP2 to your administrative installation. This is different from updates for earlier versions of Office.

Restart the computer during installation

Under the following conditions, the installation of Office XP SP2 may require you to restart your computer:
  • You are running Microsoft Windows 2000 and you do not have the most recent version of the Windows Installer. To prevent the computer from restarting, upgrade to Windows Installer 2.0. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
  • The Office Shortcut Bar is running. To prevent the computer from restarting, shut down the Office Shortcut Bar before you apply the update.
  • SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft is installed. To prevent the computer from restarting, shut down the SharePoint Team Services service before you apply the update.

Office SP2 may require Office CD-ROM or network installation location

To make sure the integrity of your Office installation, the Installation Wizard may require access to the Office product CD or your network installation location during the installation process.

Access 2002 indexes change when upsizing to SQL after install of SP2

After upgrading to Office XP Service Pack 2, if the Access Wizard files do not upgrade correctly, descending indexes in Access 2002 that have been upsized to SQL Server are still upsized as ascending indexes.

Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack

For complete Office XP SP2 functionality when you are using an Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack, you must install all the following updates:
Note Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack was released September 4, 2002. For more information about how to determine which version of the Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack is installed, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

329838 How to determine which version of the Office XP Multilingual User Interface Pack is installed

How to determine whether Service Pack 2 Is installed

Office XP SP2 contains updated versions of the following files:

Acwzlib.mde Acwzmain.mde Acwztool.mde
Bjablr32.dll Blnmgr.dll Blnmgrps.dll
Cfgwiz.exe Contab32.dll Emablt32.dll
Emsabp32.dll Emsmdb32.dll Emsui32.dll
Envelope.dll Eurotool.xla Excel.exe
Exsec32.dll Fp5amsft.dll Fp5areg.dll
Fp5autl.dll Fp5avnb.dll Fp5awec.dll
Fp5awel.dll Fpcutl.dll Fpeditax.dll
Fpmmc.dll Frontpg.exe Graph.exe
Intldate.dll Lfbmp12n.dll Lfcmp12n.dll
Lfeps12n.dll Lffax12n.dll Lfgif12n.dll
Lfmsp12n.dll Lfpcd12n.dll Lfpcx12n.dll
Lfpng12n.dll Lfras12n.dll Lftga12n.dll
Lftif12n.dll Lfwmf12n.dll Ltdis12n.dll
Ltfil12n.dll Ltimg12n.dll Ltkrn12n.dll
Lttwn12n.dll Mcdlc.exe Mcps.dll
Mofl.dll Morph9.dll Msaccess.exe
Msaexp30.dll Mscal.ocx Mscdm.dll
Mscomctl.ocx Msdaipp.dll Msdmeng.dll
Msdmine.dll Msdmine.rll Msmapi32.dll
Msmdcb80.dll Msmdgd80.dll Msmdun80.dll
Mso.dll Msoeuro.dll Msolap80.dll
Msolap80.rll Msolui80.dll Msowc.dll
Msppt.olb Mspst32.dll Mspub.exe
Mssp3en.lex Mssp3ena.lex Mssp3fr.dll
Msspell3.dll Msth3fr.dll Mstordb.exe
Mstore.exe Mstores.dll Olappt.fae
Olapuir.rll Olkfstub.dll Outex.dll
Outlcm.dll Outlctl.dll Outllib.dll
Outllibr.dll Outlmime.dll Outlook.exe
Outlph.dll Owc10.dll Owsclt.dll
Powerpnt.exe Pstprx32.dll Ptxt9.dll
Pub6intl.dll Pubconv.dll Recall.dll
Rm.dll Rtfhtml.dll Setlang.exe
Setup.exe Snapview.ocx Soa.dll
Vtidb.exe Winword.exe
To determine whether SP2 is installed, start any Office XP program, and then click About Microsoft program on the Help menu. The product version is (SP2) if SP2 is installed.

The following table indicates the version numbers for the Office products as the version numbers appear in the About Microsoft program dialog box.

Office program File Name SP2 version
----------------------------------------------------
Microsoft Access Msaccess.exe 10.4302.4219
Microsoft Excel Excel.exe 10.4302.4219
Microsoft FrontPage Frontpg.exe 10.4128.4219
Microsoft Outlook Outlook.exe 10.4219.4219
Microsoft PowerPoint Powerpnt.exe 10.4205.4219
Microsoft Word Winword.exe 10.4219.4219
Because the Help About dialog box is sometimes identified as Office XP SP2 incorrectly, Microsoft recommends that you verify the file properties of the program executable.

Office program File Name SP2 version
----------------------------------------------------
Microsoft Access Msaccess.exe 10.0.4302.0
Microsoft Excel Excel.exe 10.0.4302.0
Microsoft FrontPage Frontpg.exe 10.0.4128.0
Microsoft Outlook Outlook.exe 10.0.4024.0
Microsoft PowerPoint Powerpnt.exe 10.0.4205.0
Microsoft Word Winword.exe 10.0.4219.0
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

291331 How to check the version of Office XP

Issues fixed by SP2

Office XP SP2 addresses the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Security Bulletins:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-031: Cumulative patches for Excel and Word for Windows
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-031.mspx
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-021: An e-mail editor flaw can lead to script execution if you reply or forward a message
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-021.mspx
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-044: Unsafe functions in Office Web Components
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-044.mspx
This service pack includes all earlier released updates for Office XP:
324110 Overview of Office XP Clip Organizer Update: June 19th 2002

323548 Description of the Excel 2002 update: June 19, 2002

323547 Description of the Word 2002 Update: June 19, 2002

320664 Overview of Office XP Speller update: April 25, 2002

320441 Description of the Word 2002 update: April 25, 2002

Office XP SP2 can be installed successfully, even if one or more of the publicly available updates listed earlier in this article is already installed on your computer.

Office XP SP2 also includes stability improvements that were developed as a result of the Microsoft Error Reports submitted by Office XP users. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Office XP SP2 fixes the issues described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles.

Microsoft Access
325670 List of issues fixed in Access 2002 by Office XP Service Pack 2


Microsoft Excel
325668 List of issues in Excel 2002 that are fixed by Office XP Service Pack 2

SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft
323549 List of issues fixed by Office XP Service Pack 2 for SharePoint Team Services

Microsoft Outlook
325675 Description of Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft Office
327635 How to block linked HTTP images in Office XP documents

325735 List of issues in the Office XP spelling and grammar checker that are fixed by Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

312838 Pictures in documents that were created in an earlier version of Office appear flipped in Office XP and Office 2003

317405 How to implement the Application.AutomationSecurity property in Office XP

312086 Indexing Service Office filter does not handle the registered trademark symbol

316618 Objects may not be displayed correctly when you use third-party magnification software

Microsoft PowerPoint
325731 Lists of issues fixed in PowerPoint 2002 by Office XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft Publisher
325733 List of issues fixed in Publisher 2002 by Office XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft Word
325667 List of issues fixed in Word 2002 by Office XP Service Pack 2

Additionally, the following issues are fixed.

FrontPage

FP2002: The (SPAN LANG=" ") tag is not used with keyboard set to Marathi

If you use FrontPage, and you set your keyboard to Marathi and type the text vcm, and you then view the HTML, the (SPAN LANG=" ") tag may not present.

Office

OFFXP: The Microsoft Office Privacy Policy is not worded correctly for German Office users

Currently the Privacy Policy states, "At any time, you may object to the use or transmission of your data for the purpose of marketing." Instead, it should state, "At any time, you may object to the use or transmission of your registration data for the purpose of marketing."

OFFXP: The MDAC Help file included in the CHT and CHS releases of Office XP uses the term ROC

The MDAC help (.chm) file included in the Traditional Chinese version and Simplified Chinese version of Office XP uses the term ROC.

OFFXP: Cannot set the default language in Office XP to Ukrainian

If you are using the U.S. or Ukrainian version of Office XP, you cannot set the default language to Ukrainian.
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Article ID: 325671 - Last Review: Jul 31, 2012 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft Publisher 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft Word 2002, Microsoft SharePoint Team Services, Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition, Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition, Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition, Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition, Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition

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