Note This fix is not included in Office 2003 Service Pack 2 or in Office 2003 Service Pack 3.
Note for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 developers
This update fixes a problem that may prevent managed add-ins, smart documents, and smart tags that are created by using Visual Studio 2005 from working in Office 2003.
For more information about this problem and about how to distribute a fix with Visual Studio 2005 solutions for Office 2003 to enable the solutions to work, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
List of issues that the update fixesThe update for Office 2003 (KB907417) fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
Custom Office 2003 solution does not run after you install Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003When you try to run a custom Microsoft Office 2003 solution that was created by using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, the solution does not run. This issue may occur because the Microsoft .NET policy that enables the custom solution to run is not loaded after you install Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003.
Known issues that may occur after the update is installedAfter this update is installed, some Word 2003 or Excel 2003 solutions that were created in Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003 may unexpectedly quit (crash) under certain conditions. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to remove the updateAfter you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to a previous installation that does not include the update, remove Office 2003. Then, install Office 2003 again from the original CD or from the original installation location.
For more information about how to remove Office updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain and install the updateThe client and administrative updates, together with installation instructions and deployment strategies, are located at the Microsoft Download Center. To download this update from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
How to determine whether the update is installedThe update contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
To search for the Otkloadr.dll file, search the hard disk drive. To do this, follow these steps.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
- Click Start, and then click Search.
- In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
- In the All or part of the file name box, type Otkloadr.dll, and then click Search.
- In the resulting list of files, right-click the found file, and then click Properties.
- On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your computer.
Information for administrators about .msp filesThe administrative update consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer file (.msp file) that is packaged in a self-extracting executable file. The following .msp file is distributed in this update:
Features for reinstalling specific components for administratorsIf you update your administrative installation point and recache and reinstall Office 2003 on client computers, you can run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features] property. The REINSTALL=[list of features] property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of Office 2003 from the administrative image. For the update for Office 2003 (KB907417), the value for [list of features] is as follows.
For detailed procedures that explain how to update an administrative image and how to update client computers, see the "Updating clients from a patched administrative image" section in the "Distributing Office 2003 product updates" topic. To view the "Distributing Office 2003 product updates" topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site: