Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office Project 2003. This article contains information about how to obtain the service pack and about how to obtain a list of issues that are fixed by the service pack. Additionally, this article contains information about the issues that you may experience when you install the service pack and about how to determine whether the service pack is installed.
Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains significant security improvements in addition to stability improvements. Some fixes that are included with this service pack have been previously released as separate updates. This service pack combines them into one update.
Service pack details
List of issues that the service pack fixesProject 2003 Service Pack 3 fixes the issues that are described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938797 Issues that are fixed in Project 2003 by Project 2003 Service Pack 3
Security bulletins that are associated with the service packProject 2003 Service Pack 3 addresses the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
915384 MS06-039: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office filters could allow remote code execution
901190 MS06-009: Vulnerability in the Korean Input Method Editor (IME) could allow elevation of privilege
Earlier released updates that the service pack includesProject 2003 Service Pack 3 includes the following earlier released updates:
837240 Description of Project 2003 Service Pack 1
887620 Description of Project 2003 Service Pack 2
914455 Description of the security update for Office 2003, for Project 2003, and for OneNote 2003: July 11, 2006
913571 Description of the updates for Office 2003: March 14, 2006
905645 Description of the security update for Office 2003: February 14, 2006
909118 Description of the security update for Project 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack: February 14, 2006
941466 Information about some Project 2003 file formats that are blocked after you install Project 2003 Service Pack 3
Multilingual User Interface PackThis article describes the changes in Project 2003 Service Pack 3 and in Project 2003 Service Pack 3 for Multilingual User Interface Pack. If you use Project 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack, you should install both Project 2003 Service Pack 3 and Project 2003 Service Pack 3 for Multilingual User Interface Pack to make sure that Project 2003 is up to date.
- For more information about Project 2003 Service Pack 1 for Multilingual User Interface Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
- For more information about Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 2 for Multilingual User Interface Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
New and updated featuresAfter you install Project 2003 Service Pack 3, you can use Project 2003 to open Project 2007 files that are not protected by a password. When you open a Project 2007 file in Project 2003 Service Pack 3, the Help task pane opens to notify you that the Project 2007 file cannot be edited in Project 2003.
Known issuesAfter you install a Microsoft Office service pack, you may be prompted to restart the computer. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
905726 You are unexpectedly prompted to restart the computer after you install an Office service pack or an Office update
How to obtain and install Project 2003 Service Pack 3Project 2003 Service Pack 3, together with installation instructions and deployment strategies, is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. To download this service pack from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Project 2003 Service Pack 3 for Multilingual User Interface PackFor complete Project 2003 functionality, install Project 2003 Service Pack 3 for Multilingual User Interface Pack if you use the Project 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack. To download Project 2003 Service Pack 3 for Multilingual User Interface Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Removal informationYou cannot remove this download by using Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel. To remove Project 2003 Service Pack 3 from the computer, you must remove Project 2003 and then reinstall Project 2003 from the original Project 2003 CD.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
873125 You cannot remove service packs for Office 2003 products
How to determine whether this service pack is installedThis service pack contains the files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
You do not have to install this service pack if you have a later version of the files that are listed in the table. For more information about how to determine the version of Office 2003 that is installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
821549 How to check the version of Office 2003 productsAdditionally, the following files are installed when you install Project 2003 Service Pack 3.
You do not have to install this service pack if you have a later version of the files that are listed in the table.
For more information about how to determine the version of Project 2003 that is installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
821549 How to check the version of Office 2003 products
Information for administrators about .msp filesThe administrative service pack 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 service pack:
Features for reinstalling specific components for administratorsIf you update your administrative installation point, and you recache and reinstall Project 2003 on client computers, you can run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features] property. This property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of Project 2003 from the administrative image. For Project 2003 Service Pack 3, the value for [list of features] is as follows:
REINSTALL=ALLFor 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 topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 923622 - Last Review: May 18, 2009 - Revision: 1