Description of the InfoPath 2007 hotfix package (Infopath.msp, Ipeditor.msp): October 28, 2008


This article describes the Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated October 28, 2008.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix packages.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.


This hotfix package fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • On a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site, you have a site content type that has more than 30 columns. You added this content type to many document libraries or to many lists on a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site. If you try to update the content type in InfoPath 2007, it may take several minutes to complete the update. Additionally, InfoPath seems to stop responding.

    BUG #: 21657 (OfficeQFE)
  • On a computer that has Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 installed, you may receive the following error message when you try to publish an InfoPath 2007 template by using the Publish Wizard:

    Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, 2003, or 2005 must be installed on this computer to create a Microsoft Installer file.

    BUG #: 22630 (OfficeQFE)

More Information

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.

The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date 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.

Download information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Infopath.mspNot Applicable4,151,80820-Oct-200811:07Not Applicable
Ipeditor.mspNot Applicable7,272,44820-Oct-200811:07Not Applicable

Infopath.msp information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ipeditor.msp information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 958139 - Last Review: Aug 13, 2009 - Revision: 1