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Description of the Office 2003 update: June 14, 2011

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2003. This update provides the latest fixes for Office 2003. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

Issue that this update fixes

When you try to install updates for Microsoft Office 2003 applications by using Windows Update or Microsoft Update, you may receive one of the following error codes.

Error code 1:


Error code 2:


Error code 3:

Error 1606 Could not access network location %APPDATA%

Installation details

How to obtain and install the update

Microsoft Update
This update is available through Microsoft Update. To download this update, visit the following Microsoft website:

Restart information

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

File information

This update contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table:
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
FillerNot Applicable602-May-201122:06

How to uninstall this update

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Use one of the following procedures, depending on the operating system that you are running:
    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista
      1. Click View installed updates.
      2. In the list of updates, click update 2543854, and then click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP
      1. Click to select the Show updates check box.
      2. In the list of updates, click update 2543854, and then click Remove.
The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office System TechCenter, visit the following Microsoft website:

Article ID: 2543854 - Last Review: 06/21/2011 08:01:00 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003
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