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Description of the Access 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: August 20, 2004

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SUMMARY
Microsoft has released an Access 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package for Microsoft Office Access 2003. This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package
  • Prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes to use one or more of the hotfixes in the package
  • The files that the hotfix package contains
INTRODUCTION
This article describes the Microsoft Office Access 2003 issues that are fixed in the Access 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated August 20, 2004.

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Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package

This hotfix package fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • If you write macros that you use to set menu bars for navigation in your program, the macro may crash when you use the macros to click between forms several times. When you receive the macro dialog box, and you click OK, you may receive one or both of the following error messages:
    Error 2004 "There isn't enough memory to perform this operation.  Close unneeded programs and try the operation again" when running macro.
    Error 2101 "The setting you entered isn't valid for this property"
  • When you use the ShowToolbar method with one of the following toolbars, Access 2003 quits unexpectedly:
    • System
    • Online Meeting
    • Task Pane
    • Envelope
    • Clipboard
    Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    Microsoft Access has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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MORE INFORMATION

Service pack information

This problem was first corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. 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.

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Prerequisites

The following list contains prerequisites for the hotfix package:
  • The optimized version of this hotfix is a post-Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office 2003 SP1 installed.

    For additional information about Office 2003 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    842532 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 1
  • The full-file version of this hotfix is also the administrative version of this hotfix. You can install this version of the hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 SP1 installed or without SP1 installed. However, we have tested this hotfix more extensively on Office 2003 with SP1 than we have on Office 2003 without SP1. If you install this hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 without SP1, some file conflicts might occur. We support this configuration, but we do not recommend this configuration.

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Restart information

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

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Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

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Registry information

You do not have to create or modify any registry keys to activate any hotfixes that this package contains.

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Hotfix file information

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

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Download information.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   23-Aug-2004  14:57  5.0.2919.6304   3,375,648  Office2003-kb838900-glb.exe  

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   20-Aug-2004  15:26                  4,717,056  Msaccessff.msp   20-Aug-2004  14:40                  1,268,736  Msaccessop.msp

After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table:
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   18-Aug-2004  07:26  11.0.6400.0     6,634,184  Msaccess.exe

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REFERENCES
For additional information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when correcting software after it is released, 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

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Article ID: 838900 - Last Review: 05/14/2012 15:31:00 - Revision: 5.0

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