Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) contains significant security enhancements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some of the fixes that are included with Visio 2003 SP2 were previously released in separate updates. Visio 2003 SP2 combines the previously released fixes into one update.
Service pack details
Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes
A Microsoft Excel workbook is available that contains a list of the Visio 2003 post-Service Pack 1 issues that are fixed by Visio 2003 SP2.Note
The workbook is in the English language. The workbook will not be translated into any other languages.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:Download the Office2003System_SP2Changes.exe package now.
Release Date: September 27, 2005
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List of issues that the service pack fixes
Visio 2003 SP2 fixes the issues that are described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Issues that are fixed in Visio 2003 by Visio 2003 Service Pack 2
Additional improvements that the service pack includes
Visio 2003 SP2 contains functionality changes to the My Shapes folder.
For more information about this improvement, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Changes to the functionality of the My Shapes folder in Visio 2003 after Visio 2003 Service Pack 2 is installed
Security bulletins that are associated with the service pack
Visio 2003 SP2 addresses the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article about the MS04-028 security bulletin:
MS04-028: Buffer overrun in JPEG processing (GDI+) could allow code execution
Earlier released updates that the service pack includes
Visio 2003 SP2 includes the following earlier released updates:
Description of Visio 2003 Service Pack 1
Description of the Visio 2003 security update: September 14, 2004
Description of the updates for the Visio 2003 French spelling checker and thesaurus: April 12, 2005
Known issues after the installation of the service pack
After you install a Microsoft Office service pack, you are unexpectedly 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:
You are unexpectedly prompted to restart the computer after you install an Office service pack or an Office update
How to obtain and install Visio 2003 Service Pack 2
Visio 2003 Service Pack 2, 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:
Visio 2003 Service Pack 2 for Multilingual User Interface Pack
For complete Visio 2003 functionality, install Visio 2003 Service Pack 2 for Multilingual User Interface Pack if you use the Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack. To download Visio 2003 Service Pack 2 for Multilingual User Interface Pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
There is no option to remove this download by using the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. To remove Visio 2003 SP2 from the computer, you must remove Visio 2003 and then reinstall Visio 2003 from the original Visio 2003 CD-ROM.
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You cannot remove service packs for Office 2003 products
How to determine whether the service pack is installed
The service pack contains 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 Visio 2003 that is installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to check the version of Office 2003 products
Information for administrators about .msp files
The 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 administrators
If you update your administrative installation point and then recache and reinstall Visio 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 Visio 2003 from the administrative image. For Visio 2003 SP2, 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:
The Office Admin Update Center for Office IT Professionals contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office Admin Update Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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