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Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office InterConnect 2004. 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 InterConnect 2004 Service Pack 2 (SP2) contains significant security enhancements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some of the fixes that are included with InterConnect 2004 SP2 were previously released in separate updates. InterConnect 2004 SP2 combines the previously released fixes into one update.
Service pack details
List of issues that the service pack fixes
InterConnect 2004 SP2 fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
You cannot use the drag a contact to a Contact group in InterConnect 2004
When you drag a contact to a Contact group in InterConnect 2004, the contact information is not copied to the Contact group. This issue may occur after you install security bulletin MS04-038.
For more information about the security bulletin MS04-038, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
834707 MS04-038: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
Earlier released updates that this service pack includes
InterConnect 2004 SP2 includes these earlier released updates:
895332 Description of the update for InterConnect 2004: July 12, 2005
New features in InterConnect 2004 SP2
InterConnect 2004 SP2 introduces the following new features:
Microsoft Outlook 2002 compatibility Microsoft InterConnect 2004 is compatible with Outlook 2002 after you install InterConnect 2004 SP2.
Microsoft Outlook Express compatibility InterConnect 2004 SP2 supports Outlook Express as the default mail client if Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2002 has been installed.
Improved Microsoft Outlook integration InterConnect 2004 Service Pack 2 lets you send business cards from Outlook.
Improved communication flexibility InterConnect 2004 Service Pack 2 lets you send InterConnect items to others without first exchanging business cards.
How to obtain and install the service pack
The client and administrative service packs, and also installation instructions and deployment strategies, are found on the Microsoft Download Center. To download this service pack from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
There is no option to remove this download using the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. To remove Interconnect 2004 SP2 from your computer, you must remove Outlook 2003 and then reinstall Outlook 2003 from your original Outlook 2003 CD-ROM.
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.
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 recache and reinstall InterConnect 2004 on client computers, you can run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features] property.
The REINSTALL=[list of features] property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of InterConnect 2004 from the administrative image. For InterConnect 2004 SP2, the value for [list of features] is as follows:
For detailed procedures that explain how to update an administrative image and 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: