Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003. 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 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains significant security improvements. Some fixes that are included in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3 were previously released as separate updates. This service pack combines these updates into one update.
Service pack details
Issues that the service pack fixes
SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3 fixes the issues that are described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Issues that are fixed in SharePoint Portal Server 2003 by SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3
Security bulletins that are associated with the service pack
There are no Microsoft security bulletins associated with SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3.
Previously released updates that the service pack includes
SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3 includes the previously released updates that are described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Known issues that occur during the installation of the service pack
When an upgraded SharePoint Portal Server 2003 database fails or is canceled by a user, you must modify the registry to restart the database upgrade. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
You cannot restart a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 database upgrade, or the virtual servers display "upgrade" on the SharePoint Central Administration Web page
Known issues that occur after the installation of the service pack
After you install a Microsoft Office service pack, you are prompted unexpectedly 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 SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3
SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3 is located at the Microsoft Download Center. To download SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3 and to obtain installation instructions and deployment strategies, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
You cannot use the "Add or Remove Programs" item in Control Panel to remove this service pack. To remove SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3 from the computer, you must first remove SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Then, reinstall SharePoint Portal Server 2003 from the SharePoint Portal Server 2003 CD. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
You cannot remove service packs for Office 2003 products
How to determine whether the service pack is installed
This service pack contains the files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
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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 SharePoint Portal Server 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). The .msp file is packaged in a self-extracting executable file. The following .msp file is distributed in this service pack: