Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Language Interface Pack contains significant security improvements, in addition to stability improvements.
Service pack details
List of issues that the service pack fixes
Office 2003 SP3 for Language Interface Pack fixes the issues that are described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Issues that are fixed in Office 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Security bulletins that are associated with the service pack
No Microsoft Security Bulletins are associated with Office 2003 SP3 for Language Interface Pack.
Earlier released updates that this service pack includes
Office 2003 SP3 for Language Interface Pack includes this earlier released update:
Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2 for Language Interface Pack
Known issues 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 Office 2003 SP3 for Language Interface Pack
Office 2003 SP3 for Language Interface Pack 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:
You cannot use Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel to remove this download. To remove Office 2003 SP3 for Language Interface Pack from your computer, you must remove Office 2003 Language Interface Pack. Then, reinstall Office 2003 Language Interface Pack from the Office 2003 Language Interface Pack download.
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
The service pack contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
|File name||File version|
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 Office 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
Office 2003 SP3 for Language Interface Pack consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer file (.msp file) that is packaged in a self-extracting executable file. The .msp files in the following table are distributed in this service pack.
|Name of .msp file||Description|
|Lipsp3-eng.msp||Applies to Office 2003 Language Interface Pack|
Features for reinstalling specific components for administrators
If you update your administrative installation point and you recache and reinstall Office 2003 Language Interface Pack 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 Office 2003 Language Interface Pack from the administrative image. For Office 2003 SP3 for Language Interface Pack, 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 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 Web site: