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This article describes the Microsoft Office 2003 Post-Service Pack 3 issue that is fixed in the hotfix package that is dated October 28, 2008.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
Whether you must restart the 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.
The files that the hotfix package contains.
IssueP1 that this hotfix package fixes
This hotfix fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
The Indexing Service in Microsoft Office Word 2003 will not index Microsoft Office Word documents, Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentations, or Microsoft Office Excel workbooks that are located on a network share. When you try to find an Office file on the network share by using Advanced File Search in the File Search pane, network shares are marked as "Unavailable Locations" in the search results. Files that are located on the computer are displayed as expected.
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.
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, submit a request to 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.
There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issue that is listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
For more information about software update terminology, 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
Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003, Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003, Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, Microsoft Office Word 2003