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The cumulative update packages for February 2010 contain the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, for Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 3, for Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Service Pack 3, for Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Service Pack 3, for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3, and for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3.
We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous . We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains the hotfix that you need.
How to obtain the February 2010 cumulative update packages
A set of supported cumulative update packages are now available from Microsoft. However, each package is intended to correct only the applications that are listed in this article. Apply the packages only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems. If you are not severely affected by any of these problems, we recommend that you wait for the next update package that contains the hotfixes in these cumulative update packages.
Note If additional issues occur or 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 a specific cumulative update package. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Packages that are included in the February 2010 cumulative update
A link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base article that discusses each hotfix will be released as the article becomes available. To obtain a specific hotfix, please contact support and ask for the hotfix by referencing the Knowledge Base article number.
For more information about the Microsoft Office 2003 bugs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
Hotfix package name
Knowledge Base article number
980998 Description of the Office Outlook 2003 hotfix package (Outlook.msp): February 25, 2010
978908 Description of the Office Excel 2003 hotfix package: December 29, 2009
979446 Description of the Office Excel 2003 hotfix package: January 25, 2010
978551 Description of the Office 2003 documents protected with AD RMS/RMS update package: December 11, 2009
Prerequisites are listed in the KB articles for the individual packages.