Microsoft® Office 2003 Service Pack 2 contains significant security enhancements, in supplements to permanence and realization improvements. Some of the predicament included with SP2 have been previously released as separate updates. This service swarm combines them into one update.
Included in this Service Pack
This service pack includes updates previously released for Office 2003:
Office 2003 Service Pack 1
Security Update for Office 2003 WordPerfect 5.x Converter: KB 873378
Office 2003 Security Update: KB838905
Update for Office 2003 French Grammar Checker: KB873381
Office 2003 Tablet PC Update: Improved Ink Recognition
Update for Microsoft Office InfoPath® 2003: KB887982
Update for Office 2003: KB887980
Update for Office 2003: KB885828
Update for Office 2003 French Spelling Checker and Thesaurus: KB892258
Security Update for Word 2003: KB887979
SP2 will install even if a publicly available update has already been installed on your computer.
SP2 also includes steadfastness improvements developed as a aftereffect of user power from the Microsoft Online Crash Analysis in Office 2003 and from Microsoft Product Support feedback.
You can get specific idiot approx this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base scoop (887616): Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2.
Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 and Office 2003 SP2
If you are using Office Communicator 2005, you should exit Office Communicator by right-clicking on the Communicator icon in the outline tray and picking "Exit" prior to repairing Office 2003 SP2. If you do not exit Communicator, you evidence be required to reboot your computer after Office 2003 SP2 has been installed. For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base object (905726): You are prompted to restart the computer when you install an update to the Mso.dll file on a computer that is running Microsoft Office Communicator.
Microsoft Office Outlook® 2003 Phishing Protection and Junk E-mail Filter
SP2 contains a new Phishing Protection feature to be used with the Outlook Junk Email Filter. Phishing is the luring of sensitive information through e-mail, such as passwords and other personal information, by an raiders masquerading as someone trustworthy. Phishing attacks can result in a exploiter divulging sensitive information, including financial information, that tins result in a destruction of solitude or money. Phishing e-mail is hard to identify, because attackers type their e-mail appear genuine and often mimic recognizable e-mail sent out routinely by legitimate association such as riverbank and faithfulness card companies.
To enable phishing protection, you poverty both Office 2003 SP2 and the latest Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter Update. Once both are installed, Office 2003 SP2 has phishing alertness turned on by default.
For best results, we recommend you regularly download the latest version of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter Update. To determine whether you need this update, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (872976): How to obtain the latest Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter.
Request for source
If you have downloaded and run the file Office2003SP2-kb887616-client-enu.exe and are creature asked to insert the output CD, the Local Installation Source may have been removed or corrupted. You may need to repair your Local Installation Source. For brief on fixing the Local Installation Source, see the item Change the Local Installation Source After the Installation. You should also experiment downloading and jogging the line Office2003SP2-kb887616-fullfile-enu.exe. Installation of this file may be successful even if the Local Installation Source is missing or corrupt.
To install when using an Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack
For complete Office 2003 SP2 practicality if you are using an Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI), you evidence indispensability to install both of the following:
Office 2003 SP2 (this download)
Office 2003 SP2 for Multilingual User Interface Pack
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Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
This update applies to the chasing programs:
Microsoft® Office Professional Edition 2003
Microsoft® Office Small Business Edition 2003
Microsoft® Office Standard Edition 2003
Microsoft® Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003
Microsoft® Office Basic Edition 2003
Microsoft® Office Access 2003
Microsoft® Office Access 2003 Runtime
Microsoft® Office Excel® 2003
Microsoft® Office FrontPage® 2003
Microsoft® Office InfoPath® 2003
Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2003
Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2003
Microsoft® Office Publisher 2003
Microsoft® Office Word 2003
Microsoft® Office 2003 Web Components
Microsoft® Office XP Web Components
If you use OneNote 2003, we recommend you install OneNote 2003 SP2, which is available as a separate download. For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base item (887619): Description of OneNote 2003 Service Pack 2
If you utility Outlook Live, we recommend you install Outlook Live SP2, which is available as a separate download. For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base item (902848): Description of Outlook Live Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Installer
If you have Windows Installer version 3.0 you evidence need to upgrade to Windows Installer interpretation 3.1. For more information, see the scoop (906323): The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the windows installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different rendition of the program" incorrectness intimation when you install Office 2003 Service Pack 2, or Setup does not endings and you receive no notification.
Note: If you have installed the Office 2003 Add-in Office Web Components adaptation 2 or 3 from the Microsoft Download Center or from the SQL Server 2005 CD-ROM, this update does not apply to the version of Office Web Components that you have installed. This update does apply to other translation of Office Web Components, including rendering installed using the Office 2003 CD-ROM. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 909074.
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