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Article ID: 285338 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.8

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000, which can prevent logon information from being sent over the Internet. Malicious Web site operators could deceive users into browsing to a Web page or server that captures logon information without permission or verification of credentials from the user. This update prevents user credentials from being sent, unless users grant express permission consistent with their browser settings.

Microsoft recommends that this update be installed on all systems that use Microsoft Office 2000 programs.

For more information about the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000, please browse to the following Microsoft Security Bulletin:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-001.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-001.mspx)
NOTE: For information about how to deploy the Web Client Security Administrative Update for Office 2000 within your organization by using an administrative update, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
285336  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/285336/EN-US/ ) Administrative Update Available for Microsoft Office 2000 Web Client Security

MORE INFORMATION

NOTE: To install the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000, you must first update all Microsoft Office 2000 programs to the Service Release 1 (SR-1) or Service Release 1a (SR-1a) level.

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245025/EN-US/ ) OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR1a

How to Install the Update

To install the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000, follow these steps:
  1. In your Web browser, go to the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/wecsec.aspx (http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2000/wecsec.aspx)
  2. To download the update, click Download Now! at the top left of the page, and follow the instructions in the dialog boxes. Save the update to your hard disk drive.
  3. Double-click the Fpwec.exe program file on your hard disk to start the Setup program.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
By default, the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000 creates a log file during the update. The log file is created in your \Temp\OfficeHotFix folder and has a name similar to the following:
Office 2000 SR-1 Hotfix(0001)_MsiExec.log

How to Confirm That the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000 Is Installed

Note that the Fp4awec.dll file in the Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\40\bin folder is updated to version 4.0.2.4715 after the Web Client Security Update for Office 2000 is installed. Right-click the Fp4awec.dll file from Windows Explorer, and then click the Version tab to confirm the version information.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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