After you install Microsoft Office XP or Microsoft
Office 2003, you are not offered any Microsoft Office updates. This symptom occurs even though one or both of the following conditions are true:
- You visit the Microsoft Windows Update Web site.
- You have access to a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
If you visit the Office Update Web site, you are offered Microsoft Office updates.
This issue occurs if the Office XP or Office 2003 installations are installed in per-user mode. The Windows Update Web site and WSUS cannot detect
Office installations that are installed in per-user mode.
To work around this issue, visit the following Office Update Web site:
This issue does not occur if either of the following conditions
- You installed Office XP or Office 2003 from the Microsoft
- Office XP or Office 2003 was pre-installed on your
If you are a corporate user, ask the system
administrator if Office was installed in per-user
For information about how to
update a per-user installation of Office, visit the following Office Update Web
To verify the installation mode, run the sample script that is included on the following Microsoft Web site: