Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office Outlook Live 2003. This article contains information about how to obtain the service pack and about how to obtain a list of issues that are fixed by the service pack. Additionally, this article contains information about the issues that you may experience when you install the service pack and about how to determine whether the service pack is installed.
Microsoft Office Outlook Live 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains significant security enhancements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some of the fixes that are included with Outlook Live 2003 SP3 were previously released in separate updates. Outlook Live 2003 SP3 combines the previously released fixes into one update.
Service pack details
List of issues that the service pack fixes
Outlook Live 2003 SP3 fixes the issues that are described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Issues that are fixed in Outlook 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Security bulletins that are associated with this service pack
Outlook Live 2003 SP3 addresses the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Security Bulletins:
Description of the security update for Office 2003: February 14, 2006
Description of the security update for Office 2003, for Project 2003, and for OneNote 2003: July 11, 2006
Earlier released updates that this service pack includes
Outlook Live 2003 SP3 includes these earlier released updates:
Description of Outlook Live 2003 Service Pack 2
Description of the updates for Office 2003: March 14, 2006
Known issues after the installation of the service pack
After you install a Microsoft Office service pack, you are unexpectedly prompted to restart the computer.
For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
You are unexpectedly prompted to restart the computer after you install an Office service pack or an Office update
How to obtain and install Outlook Live 2003 SP3
Outlook Live 2003 SP3 installation instructions and deployment strategies are found on the Microsoft Download Center. To download this service pack from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
You cannot use Add or Remove Programs
in Control Panel to remove this download. To remove Outlook Live 2003 SP3 from your computer, you must remove Microsoft Office Outlook Live 2003, and then reinstall Outlook Live 2003 from your original Outlook Live 2003 CD-ROM.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
You cannot remove service packs for Office 2003 products
How to determine whether the service pack is installed
The service pack contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
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|File name||File version|
You do not have to install this service pack if you have a later version of the files that are listed in the table.
For more information about how to determine the version of Outlook Live 2003 that is installed on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to check the version of Office 2003
Information for administrators about .msp files
Outlook Live 2003 SP3 consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer file (.msp file) that is packaged in a self-extracting executable file. The .msp file in the following table is distributed in this service pack.
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Features for reinstalling specific components for administrators
If you update your administrative installation point, and you recache and then reinstall Outlook Live 2003 on client computers, you can run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features]
property. The REINSTALL=[list of features]
property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of Outlook Live 2003 from the administrative image. For Outlook Live 2003 SP3, the value for [list of features
] is as follows:
For detailed procedures that explain how to update an administrative image and how to update client computers, see the "Updating clients from a patched administrative image" section in the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic. To view the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office System TechCenter, visit the following Microsoft Web site: