Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update and for Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006. This article contains a list of issues that are addressed by the service pack. This article also describes how to obtain the service pack and how to determine whether the service pack is installed.
Service pack details
Issues that the service pack fixes
Service Pack 4 for Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update and for Small Business Accounting 2006 fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
- Application compatibility between Windows Vista and Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager
Note Small Business Accounting 2006 and Windows Vista are not compatible. If you are running Windows Vista, upgrade to Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007.
- Application compatibility between Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update and Office Accounting 2007
The fixes and updates that are provided by this service pack are only for those computers that are running Windows Vista or that have Office Accounting 2007 installed. If the computer does not meet these requirements, do not install this service pack.
Previously released updates that this service pack includes
Service Pack 4 for Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update and for Small Business Accounting 2006 includes the following previously released updates:
Description of Service Pack 3 for Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update and for Small Business Accounting 2006
Description of Service Pack 2 for Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update and for Small Business Accounting 2006
Description of Service Pack 1 for Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update and for Small Business Accounting 2006
How to obtain and to install the service pack
The client and administrative service packs, installation instructions, and deployment strategies are located in the Microsoft Download Center. To download this service pack from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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||File size||Date||Time||Platform|
You do not have to install this service pack if you have a later version of the files that are listed in the table.
To determine the version of the files that are installed, search the hard disk drive. To do this, follow these steps.Note
Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
- Click Start, and then click Search.
- In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
- In the All or part of the file name box, type the file name, and then click Search.
- In the list of files, right-click the file that you want to verify, and then click Properties.
- On the Version tab, verify the version of the file.
Information for administrators about .msp files
Service Pack 4 for Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager Update and for Small Business Accounting 2006 consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer (.msp) file that is packaged in a self-extracting executable file.
The following .msp file is distributed in this service pack:
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 "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic.
To view the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
The Office Admin Update Center for Office IT Professionals contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office Admin Update Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site: