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Article ID: 974983 - Last Review: January 15, 2015 - Revision: 1.0

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The cumulative update packages for August 2009 contain the latest hotfixes for Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, for Microsoft Office Project 2003 Service Pack 3, for Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 Service Pack 3, for Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Service Pack 3, for Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3, and for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3.

We recommend that you test hotfixes before you deploy them in a production environment. Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous . We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains the hotfix that you need.


How to obtain the August 2009 cumulative update packages

A set of supported cumulative update packages are now available from Microsoft. However, each package is intended to correct only the applications that are listed in this article. Apply the packages only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems. If you are not severely affected by any of these problems, we recommend that you wait for the next update package that contains the hotfixes in these cumulative update packages.

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for a specific cumulative update package. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (

Packages that are included in the August 2009 cumulative update

A link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base article that discusses each hotfix will be released as the article becomes available. To obtain a specific hotfix, please contact support and ask for the hotfix by referencing the Knowledge Base article number.

For more information about the Microsoft Office 2003 bugs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

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Hotfix package nameKnowledge Base article number Product
974628  ( ) Description of the Excel 2003 hotfix package (Excel.msp): August 25, 2009
974630  ( ) Description of the Office 2003 hotfix package (Gpfilt.msp): August 25, 2009
974623  ( ) Description of the Project Server 2003 hotfix package (Pjsrv.msp): August 25, 2009
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Prerequisites are listed in the KB articles for the individual packages.

  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Office 2003 Personal Edition
    • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
    • Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003
    • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
    • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
    • Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003
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