[Release] Office11 (2003) Post SP3 HotPack for English (ENU)


Slipstreams Office Servicepacks, hotfixes and custom HotPacks into your Office 2003 Suite. It also creates a reg file with needed entries to satisfy Microsoft Update.

Postby TwoJ » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:21 pm

Updated to 2012-07-12
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Postby James » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:05 am

First, a big "thank-you" to TwoJ for continuing to maintain this

Second, in the problem with KB2449798, mentioned in the first post

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- KB2449798 (Outlook) will still show as needed, this is an issue with the OI that needs to be corrected.



does anyone know exactly _why_ this is still shown as needed?

I have examined the contents of the relevant CAB files after a direct integration and they appear to me to contain the updated files. There are, I think, three relevant files, which have names of the form L?56????.CAB. Are there any more?

Is this a file issue or is it a registry issue?

Any extra info, which would enable me to workaround this issue would be welcome.

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Postby TwoJ » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:46 am

Hi James

The reason this happens is that Microsoft releases updates that patch the same file, take for example the Outlook Junk mail updates (outfltr.msp or something like that), Microsoft has a few hotfixes that are needed that have the outfltr.msp in them and theoretically the latest one should replace all the prior ones, but according to Microsoft Updates (MU) there are times when the older hotfix is still needed. The OI goes by the theoritical idea that only the latest hotfix should be used and in the logic it puts the older ones in the 'obsolete' folder when you integrate them. Benners has already put in a few 'exceptions' to fix older hotfixes to allow multiple integrations of the same msp, but Microsoft continues to release multiple hotfixes for the same msp. So 2449798 is one of those exceptions, and benners hasn't put in the exception into the OI because he was working on a way to deal with all exceptions and not have to modify the OI on a case-by-case problem.
So this is not a file or registry problem - it is that only one of the 2 hotfixes has been integrated.
the workaround is either to integrate the missing hotfix through MU after the install, or script the install and include that hotfix into the script to do it all automatically, or help Benners to re-write the OI code to deal with these multiple msp problem cases.
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Postby James » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:32 pm

TwoJ, thanks for the explanation.
In the case of KB2449798 it should replace the security update KB980373 (a.k.a MS10-045). The two updates have the same patch name (OUTLOOK.msp) but, much better than that, they also have exactly the same contents inside the .msp, namely a .CAB file, which has an identical "internal" name in both patches (and with the same 25 files in it) and 312 pairs of transforms (i.e. 624 in all). I'm assuming therefore that it really does completely replace the earlier patch. If I am right, then it is not a file issue -- OI has done its job of replacing all 25 files in the source CABs.

Of course, it also depends on the detection information that MU uses. If MU is also detecting that the patch GUID for KB980373 must be present in the Registry, then no amount of replacing files will ever produce a result that MU is happy with.

Maybe, there's something I'm missing.
Before KB2449798 was released, did the OI correctly integrate KB980373, itself, do you know?

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Postby TwoJ » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:32 pm

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Postby adric » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:45 am

Thanks for your work TwoJ. I built a hotpack for Aug. myself so I would not forget how to do it. :) I compared your ohotfix.ini with mine and we basically agree except that I stiil have KB980373 instead of KB2449798. WU has never offered me KB2449798 on my system.

One problem I am still having with OI is that I can no longer use the Build Hotpack option. When I do, some of the newer fixes always end up in the Obsolete directory instead of the ones that should be replaced. This started happening about three Patch Tuesday's ago. I don't understand why OI is doing this. My only workable solution is to use the Update option. If you have any ideas as to the cause, please let me know.

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Postby TwoJ » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:47 am

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Postby TwoJ » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:55 pm

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Postby adric » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:54 am

Thank you TwoJ. Your work is appreciated.
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Postby TwoJ » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:27 pm

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