Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3 (SP3)

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Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3 provides the latest updates to Windows SharePoint Services.
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    6.2 MB

    KB Articles: KB923643

      Microsoft® Windows SharePoint® Services Service Pack 3 (SP3) represents a major evolution in security for Windows SharePoint Services. It further hardens Windows SharePoint Services against potential attacks and other security threats. This service pack also includes fixes that have been previously released as separate updates for Windows SharePoint Services.
      You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (923643): Description of Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3.

      Included in this Service Pack
      This service pack includes significant new security updates. This service pack also includes updates previously released for Windows SharePoint Services:
  • Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

      This update applies to the following program:
      • Microsoft® Windows SharePoint® Services

    • It is advised that you perform a full backup of your Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services environment prior to applying a Service Pack. You may consult the Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide for the exact steps required to accomplish this task.

      Installation instructions
      To install this update, do one of the following:
      • Use Microsoft Update (recommended). Microsoft Update consolidates updates provided by Windows Update and Office Update into one location and enables you to choose automatic delivery and installation of high-priority updates.
      • Use Windows Update. Windows Update automatically detects Windows SharePoint Services and prompts you to install updates and service packs.
      • Install only Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services SP3. To do this, follow these steps:
        1. Download the .exe file by clicking the Download button at the top of this page, and then save the file to your hard disk drive.
        2. It is recommended that you quit any programs you are running.
        3. In Windows Explorer, double-click the .exe file that you saved to your hard disk drive, and follow the instructions on the screen.
        When you double-click the executable package, installation begins. To extract the patch files (.msp files), you must use a command line. The command line and instructions are included in the Knowledge Base article (197147): Command-Line Switches For IExpress Software Update Packages.

      When using a Windows SharePoint Services Language Template Pack
      For complete Windows SharePoint Services SP3 functionality if you are using a Windows SharePoint Services Language Template Pack, you will need to install both of the following:
      Note: If you are updating a Web farm, you should update all Web servers to Windows SharePoint Services SP3 and Windows SharePoint Services Language Template Pack SP3 at the same time. For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (875358): You must update all the Web servers in a Web farm that is running Windows SharePoint Services

      To remove this download
      There is no uninstall feature for this download.

      See Microsoft Knowledge Base article (923643): Description of Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3 for further information about this update.

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