Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 3 provides the latest updates to Windows SharePoint Services.
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
Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide for the exact steps required
to accomplish this task.
To install this update, do one of the following:
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
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:
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.
- 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.
- It is recommended that you quit any programs you are running.
- In Windows Explorer, double-click the .exe file that you saved to your hard disk
drive, and follow the instructions on the screen.
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
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.