Office Update Inventory Tool Version 2.1

The Office Update Inventory Tool version 2.1 enables administrators to check one or more computers in their organization for the status of Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, and Office 2003 updates.
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      From a central location, administrators can run the Office Update Inventory Tool on client computers to find out which Office updates have been applied, which Office updates are available to be applied, and which Office updates can be applied only to an administrative installation point.

      To use the Inventory Tool you must also download the latest Inventory Tool Catalog file (invcif.exe). Go to the Inventory Tool Catalog page to download the latest detection information used by the Inventory tool.

      Usage instruction can be found in the Office Resource Kit article Office Update Inventory Tool 2.1 Checks Installations for Updated Status.

  • Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      Note While only Windows Installer version 1.x is required for the detection operation, Windows Installer 2.0 is required for installation of Office 2000 updates released after Service Pack 3, and Office XP updates released after Service Pack 2.

      An Extensible Markup Language (XML) parser is required on each computer that runs the conversion utility (convert.exe). A parser is included with Internet Explorer 5.0 and later. If you are running earlier versions of Internet Explorer and you cannot install Internet Explorer 5 or later, you can download and install a stand-alone version of the Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) 3.0 SP4 from the MSDN Web site.
    • Based upon customer feedback, version 2.1 of the detection engine has been improved to include the following:

      • Improved detection performance requiring less CPU usage (improvement in version 2.1 over version 2.0).
      • A feature to determine whether the inventory tool executable files or detection data are outdated, and to download the latest versions.
      • Information in detection output regarding "expired" updates - those updates that have been superseded by newer versions.
      • Additional details in the inventory reports, such as an identifier to simplify finding update information in the XML, a path to the client update page, and baseline requirements.

      Inventory Tool Release History
      • Inventory Tool version 2.1 (released July 27, 2004) has Inventory.exe File Version
      • Inventory Tool version 2.0 (released Nov 11, 2003) has Inventory.exe File Version
      • Inventory Tool version 1.5 (released Aug 22, 2002) has Inventory.exe File Version

      If you have questions or feedback regarding the Inventory tool, please submit them to the Office Update Discussion Group.

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