Project Server 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

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    Project Server 2003 Service Pack 3 provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office Project Server 2003.
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      KB Articles: KB923645

        Microsoft® Office Project Server® 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) represents a major evolution in security for Project Server 2003. It further hardens Project Server against potential attacks and other security threats. This service pack also includes fixes that have been previously released as separate updates for Project Server 2003.

        You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (923645): Description of Project Server 2003 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 Project Server 2003:
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

        This update applies to the following program:
        • Microsoft® Office Project Server® 2003

      • Note: Administrators should refer to the Administrator resources section.

        For complete Project Server 2003 SP3 functionality if you are using a Project Server 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack (MUI), you will need to install both of the following:
        Project Web Access
        If you have modified your Project Web Access pages, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 906357 prior to installing this service pack.

        Installation instructions
        1. Upgrade the database
          It is advised that you back up your database before applying any updates. If you do not update your database, you may experience errors when using Project Server 2003. For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (903093): You receive error messages when you publish a plan or an assignment when you work with Project Server 2002 or with Project Server 2003.

          Note: You must follow the steps below for each Microsoft SQL Server and database.
          • Download the SQL patch, ProjectServer2003SP3-KB923645-SQLFile-ENU.exe or equivalent language from the bottom of this page.
          • Double-click on the file to extract the files to a temporary folder.
          • To apply the files, Osql.exe is required in the same directory from where Upgdb113.cmd is run or in the system path. If you are running Upgdb113.cmd directly on the machine where the database resides, this file should already be present. It is also available on the Project Server 2003 CD in the \support\database folder.
          • Run Upgdb113.cmd against the Project Server 2003 database. If the database is a partitioned database, run the script against each of the Project Server 2003 databases. Run Upgdb113.cmd from a command line with the following parameters. To run from a command line, click Start > Run and type cmd in the dialog box and click OK.

            Upgdb113.cmd <sql server name> <database name> <login> <password>

            OR if using Microsoft Windows authentication to SQL Server as the currently logged in user:

            Upgdb113.cmd <sql server name> <database name>

          Note: By leaving off the system administrator account login and password, the command file will assume Windows authentication to SQL Server. If you supply only the SQL Server name, it is assumed the database name is ProjectServer.

        2. Install the Project Server 2003 service pack
          • Download the ProjectServer2003SP3-KB923645-FullFile-ENU.exe from the bottom of the page to the Project Server 2003 machine.
          • Install the service pack by double-clicking on the file and following instructions. If Project Server is distributed over multiple machines, this update must be installed on every machine with Project Server installed.

        3. Update the Project template files on Windows® SharePoint® Services.
          If you are using Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 2.0 with Project Server and you have not already upgraded to Project Server 2003 SP1 or SP2, you will also want to update the Project Server template files on every server running Windows SharePoint Services.
          • Download ProjectServer2003-KB923645-WSSFILE-ENU.exe from the bottom of this page.
          • Double-click on the file to extract the files to a temporary folder.
          • From the temporary folder double-click on WSSwizup.msi to update the template files.

          Note: You do not need to update the template files if you have already done so as part of your SP1 or SP2 installation
        To remove this download
        There is no uninstall feature for this download. For more information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (873125): You cannot remove service packs for Office 2003 products.

        Administrator resources
        Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization on the Office 2003 Resource Kit.

        The downloads for this update are below. 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.

        See Microsoft Knowledge Base article (923645): Description of Project Server 2003 Service Pack 3 for further information about this update.