SP3 for Office 2007 is released, plus some important information about the August/October 2011 CUs.

On October 25, Microsoft released Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3. KB Article 2591039 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2591039) contains technical details about SP3, while 2526086 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526086) contains general information. Because Office service packs are cumulative, you do not have to install Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 before you install Service Pack 3. Service Pack 3 includes all fixes which were included in Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2.

Service packs typically do not contain cumulative updates (CU) that they are released with, but they will contain previous cumulative updates. The last cumulative update was August 2011, which is included in SP3. Those installing SP3 for Office 2007 should be aware that the August Cumulative Update for Excel contained a problem that caused internal hyperlinks to be broken with the use of the ForceShellExecute registry key. This problem is fixed in the October Cumulative Update for Office 2007 which was just released. This fix is located here (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596545).


Comments (2)

  1. susan says:

    And how does one deploy that via WSUS?

    I don't mean to shoot the messenger but service packs should not break functioning applications.  What's the plans to get this more deployable to the masses?

  2. systemx says:

    Can you post some checksums for the new service pack file so I know if my download is complete/corrupted? Thanks.

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