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    I am having some problems updating my Ofice 2003 PC installations using Windows SUS. I believe I know why I am having the problem but I do not know how to fix it. Here is what I have...

    1. I had an Administrative Installation of Office 2003 SP-1 on my network.
    2. I installed 100+ PCs with Office 2003 SP-1 from the Administrative Installation.
    3. I slip streamed SP-3 for Office 2003 onto my Administrative Installation.
    4. I approved many Office 2003 updates in WSUS.
    5. Windows SUS pushes the Office 2003 updates to the 100+ PCs.
    6. The Office 2003 updates fail on each PC because the installation process looks for MSI files in the Administrative Installation share that are SP-3 and not SP-1.

    How do I fix this?

    Thanks in advance,


  • #2
    Re: Office updates won't install

    Did you use the Administrative SP3 or the regular Office SP3?

    Which version of WSUS are you using?
    Joined: 23rd December 2003
    Departed: 23rd December 2015


    • #3
      Re: Office updates won't install

      Thanks for the help, I got it fixed.


      • #4
        Re: Office updates won't install

        Well done!
        Would you mind telling us how, to help anyone else in the same position
        Tom Jones
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        Ossian Ltd

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