Thanks for your reply.
Just to clarify, I am being propted to install these updates, among others:
This update (KB953432) resolves an issue where Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
behaves unexpectedly in some circumstances.
This update helps users configure Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 to work
properly with Windows Live Mail.
Just going by the descriptions, it seems that I do not need these updates,
since I do not have Outlook 2003 installed. But I'm wondering if the updates
change programs that I do have installed.
I have installed many updates that I do not think I need, like this one:
A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Publisher 2003 that could allow
arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This update
resolves that vulnerability.
Since I do not have Publisher installed, I'm left wondering what it is doing
when it runs. It may be trying to replace code in a program that does not
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> The only OL updates you don't need to install are Junk Mail Filter updates.
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
> AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
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> tros2112 wrote:
> > We have a custom install of Office 2003 Pro that does not have Outlook or
> > Publisher, but we are prompted to install updates that say they are for
> > those apps. (Example: Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
> > (KB950213))
> > How specific is the update engine?
> > If we are offered updates, does that always mean we always need them, or
> > is
> > it possible that the updater does not dig down deep enough to find what
> > components we have?