Re: KB969685 - Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003
"MowGreen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> B Wilderd wrote:
>> I have Excel Viewer 2003 installed which is detected by Microsoft Update,
>> however the recent security update fails to install either using Micosoft
>> Update, or Office Update or downloading and run the executable file.
>> Does anyone have any solution?
You omitted all information about the (error) messages and return
> *If* the installation file was deleted then you're going to have to
> uninstall Excel Viewer 2003, download it once more and *save* it,
That's COMPLETE nonsense!
Neither XLVIEWER.EXE nor the "real" installation files (XLVIEW.MSI,
XLVIEWER.CAB, XLVIEW.XML, SETUP.INI, SETUP.EXE, OSE.EXE*) need to be
present to install an update for Excel Viewer!
XLVIEWER.EXE is a self-extracting self-installing IExpress "package".
Once executed it unpacks its contents (see above) to a subdirectory
created in "%TEMP%", starts "%TEMP%\...\SETUP.EXE" and removes this
subdirectory afterwards. There is no trace left from XLVIEWER.EXE in
any registry entry relevant to Office, MSI or WU/MU/AU.
* Since the IExpress extraction does not create the proper directory
structure (see XLVIEW.XML) the installation files are NOT written
to \MSOCache\ although the "Office Source Engine" gets installed.