MS08-070: Description of the security update for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1 development platform: December 9, 2008

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS08-070. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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More information

To install this security update, you must have at least Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version installed on the computer. To obtain the latest version of Windows Installer for the computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Update removal information

To uninstall this update, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

Known issues with this security update

For more information about known issues with updates for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
  • 959423 Error message when you try to add the Chart Control ActiveX control or the Masked Edit Control ActiveX control to a form in Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1 or in Visual Studio .NET 2002 Service Pack 1: "Failed to import the ActiveX control"
  • 939043 A shared file is rolled back when you uninstall a previously installed update for one edition or SKU on a computer that has more than one edition or SKU of any version of Visual Studio installed
  • 939400 Any files that are shared by the two editions of Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1 or of Visual Studio .NET 2002 Service Pack 1 are deleted when you uninstall the edition of the service pack that you installed first
  • 938244 The file version is rolled back to the version that was installed by the last service pack when you remove an update for the .NET Framework 1.0, the .NET Framework 1.1, Visual Studio .NET 2002 or Visual Studio .NET 2003
  • 944298 Error message when you try to install an update for Visual Studio 2005, for Visual Studio .NET 2003, or for Visual Studio .NET 2002: "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable"
  • 942380 Error message when you try to apply a hotfix or an update: "Error 9002. Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Hotfix (KBxxxxxx) cannot be installed because you have one or more hotfixes installed. Remove them and try again."

Command-line switches for this update

For information about the command-line switches that this update supports, see Microsoft security bulletin MS08-070. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
There is also a document that describes these switches on the MSDN Web site. To view this document, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
The Windows Installer MSDN Web site has more information about Windows Installer. To view this information, visit the following MSDN Web site:


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Article ID: 958393 - Last Review: January 16, 2015 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
    • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
    • Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C# .NET 2003 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Visual J# .NET 2003 Standard Edition
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