DST 2007: Is there an Outlook DST “patch”?

by Bharat Suneja

There seems to be some confusion about whether Outlook itself has a DST 2007 patch.

As noted in a previous post “DST 2007: Understanding what needs to be done and how to do it“, there’s the Outlook Calendar Update Tool – TzMove.exe (“Time Zone Data Update Tool for Microsoft Office Outlook” in Microsoft-speak). This is a tool to rebase existing appointments so they show up correctly on users’ calendars after they’ve applied the time zone update to the operating system (KB 931836). As such, it’s not really a patch.

Then there’s the Outlook 2003 CDO patch (Outlook 2003 Post-SP2 hotfix) – KB 932962. This is the client-equivalent of the Exchange CDO patch (KB 926666 for Exchange Server 2003 SP2, KB 931978 for Exchange Server 2003 SP1), according to Microsoft’s DST 2007 blog.

Do all Outlook users need this? No.

CDO is not installed by default on clients running Outlook, and isn’t generally required.

However, some applications that use (client-side) CDO to access Outlook’s Contacts and Calendar install this version of CDO on the client. If you’re using one of those apps, for instance the contact-management app ACT, you should update the CDO component by applying KB 932962 on the client computer.

This updates CDO.DLL to version 6.5.7651.61 (and updates a few other files as well).

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous March 22, 2007 at 1:18 pm

Where can I get the this patch?
Outlook 2003 CDO patch (Outlook 2003 Post-SP2 hotfix) – KB 932962


Bharat Suneja March 22, 2007 at 2:50 pm

Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: February 16, 2007


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