MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 Beta

The MSXML Team is pleased to announce that MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) Beta is available for public testing. This new service pack includes a number of security bug fixes as well as reliability improvements.

MSXML4 SP3 is a complete replacement of previous service packs. The new service pack includes:

² A number of security bug fixes which provides a safer browsing experience.

² Reliability improvements.

MSXML 4 SP3  is a Download Center only release and is applicable to the following Windows Operation Systems:

· Windows 2000 SP4

· Windows XP SP2

· Windows XP SP3

· Windows Server 2003 SP1

· Windows Server 2003 SP2

· Windows Vista RTM

· Windows Vista SP1

· Windows 2008

We want to know what you think!  Please:

² Run your existing application against MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) Beta to ensure the new service pack is compatible with your application with no behavior change.

² Send your feedback or file bugs to our product team through Microsoft Connect site. If you have not signed up yet, please do so - we are listed as "MSXML4 SP3 Beta" under the "Data Platform Development” site.

What you think is important for us. If you have any questions or comments or require any further information regarding the new service pack, please feel free to provide any feedback that you have.


Comments (3)

  1. Terry Merrill says:

    For some time, msxml4 sp2 has been installing over and over again. Today I uninstalled all msxml4 sp2 files and installed msxml4 sp3. I’ve not yet encountered any problems. I don’t know, however, if uninstalling all previous msxml4 patches leaves my computer vulnerable or not. Any comments?

  2. Hi Terry, MSXML4 SP3 includes every security fix that is in previous versions. So you are fine to install MSXML4 SP3 only.

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