KB943985 MS Office Excel 2003 Update fails with error code 779

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Griogre, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Griogre

    Griogre Guest

    This happens on Windows Vista Business machine using Microsoft Update. It is
    the first time I have had an Office 2003 update fail.

    Any thoughs would be appriciated.
    Griogre, Mar 15, 2008
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    Griogre Guest

    Oops forgot the specs. :p

    System Information
    Time of this report: 3/15/2008, 15:43:58
    Machine name: XXXXXXX-PC
    Operating System: Windows Vistaâ„¢ Business (6.0, Build 6000)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2
    CPUs), ~2.4GHz
    Memory: 2046MB RAM
    Page File: 934MB used, 3378MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 10
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode
    Griogre, Mar 15, 2008
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    Michael Guest

    I have also tried to install Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and Security update
    (KB943988)v2 and Outlook KB943649 and everyone of these updates fails to
    install. Any one have any suggestions?
    Michael, Mar 20, 2008
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    Snorch Guest

    I had simlar to this 10 times - I turned off my 3rd. party firewall and and
    anti-virus, turned on the Windows firewall and the next download attempt
    worked fine.
    Snorch, Mar 21, 2008
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    Klaus Schulz Guest

    You have to change the SACL of %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\mapisvc.inf. Take
    ownership for the group Administrators and grant the permission to
    change for Administrators. Then retry the installation of the Patch.
    Klaus Schulz, May 2, 2008
  6. You mean the DACL, I presume? The DACL contains the permissions that control
    access to an object, the SACL controls auditing.

    Harry Johnston [MVP], May 6, 2008
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    mgaedeke Guest

    This was the straw that broke the camel's back... I am NOT an engineer, but
    an end-user - and repeated attempts at getting this fixed once and for all,
    pushed me towards the "other camp". I had to buy new Desktops and Laptop
    anyway, so I took the plunge and said goodbye MS, Vista and everything else
    MS... I am happy about my decision, even though I know I will be facing a
    steep uphill with learning a completely new OS - with all the bugs included,
    of course... So far... knock on wood - all seems to work... Garage sale
    coming up, with a couple of darn nice PCs...
    mgaedeke, Jul 3, 2008
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