Thank you for your information on KB832414.
The question I had in mind but failed to spell out is: Since W2k contains MSXML 2.5/msxml.dll by default, is it better to
- leave it as it is, or
- upgrade it to the latest version 8.0.7002 with KB832414?
My uninformed guess is that with later versions of MSXML (2.6/msxml2.dll, 3.0/msxml3.dll, etc.) installed it probably does not matter very much. Like erpdude8 said above, later versions fix problems with 2.5, and I guess they take care of most of the business anyway. (I do have them on my system.)
Still, based on what I have understood I would choose to also upgrade the msxml.dll file, because:
- New versions of MSXML after 2.5 do not replace files for older versions, there may be some parallel functioning (?)
- One would (naïvely, perhaps) expect the newer msxml.dll file to be less buggy, just in case if it might be used.
- Microsoft in its grand wisdom has decided to include the upgraded msxml.dll file in XPSP2 and 2003SP1.
- It satisfies my personal desire for completeness
So you can also read my post as a humble between-the-lines suggestion that maybe there might be a case for including KB832414 for MSXML 2.5 in the Unofficial Service Pack. Of course, this might be a bad idea, but I would not know, as my reasoning is no better informed than what you can read above
Edited by Inki, 25 May 2006 - 08:51 AM.