MS Office 97 Service Release 2b (SR-2b)
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Date Released: October 1999
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Office 97 SR-2b Overview
Office 97 Service Release 2 (SR-2) is a free update to Office 97 that delivers product updates developed since the release of Office 97 Service Release 1 (SR-1). For a complete list of product updates, read the Knowledge Base article 151020, "OFF97: List of Fixed Problems in Office 97 for Windows, SR-2".
The latest version of Microsoft Office 97 SR-2 is named "sr2bof97.exe" and is called Office 97 SR-2b. This file contains the SR-2 product updates and the Year 2000 changes made earlier this year to Microsoft Outlook 97 as mentioned in the Knowledge Base article 197237, "OL97: Year 2000 Dates Are Imported and Exported Incorrectly" and the Year 2000 changes in Microsoft Jet 3.5 as described in the Knowledge Base article 172733, "Updated Version of Microsoft Jet 3.5 Available on MSL".
What you need to install Office 97 SR-2b
To install Office 97 SR-2b, you must have Office 97 Service Release 1 (SR-1) or higher installed on your computer.
To determine whether Office 97 SR-1 is properly installed on your computer, run the Office 97 Version Checker.
IMPORTANT If you have previously installed Office 97 SR-2, you should only install the following two Year 2000 updates for Outlook and Microsoft Jet 3.5: