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This article lists the version numbers of Microsoft XML Core Services or the Microsoft XML parser (MSXML). Different versions of MSXML are included with various Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SQL Server. MSXML is also updated when you install software updates for various Microsoft products.

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft provides several different XML parsers. The MSXML parser is included in the Msxml.dll file, the Msxml2.dll file, the Msxml3.dll file, the Msxml4.dll file, the Msxml5.dll file, the Msxml6.dll file, and one or more resource files. Notice that Windows HTTP Services (Winhttp*.dll) is also included with some versions of MSXML.

The Microsoft XML parser is a Component Object Model (COM) implementation of the W3C DOM model. Two versions are associated with each parser: the release version of the MSXML parser and the actual file version of the DLL that contains the parser. The release version of the MSXML parser (for example, versions 2.5, 2.6, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, and 6.0) identifies the milestone of development.

MSXML versions that have been released by Microsoft

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VersionFile nameFile version number
1.0Msxml.dll4.71.1712.5
1.0aMsxml.dll4.72.2106.4
1.0 SP1Msxml.dll4.72.3110.0
2.0 Msxml.dll5.0.2014.0206
2.0aMsxml.dll5.0.2314.1000
2.0bMsxml.dll5.0.2614.3500
2.5 Beta 2Msxml.dll5.0.2919.38
2.5aMsxml.dll5.0.2919.6303
2.5Msxml.dll5.0.2920.0
2.5 SP1Msxml.dll8.0.5226
2.5 SP2Msxml.dll, Msxmlr.dll (the last DLL is a resource-only DLL)8.0.5718.1
2.5 SP3Msxml.dll, Msxmlr.dll (the last DLL is a resource-only DLL)8.00.6730.0
2.6 Web ReleaseMsxml2.dll7.50.4920.0
2.6 SP1Msxml2.dll, Msxml2a.dll, Msxml2r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.1.7502.0
2.6 SP2Msxml2.dll, Msxml2a.dll, Msxml2r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.2.8307.0
3.0 Web ReleaseMsxml3.dll, Msxml3a.dll, Msxml3r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)7.50.5108.0
3.0Msxml3.dll, Msxml3a.dll, Msxml3r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.0.7820.0
3.0 SP1Msxml3.dll, Msxml3a.dll, Msxml3r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.10.8308.0
3.0 SP2Msxml3.dll, Msxml3a.dll, Msxml3r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.20.8730.1
3.0 SP3Msxml3.dll, Msxml3a.dll (8.20.8730.1), Msxml3r.dll (8.20.8730.1) (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.30.9926.0
3.0 SP4Msxml3.dll, Msxml3a.dll (8.20.8730.1), Msxml3r.dll (8.20.8730.1) (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.40.9419.0
3.0 SP5Msxml3.dll, Msxml3a.dll (8.20.8730.1), Msxml3r.dll (8.20.8730.1) (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.50.2162.0
3.0 SP7Msxml3.dll, Msxml3a.dll, Msxml3r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.70.1104
3.0 Post SP7 MS06-061Msxml3.dll8.70.1113.0
3.0 Post SP8Msxml3.dll, Msxml3a.dll (8.20.8730.1), Msxml3r.dll (8.20.8730.1) (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.80.1185.0
3.0 SP9Msxml3.dll, Msxml3a.dll (8.20.8730.1), Msxml3r.dll (8.20.8730.1) (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.90.1002.0
3.0 Post SP9 MS06-061Msxml3.dll8.90.1101.0
3.0 SP10 (On Vista SP1)Msxml3.dll, Msxml3r.dll (8.20.8730.1) (the last DLL is resource-only DLL)8.100.1043.0
3.0 SP10 (On Vista SP2)Msxml3.dll, Msxml3r.dll (8.20.8730.1) (the last DLL is resource-only DLL)8.100.5000.0
3.0 Post SP10 KB973687Msxml3.dll8.100.5002.0
3.0 SP11Msxml3.dll, Msxml3r.dll (8.110.7600.16385) (the last DLL is resource-only DLL)8.110.7600.16385
3.0 Post SP11 MS10-051Msxml3.dll8.110.7600.16605
4.0Msxml4.dll, WinHTTP5.dll, Msxml4a.dll, Msxml4r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)4.0.9004.0
4.0 SP1Msxml4.dll, WinHTTP5.dll, Msxml4a.dll, Msxml4r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)4.10.9404.0
4.0 SP2Msxml4.dll, WinHTTP5.dll (5.0.2613.0), Msxml4a.dll (4.10.9404.0), Msxml4r.dll (4.10.9404.0) (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)4.20.9818.0
4.0 Post SP2 MS06-061Msxml4.dll, Msxml4r.dll (4.10.9404.0) (the last DLL is a resource-only DLL)4.20.9839.0
4.0 Post SP2 MS06-071Msxml4.dll4.20.9841.0
4.0 Post SP2 MS07-042Msxml4.dll4.20.9848.0
4.0 SP3Msxml4.dll, Msxml4r.dll (4.30.2100.0) (the last DLL is a resource-only DLL)4.30.2100.0
5.0 (Office 2003)Msxml5.dll, Msxml5r.dll (5.0.2916.0) (the last DLL is a resource-only DLL)5.0.2916.0
5.0 (Office 2003 SP1)Msxml5.dll, Msxml5r.dll (5.10.2925.0) (the last DLL is a resource-only DLL)5.10.2925.0
5.0 (Office 2003 SP2)Msxml5.dll, Msxml5r.dll ( 5.10.2927.0) (the last DLL is a resource-only DLL) 5.10.2927.0
5.0 (Office 2003 Post SP2) MS06-061Msxml5.dll5.10.2930.0
5.0 (Office 2007)Msxml5.dll5.20.1076
5.0 (Office 2007 Post release) MS07-042Msxml5.dll5.20.1081.0
6.0Msxml6.dll, Msxml6r.dll (6.0.3883.0) (the last DLL is a resource-only DLL)6.0.3883.0
6.0 Post release MS06-061Msxml6.dll, Msxml6r.dll (6.0.3883.0) (the last DLL is a resource-only DLL)6.0.3888.0
6.0 Post release MS06-071Msxml6.dll6.0.3890.0
6.0 SP1Msxml6.dll6.10.1129.0
6.0 Post SP1 MS07-042Msxml6.dll6.10.1200.0
6.0 Post SP2 MS08-069Msxml6.dll6.20.1099.0
6.0 Post SP2 KB973687Msxml6.dll6.20.5002.0
6.0 SP3Msxml6.dll, Msxml6r.dll (the last DLL is a resource-only DLL)6.30.7600.16385
Notes
  • MSXML versions 1.x and 2.x are no longer supported by Microsoft.
  • MSXML 3.0 support follows the support policy of the OS into which it is built.
  • MSXML 4.0 is supported by Microsoft only if you are running Service Pack 3 (SP3).
  • MSXML 5.0 is supported by the Microsoft Office lifecycle policy.
  • MSXML 6.0 support follows the support policy of the OS into which it is built or onto which it is installed. 
  • This table includes the version of MSXML that is included in security updates that were released since October 10, 2006. For more information about the security updates, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    924191 MS06-061: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services could allow remote code execution
    928088 MS06-071: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services could allow remote code execution
    936227 MS07-042: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services could allow remote code execution
    955218 MS08-069: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services could allow remote code execution
    2079403 MS10-051: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could allow remote code execution
  • 32-bit versions of MSXML 3.0 (Wmsxml3.dll.) on 64-bit Windows Server 2003 uses the same MSXML and file version numbers that are listed in this table.
  • If MSXML 4.0 SP2 (out-of-support in April 2010) is installed on a computer that is running Windows NT, Windows 2000 SP2 and earlier, Windows 2003 RTM, or Windows XP RTM, the WinHTTP5.dll file is installed.

MSXML versions that are included with other Microsoft products and software updates

Replaced MSXML security update - MS02-008

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Article numberMsxml versionFile nameFile version number
3182022.6 SP2 (including hotfix)Msxml2.dll, Msxml2a.dll, Msxml2r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)8.20.8307.0
3172443.0 SP2 (including hotfix)Msxml3.dll8.20.9415.0
3172444.0 (including hotfix)Msxml4.dll, WinHTTP5.dll, Msxml4a.dll, Msxml4r.dll (the last two DLLs are resource-only DLLs)4.00.9406.0

MSXML versions that are included with Microsoft Internet Explorer

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Microsoft Internet Explorer versionMicrosoft XML version (file version)
4.01.0 (4.71.1712.5)
4.0a1.0a (4.72.2106.4)
4.01 (SP1)2.0a (5.0.2014.0206)
5.0a2.0a (5.0.2314.1000)
5.0b2.0b (5.0.2614.3500)
5.012.5a (5.0.2919.6303)
5.01 SP12.5 SP1 (8.0.5226)
5.52.5 SP1 (8.0.5226)
5.5 SP22.5 Post-SP2 (8.00.6611.0)
6.03.0 SP2 (8.20.8730.1)
6.0 SP13.0 SP3 (8.30.9926.0)

MSXML versions that are included with MDAC

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MDAC version (products)Microsoft XML version (file version)
MDAC 2.5 (Windows 2000)2.5 (5.0.2920.0)
MDAC 2.5 SP1 (Windows 2000 SP1)2.5 SP1 (8.0.5226)
MDAC 2.5 SP2 (Windows 2000 SP2)2.5 SP2 (8.0.5718.1)
MDAC 2.5 SP3 (Windows 2000 SP3)2.5 SP3 (8.00.6730.0)
MDAC 2.6 (SQL Server 2000)2.6 (8.0.6518.1)
MDAC 2.6 SP1 (SQL Server 2000 SP1)2.6 SP1 (8.1.7502.0)
MDAC 2.6 SP2 (SQL Server 2000 SP2)2.6 SP2 (8.2.8307.0)
MDAC 2.7 (Windows XP)3.0 SP2 (8.20.8730.1)
MDAC 2.7 SP1 (Windows XP SP1)3.0 SP3 (8.30.9926.0)
MDAC 2.8 (Windows Server 2003)3.0 SP4 (8.40.9419.0)
MDAC 2.8 SP13.0 SP7 (8.70.1104.0)

MSXML versions that are included with other Microsoft products

This is not a complete list of MSXML versions that are included with other Microsoft products.
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Other productsMicrosoft XML version (file version)
Microsoft Security Essentials (Client)4.0
BizTalk Server 20044.0
Microsoft Office Project Server 20034.0
Encarta 2003, 2004, 2005, and Student/Encarta 20064.0
Works Suite 2006, Works Suite 2005, Works Suite 2004, Works Suite 20034.0
Live Communications Server4.0, 6.0
Application Compatibility Toolkit4.0, 6.0
URGE 6.0
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.06.0
Microsoft Visual Studio 20056.0
Microsoft SQL Server 20056.0
Microsoft SQL Server 20086.0
Student/Encarta 20076.0
Zune software version 1.06.0
Windows SharePoint Services 3.06.0
Note If the MSXML parser is updated on a computer that has Microsoft Application Center 2000 installed, you must reinstall Application Center 2000. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
289510 Application Center 2000 installs a special version of MSXML 3.0

REFERENCES

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
278636 Application errors occur after you run Xmlinst.exe on production servers
324460 How to install Microsoft XML Parser and Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML)
321924 MSXML 3.0 Service Pack 2 installs only in replace mode
305019 MSXML 4.0 specific GUIDs and ProgIDs

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Article ID: 269238 - Last Review: February 21, 2011 - Revision: 20.0
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