Description of the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs for Office XP programs

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Article ID: 302663 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q302663
For a Microsoft Office 2007 version of this article, see 928516.
For a Microsoft Office 2003 version of this article, see 832672.
For a Microsoft Office 2000 version of this article, see 230848.
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SUMMARY

This article describes the numbering scheme that is used by Microsoft Office-family programs and utilities.

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When you install Office or any of the stand-alone Office programs, a product code or GUID is created in the following section of the Windows registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
The following is the format that is used by each GUID:
{WXYYZZZZ-6000-11D3-8CFE-0050048383C9}
					
Note In Microsoft Visio, the following is the format that is used by each GUID:
{WXYYZZZZ-6D54-11D4-BEE3-00C04F990354}
					
The first eight characters of the GUID contain information about the release type, edition type, store-keeping unit (SKU), and language of the product. The remaining digits in the GUID (11D3-8CFE-...) do not provide any easily categorizable information.
                                                      Used
Characters   Definition                               Hex values
------------------------------------------------------------------
W            Release type                             0-9, A-F
X            Edition type                             0-2
YY           SKU of the product                       10-35
ZZZZ         Language identifier of the product       any required
					
You can view the GUIDs for programs that are installed on your computer by following these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
The GUIDs should be the first items that are listed under Uninstall, because their names start with braces.

Each GUID's data pane contains multiple values, including the product name that appears in the Add/Remove Programs dialog box (DisplayName), the date that the product was installed (InstallDate), the product ID (Product ID), the installation source (InstallSource), and the registered company and user name (RegCompany, RegOwner).

Release type

The release type values specify the level of the release, for example, Beta versus RTM. See the following table for details.
Value    Release
------------------------------------------------------------------
0        Any release before Beta 1
1        Beta 1
2        Beta 2
3        RC0<BR/>
4        RC1/OEM Preview Release
5-8      reserved values
9        RTM (first shipped version)
A        SR1 (unused if the product code is not changed after RTM)
B        SR2 (unused if the product code is not changed after RTM)
C        SR3 (unused if the product code is not changed after RTM)
D-F      reserved values
				

Edition type

The edition type specifies the audience for the Office product, for example, Enterprise or Retail. See the following table for details.
Value    Edition
--------------------
0        Enterprise
1        Retail/OEM
2        Trial
				

Office SKU

The Office SKU is the version of your Office product, for example, Professional versus Standard. See the following table for details.
Value  SKU
--------------------------------------------------------------------
11     Microsoft Office XP Professional 

12     Microsoft Office XP Standard 

13     Microsoft Office XP Small Business 

14     Microsoft Office XP Web Server

15     Microsoft Access 2002

16     Microsoft Excel 2002

17     Microsoft FrontPage 2002

18     Microsoft PowerPoint 2002

19     Microsoft Publisher 2002

1A     Microsoft Outlook 2002

1B     Microsoft Word 2002

1C     Microsoft Access 2002 Runtime

1D     Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2002

1E     Microsoft Office Multilingual User Interface Pack

1F     Microsoft Office Proofing Tools Kit

20     System Files Update

22     unused

23     Microsoft Office Multilingual User Interface Pack Wizard

24     Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit

25     Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Tools (download from Web)

26     Microsoft Office Web Components

27     Microsoft Project 2002

28     Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage

29     Microsoft Office XP Professional Subscription

2A     Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition Subscription

2B     Microsoft Publisher 2002 Deluxe Edition

2F     Standalone IME (JPN Only)

30     Microsoft Office XP Media Content 

31     Microsoft Project 2002 Web Client

32     Microsoft Project 2002 Web Server

33     Microsoft Office XP PIPC1 (Personal) (Pre Installed PC) (JPN Only)

34     Microsoft Office XP PIPC2 (Pre Installed PC) (JPN Only)

35     Microsoft Office XP Media Content Deluxe

3A     Project 2002 Standard 

3B     Project 2002 Professional

51     Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2002

54     Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2002

Language identifier

The language identifier, or LCID, varies from language to language. Because the LCID is stored in the GUID in hexadecimal format, you may need to convert it to decimal in order to determine the language of the GUID. For example, 0409 hexadecimal is equivalent to 1033 decimal, which translates to English.

Sample GUID

If the GUID starts with 90280407, you know that the GUID was created by the initial released version (9) of an Enterprise edition (0) of Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage (28), and that the language of the product is German (0407 hexadecimal = 1031 decimal = German).

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Article ID: 302663 - Last Review: December 4, 2007 - Revision: 4.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Publisher 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Microsoft Office XP Students and Teachers
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 Standard Edition
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