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SUMMARY

If you want to determine the specific product release of Microsoft Office 2003 or one of its individual programs or utilities that you have installed, read the product GUID from the Microsoft Windows registry.

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the numbering scheme that is used by Microsoft Office 2003 programs and utilities.

MORE INFORMATION

When you install Office 2003 or any one of the stand-alone Office 2003 programs, a product code (or GUID) is created in the following section of the Microsoft Windows registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
The format that each GUID uses is:
{WXYYZZZZ-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}
The first eight digits of the GUID contain information about the release type, the edition type, the store-keeping unit (SKU), and the language of the product.

The remaining digits in the GUID (6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9) do not provide any information that can be easily categorized.

The following table describes each of the first eight characters of the GUID.
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CharactersDefinitionHexadecimal Values
WRelease type0-9, A-F
XEdition type0-2
YYSKU of the product10-35
ZZZZLanguage identifier of the productany required
You can view the GUIDs for programs that are installed on your computer. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. 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 GUIDs 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, such as Beta versus release to manufacturing. See the following table for details.
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ValueRelease
0Any release before Beta 1
1Beta 1
2Beta 2
3Release Candidate 0 (RC0)
4Release Candidate 1 (RC1)/OEM Preview Release
5-8Reserved values
9Release to manufacturing. This is the first shipped version (initial release).
AService Pack 1 (SP1) (Unused if the product code is not changed after release to manufacturing)
BService Pack 2 (SP2) (Unused if the product code is not changed after release to manufacturing)
CService Pack 3 (SP3) (Unused if the product code is not changed after release to manufacturing)
D-FReserved values

Edition type

The edition type specifies the audience for the Office 2003 product, such as Enterprise or Retail. See the following table for details.
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ValueEdition
0Enterprise
1Retail/OEM
2Trial

Office SKU

The Office SKU is the version of your Office 2003 product, such as Professional or Standard. See the following table for details.
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ValueSKU
11Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003
12Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
13Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
14Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
15Microsoft Office Access 2003
16Microsoft Office Excel 2003
17Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
18Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
19Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
1AMicrosoft Office Outlook Professional 2003
1BMicrosoft Office Word 2003
1CMicrosoft Office Access 2003 Runtime
1EMicrosoft Office 2003 User Interface Pack
1FMicrosoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools
23Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack
24Microsoft Office 2003 Resource Kit
26Microsoft Office XP Web Components
2EMicrosoft Office 2003 Research Service SDK
44Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003
83Microsoft Office 2003 HTML Viewer
92Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 English Template Pack
93Microsoft Office 2003 English Web Parts and Components
A1Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
A4Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components
A5Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool 2003
AAMicrosoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Presentation Broadcast
ABMicrosoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Template Pack 1
ACMicrosoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Template Pack 2
ADMicrosoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Template Pack 3
AEMicrosoft Organization Chart 2.0
CAMicrosoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
D0Microsoft Office Access 2003 Developer Extensions
DCMicrosoft Office 2003 Smart Document SDK
E0Microsoft Office Outlook Standard 2003
E3Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 (with InfoPath 2003)
FDMicrosoft Office Outlook 2003 (distributed by MSN)
FFMicrosoft Office 2003 Edition Language Interface Pack
F8Remove Hidden Data Tool
3AMicrosoft Office Project Standard 2003
3BMicrosoft Office Project Professional 2003
32Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
51Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
52Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2003
53Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2003
55Microsoft Office Visio for Enterprise Architects 2003
5EMicrosoft Office Visio 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack

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 have to convert it to decimal to determine the language of the GUID.

For example, 0409 hexadecimal converts to 1033 decimal, which represents English.

Sample GUID

If the first eight digits of a GUID is 9117-0407, you know that the GUID was created by the initial released version (9) of a Retail or OEM Edition (1) of Microsoft Office 2003 Professional with Microsoft FrontPage (17), and that the language of the product is German (0407 hexadecimal converts to 1031 decimal which represents German).

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Article ID: 832672 - Last Review: June 29, 2007 - Revision: 5.9
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Student and Teachers Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Server 2003
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
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