How to determine the version of an installed 2007 Office language pack

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This article describes how to determine the version of an installed 2007 Microsoft Office language pack.

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To determine the version of an installed 2007 Office language pack, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Use Control Panel

Note The 2007 Office language pack installations are only displayed in the Control Panel if the language pack is installed after the main 2007 Office system installation.

Windows XP or Windows Server 2003

To determine the version of the installed language pack and to determine whether updates or services packs are installed for the language pack, use the Add or Remove Programs feature in Control Panel. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. To determine the version of the installed language pack, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
    3. Click Change or Remove Programs.
    4. In the list of currently installed programs, click the 2007 Office language pack.
    5. Click the Click here for support information link to determine the version of the installed language pack.
  2. To check for installed updates or service packs that are installed for the language pack, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
    3. Click Change or Remove Programs.
    4. Click to select the Show updates check box.
    5. In the list of currently installed programs, locate the 2007 Office language pack. Any installed updates or service packs for the language pack are listed underneath the language pack.

Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008

To determine the version of the installed language pack and to determine whether updates or services packs are installed for the language pack, use the Programs feature in Control Panel. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. To determine the version of the installed language pack, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start
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      Start button
      , and then click Control Panel.
    2. Click Programs.
    3. Click Programs and Features.
    4. In the list of currently installed programs, click the 2007 Office language pack.
    5. Click Organize, point to Layout, and then click Details Pane.
    6. Examine the Details Pane at the bottom of the Programs and Features window to determine the version of the installed language pack.
  2. To check for installed updates or service packs that are installed for the language pack, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start
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      Start button
      , and then click Control Panel.
    2. Click Programs.
    3. Click Programs and Features.
    4. In the Tasks pane, click View installed updates.
    5. Any installed updates or service packs for the language pack are listed underneath the language pack.

Method 2: Use a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications script

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To determine the language pack version information in a 2007 Office system deployment, you can use the sample Visual Basic for Applications script that is provided in this method. The sample Visual Basic script queries the Windows Installer program to provide the version of the installed products.

You must use a Visual Basic script to determine the language pack version if you deployed the language pack by copying the language pack files into the source image of the program that was being installed.

For example, you must use this method if you copied the language pack files into the Updates folder of the 2007 Microsoft Office Enterprise source image. This is because a language pack that is installed in this manner is not listed separately in the Add or Remove Programs feature in Control Panel.

To determine the version information for the installed language pack by using a Visual Basic script, follow these steps:
  1. Start Notepad.
  2. Copy and then paste the following sample Visual Basic script into Notepad.
    Set oWI = CreateObject("WindowsInstaller.Installer")
    For Each prod In oWI.Products
        If UCase(Right(prod, 7)) = "0FF1CE}" Then _
                sOutput = sOutput & prod & vbTab & _
                                  oWI.ProductInfo(prod, "VersionString") & vbTab & _
                                  oWI.ProductInfo(prod, "ProductName") & vbCrLf
    Next
    wscript.echo sOutput
    
  3. On the File menu, click Save. Save the script as a text file that is named "Off2007Ver.vbs," and then exit Notepad.
  4. Double-click the Off2007Ver.vbs file.

    Depending on the number of 2007 Office programs and of language packs that are installed, the sample Visual Basic script may create a long list that is displayed in a dialog box when the script is run. To make it easier to review the version information, we recommend that you use a command-line command to create an output text file that contains the version information.

    To create the output text file, follow these steps:
    1. Use one of the following procedures:
      • In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
      • In Windows Vista, click Start
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        Start button
        , click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
    2. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
      Cscript.exe path1\Off2007Ver.vbs > path2\Off2007Ver.txt
      Note In this command, path1 and path2 are placeholders for the paths of the folder that contains the Off2007Ver.vbs file and of the folder to which you want to save the Off2007Ver.txt file, respectively.
The language pack version information that is provided by the sample Visual Basic script contains the product code GUID in the first column followed by the product version and by the product name.

The following information is an example of the language pack version information that is provided by the sample Visual Basic script:
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.7
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

{90120000-0030-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
{90120000-0051-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007
{90120000-00A1-0410-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Italian) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0401-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Arabic) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0411-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Japanese) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0402-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Bulgarian) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0412-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Korean) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0422-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Ukrainian) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0413-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Dutch) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0404-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Chinese (Traditional)) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0804-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Chinese (Simplified)) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0C04-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Chinese (Traditional)) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0414-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Norwegian (Bokm†l)) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0424-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Slovenian) 2007
{90120000-00A1-0405-0000-0000000FF1CE}        12.0.6215.1000           Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (Czech) 2007
For more information about the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs in 2007 Office suites, programs, and utilities, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
928516 Description of the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs in 2007 Office suites and programs
For more information about how to deploy multiple languages of the 2007 Office system, see the "Customize a multilanguage deployment of the 2007 Office system" topic in the 2007 Office Resource Kit. To do this, visit the following Microsoft TechNet Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179119.aspx
For more information about how to determine which version of a 2007 Office product is installed, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
928116 How to determine which version of a 2007 Office product is installed

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Article ID: 945598 - Last Review: January 21, 2008 - Revision: 1.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Basic 2007
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office Small Business 2007
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
  • Microsoft Office Language Pack 2007
  • Microsoft Office Access 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2007
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