Characters Definition values
xx The version of the product 00-FF
yy The SKU of the product 00-FF
zzzz The language identifier of the product any required
The version number starts at 00 for the initial released version of Office and each stand-alone Office program. When new versions or service releases are released, the version number will be incremented (01, 02, 03).
The SKU number is different for each package of Office or stand-alone Office program, as shown in the following table.
The language identifier, or LCID, varies from language to language. Since 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.
SKU number Program
00 Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition CD1
01 Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Edition
02 Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition
03 Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business Edition
04 Microsoft Office 2000 Premium CD2
05 Office CD2 SMALL
10 Microsoft Access 2000 (standalone)
11 Microsoft Excel 2000 (standalone)
12 Microsoft FrontPage 2000 (standalone)
13 Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 (standalone)
14 Microsoft Publisher 2000 (standalone)
15 Office Server Extensions
16 Microsoft Outlook 2000 (standalone)
17 Microsoft Word 2000 (standalone)
18 Microsoft Access 2000 runtime version
19 FrontPage Server Extensions
1A Publisher Standalone OEM
1C FP WECCOM
1D-1F (reserved standalone SKUs)
20-2F Office Language Packs
30-3F Proofing Tools Kit(s)
40 Publisher Trial CD
41 Publisher Trial Web
44 SBT CD2
46 Web Components
47 VP Office CD2 with LVP
48 VP PUB with LVP
49 VP PUB with LVP OEM
4F Access 2000 SR-1 Run-Time Minimum
Note The remaining digits (78E1-11D2-...) do not provide any easily categorizable information.
So, if the GUID begins with 00020407, you would know that the GUID was created by the initial released version (00) of Microsoft Office 2000 Standard Edition (02) and that the language of the product is German (0407 hexadecimal = 1031 decimal = German).
You can view the GUIDs for programs that are installed on your computer by following these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
- Locate the following subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
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).