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Description of the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs in Office 2013

For a description of the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs in earlier versions of Microsoft Office, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Microsoft Office 2003
832672 Description of the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs for Office XP programs
The 2007 Microsoft Office system
928516 Description of product code GUIDs in 2007 Office suites and programs
Microsoft Office 2010
2186281 Description of the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs in Office 2010
Summary
This article describes how to read the product GUIDs in the Windows registry to determine information about the Microsoft Office 2013 suite, programs, or utilities that you are using. GUIDs contain information about the release type, the release version, and the language of an Office 2013 suite or program.

Note GUIDs are created only when a user installs a Windows Installer (MSI) version of the Office 2013 suite or of an Office 2013 program. GUIDs are not created when a user installs a Click-to-Run version of the Office 2013 suite or of an Office 2013 program.

For more information about Click-to-Run, go to the following Microsoft website:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219427.aspx
More information
When you install the Office 2013 suite or one of the stand-alone Office 2013 programs, one or more product codes, or GUIDs, are created in the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
If you install a 32-bit version of Office 2013 on a 64-bit version of Windows, the GUIDs are created in the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Each GUID uses the following format:
{BRMMmmmm-PPPP-LLLL-p000-D000000FF1CE}
The following table describes the characters of the GUID.
CharactersDefinitionHexadecimal values
BRelease version0-9, A-F
RRelease type0-9, A-F
MMMajor version0-9
mmmmMinor version0-9
PPPPProduct ID0-9, A-F
LLLLLanguage identifier0-9, A-F
p0 for x86, 1 for x640-1
000Reserved for future use, currently 00
D1 for debug, 0 for ship0-1
000000FF1CEOffice Family ID0-9
To view the GUIDs for the Office 2013 suites and programs that are installed on a computer, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
    The names of the GUIDs start with a brace ({ ). Therefore, GUIDs are the first items that are listed under Uninstall.
Each GUID data pane contains multiple values, including the values that are described in the following table.
Value nameDescription
DisplayNameThe product name that appears in the Add or Remove Programs dialog box
InstallDateThe date that the product was installed
Product IDThe product ID
InstallSourceThe installation source
RegCompanyThe registered company
RegOwnerThe registered user name

Release version

The release version values specify the level of the release, such as a beta version or a release to manufacturing (RTM) version. The following table contains more information about the release version values.
Value nameRelease
0Any release before Beta 1
1Beta 1
2Beta 2
3Release Candidate 0 (RC0)
4Release Candidate 1 (RC1)/OEM Preview release
5-8Reserved values
9RTM. This is the first version that is shipped (the initial release).
AService Pack 1 (SP1). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM version
BService Pack 2 (SP2). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM version
CService Pack 3 (SP3). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM version
D-FReserved values

Release type

The release type specifies the audience for a 2013 Office suite, such as enterprise or retail. The following table contains more information about the 2013 Office suite release types.
ValueRelease type
0Volume license
1Retail/OEM
2Trial
5Download

Product ID

The product ID is the version of the Office 2013 suite or program, such as Office Professional 2013 or Office Standard 2013. The following table contains more information about the Office 2013 product IDs.
Product IDSKU
0011Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
0012Microsoft Office Standard 2013
0013Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013
0014Microsoft Office Professional 2013
0015Microsoft Access 2013
0016Microsoft Excel 2013
0017Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013
0018Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
0019Microsoft Publisher 2013
001AMicrosoft Outlook 2013
001BMicrosoft Word 2013
001CMicrosoft Access Runtime 2013
001FMicrosoft Office Proofing Tools Kit Compilation 2013
002FMicrosoft Office Home and Student 2013
003AMicrosoft Project Standard 2013
003BMicrosoft Project Professional 2013
0044Microsoft InfoPath 2013
0051Microsoft Visio Professional 2013
0053Microsoft Visio Standard 2013
00A1Microsoft OneNote 2013
00BAMicrosoft Office SharePoint Workspace 2013
110DMicrosoft Office SharePoint Server 2013
110FMicrosoft Project Server 2013
012BMicrosoft Lync 2013

Language identifier

The language identifier (LCID) varies from language to language. Because the LCID is stored in the GUID in a hexadecimal format, you may have to convert the LCID value to a decimal value to determine the language. For example, a hexadecimal value of 0409 converts to a decimal value of 1033. This value represents English.

For more information about language identifiers in Office 2013 suites and programs, go to the following Microsoft website:

Sample GUID

Assume that the first 16 digits of a GUID are "91150000-0011-0407." This example GUID was created by the initial release version (9) of a Retail or OEM edition (1), version 15.0000, of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (0011). The language of the product is German. In this case, the hexadecimal value 0407 converts to the decimal value 1031. This value represents German. 
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Article ID: 2786054 - Last Review: 05/28/2013 13:42:00 - Revision: 2.0

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