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

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.
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.
                                                      UsedCharacters   Definition                               Hex values------------------------------------------------------------------W            Release type                             0-9, A-FX            Edition type                             0-2YY           SKU of the product                       10-35ZZZZ         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 11        Beta 12        Beta 23        RC0<BR/>4        RC1/OEM Preview Release5-8      reserved values9        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        Enterprise1        Retail/OEM2        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 Server15     Microsoft Access 200216     Microsoft Excel 200217     Microsoft FrontPage 200218     Microsoft PowerPoint 200219     Microsoft Publisher 20021A     Microsoft Outlook 20021B     Microsoft Word 20021C     Microsoft Access 2002 Runtime1D     Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 20021E     Microsoft Office Multilingual User Interface Pack1F     Microsoft Office Proofing Tools Kit20     System Files Update22     unused23     Microsoft Office Multilingual User Interface Pack Wizard24     Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit25     Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit Tools (download from Web)26     Microsoft Office Web Components27     Microsoft Project 200228     Microsoft Office XP Professional with FrontPage29     Microsoft Office XP Professional Subscription2A     Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition Subscription2B     Microsoft Publisher 2002 Deluxe Edition2F     Standalone IME (JPN Only)30     Microsoft Office XP Media Content 31     Microsoft Project 2002 Web Client32     Microsoft Project 2002 Web Server33     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 Deluxe3A     Project 2002 Standard 3B     Project 2002 Professional51     Microsoft Office Visio Professional 200254     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: 12/04/2007 03:26:21 - Revision: 4.3

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