Article ID: 826217 - View products that this article applies to.
Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article describes the differences between the two editions of Microsoft Office 2003: Retail and Enterprise. Although the two editions are almost exactly the same, there may be situations where you must determine what edition you own. Use the criteria that this article lists to determine your version of Office 2003.
Office SKUThere are several Office stock-keeping units (SKUs) available for Office 2003. Some of the SKUs overlap between the Enterprise version and the Retail version, but some SKUs are only available in one edition or the other. The following table lists the different Office SKUs that are available for Enterprise and Retail editions.
NoteMicrosoft Office 2003 Professional Enterprise Edition contains Microsoft Office Infopath 2003.
Collapse this tableExpand this table
Use this table to determine what edition you own. If you have Office Professional or Office Standard, use one of the other methods listed later in this article.
.Msi File Name on the CD-ROMIf the Windows Installer .msi package file name on the root of your Office 2003 CD-ROM contains an 'n' in the file name (for example, Pro11n.msi), you are not using an Enterprise edition. The .msi file name extension is not visible unless the folder view setting to display the file extensions is set. If you do not have access to your Office 2003 CD-ROM, use one of the following methods.
Activation RequirementIf you had to activate your Office license, you do not own an Enterprise edition of Office. You obtain Enterprise editions of Office through multiple-license agreements. Therefore, Enterprise editions of Office do not require product activation.
Installation Package (.Msi) File NameWARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
If Office is installed on your computer, you can check the Windows registry for the name of the Windows Installer package that was used during the Office installation. To do this, follow these steps:
Installation SourceYou can also use the source for your Office installation to determine whether you have an Enterprise edition of Office. If you are installing from a network administrative installation, you have an Enterprise edition of Office. You can only use an Enterprise edition of Office to create a network administrative installation source. If you are using a CD-ROM to install Office, use one of the methods listed earlier in this article to determine whether you have an Enterprise edition.
Article ID: 826217 - Last Review: September 12, 2011 - Revision: 3.0