This article describes the numbering scheme that is used by Microsoft Office 2003 programs and utilities.
When you install Office 2003 or any one of the stand-alone Office 2003 programs, a product code (or GUID) is created in the following section of the Microsoft Windows registry:
The format that each GUID uses is:
The first eight digits of the GUID contain information about the release type, the edition type, the store-keeping unit (SKU), and the language of the product.
The remaining digits in the GUID (6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9) do not provide any information that can be easily categorized.
The following table describes each of the first eight characters of the GUID.
|W||Release type||0-9, A-F|
|YY||SKU of the product||10-35|
|ZZZZ||Language identifier of the product||any required|
You can view the GUIDs for programs that are installed on your computer. To do so, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
- Locate the following subkey:
The GUIDs should be the first items that are listed under Uninstall
, because their names start with braces.
Each GUIDs 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).
The release type values specify the level of the release, such as Beta versus release to manufacturing. See the following table for details.
|0||Any release before Beta 1|
|3||Release Candidate 0 (RC0)|
|4||Release Candidate 1 (RC1)/OEM Preview Release|
|9||Release to manufacturing. This is the first shipped version (initial release).|
|A||Service Pack 1 (SP1) (Unused if the product code is not changed after release to manufacturing)|
|B||Service Pack 2 (SP2) (Unused if the product code is not changed after release to manufacturing)|
|C||Service Pack 3 (SP3) (Unused if the product code is not changed after release to manufacturing)|
The edition type specifies the audience for the Office 2003 product, such as Enterprise or Retail. See the following table for details.
The Office SKU is the version of your Office 2003 product, such as Professional or Standard. See the following table for details.
|11||Microsoft Office Professional Enterprise Edition 2003|
|12||Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003|
|13||Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003|
|14||Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0|
|15||Microsoft Office Access 2003|
|16||Microsoft Office Excel 2003|
|17||Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003|
|18||Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003|
|19||Microsoft Office Publisher 2003|
|1A||Microsoft Office Outlook Professional 2003|
|1B||Microsoft Office Word 2003|
|1C||Microsoft Office Access 2003 Runtime|
|1E||Microsoft Office 2003 User Interface Pack|
|1F||Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools|
|23||Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack|
|24||Microsoft Office 2003 Resource Kit|
|26||Microsoft Office XP Web Components|
|2E||Microsoft Office 2003 Research Service SDK|
|44||Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003|
|83||Microsoft Office 2003 HTML Viewer|
|92||Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 English Template Pack|
|93||Microsoft Office 2003 English Web Parts and Components|
|A1||Microsoft Office OneNote 2003|
|A4||Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components|
|A5||Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool 2003|
|AA||Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Presentation Broadcast|
|AB||Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Template Pack 1|
|AC||Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Template Pack 2|
|AD||Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Template Pack 3|
|AE||Microsoft Organization Chart 2.0|
|CA||Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003|
|D0||Microsoft Office Access 2003 Developer Extensions|
|DC||Microsoft Office 2003 Smart Document SDK|
|E0||Microsoft Office Outlook Standard 2003|
|E3||Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 (with InfoPath 2003)|
|FD||Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (distributed by MSN)|
|FF||Microsoft Office 2003 Edition Language Interface Pack|
|F8||Remove Hidden Data Tool|
|3A||Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003|
|3B||Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003|
|32||Microsoft Office Project Server 2003|
|51||Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003|
|52||Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2003|
|53||Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2003|
|55||Microsoft Office Visio for Enterprise Architects 2003|
|5E||Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack|
The language identifier, or LCID, varies from language to language. Because the LCID is stored in the GUID in hexadecimal format, you may have to convert it to decimal to determine the language of the GUID.
For example, 0409 hexadecimal converts to 1033 decimal, which represents English.
If the first eight digits of a GUID is 9117-0407, you know that the GUID was created by the initial released version (9) of a Retail or OEM Edition (1) of Microsoft Office 2003 Professional with Microsoft FrontPage (17), and that the language of the product is German (0407 hexadecimal converts to 1031 decimal which represents German).