Description of the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs in Office 2010

For the Microsoft Office 2000 version, see 230848.

For the Microsoft Office XP version, see 302663.

For the Microsoft Office 2003 version, see 832672.


For the 2007 Microsoft Office suite version, see 928516.

Summary

This article describes how to read the product GUIDs in the Windows registry to determine information about the Microsoft Office 2010 suite, programs, or utilities that you are using. Information about the release type, the release version, and the language of an Office 2010 suite or program is contained in the GUID.

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When you install an Office 2010 suite or one of the stand-alone Office 2010 programs, one or more product codes, or GUIDs, are created in the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Each GUID uses the following format:

{BRMMmmmm-PPPP-LLLL-p000-D000000FF1CE}The following table describes the characters of the GUID.

If you are running the 32-bit version of Office 2010 on a 64-bit Windows operating system, the GUIDs are located in the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

Characters

Definition

Hexadecimal values

B

Release version

0-9, A-F

R

Release type

0-9, A-F

MM

Major version

0-9

mmmm

Minor version

0-9

PPPP

Product ID

0-9, A-F

LLLL

Language identifier

0-9, A-F

p

0 for x86, 1 for x64

0-1

000

Reserved for future use, currently 0

0

D

1 for debug, 0 for ship

0-1

000000FF1CE

Office Family ID

0-9

To view the GUIDs for the Office 2010 suites and programs that are installed on the 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\UninstallThe 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. These values include the following values.

Value name

Description

DisplayName

The product name that appears in the Add or Remove Programs dialog box

InstallDate

The date that the product was installed

Product ID

The product ID

InstallSource

The installation source

RegCompany

The registered company

RegOwner

The 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. For more information about the release version values, see the following table.

Value name

Release

0

Any release before Beta 1

1

Beta 1

2

Beta 2

3

Release Candidate 0 (RC0)

4

Release Candidate 1 (RC1)/OEM Preview release

5-8

Reserved values

9

RTM. This is the first version that is shipped (the initial release).

A

Service Pack 1 (SP1). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM version

B

Service Pack 2 (SP2). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM version

C

Service Pack 3 (SP3). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM version

D-F

Reserved values

Release type

The release type specifies the audience for the 2007 Office suite, such as Enterprise or Retail. For more information about the 2007 Office suite release type, see the following table.

Value

Release type

0

Volume license

1

Retail/OEM

2

Trial

5

Download

Product ID

The product ID is the version of the Office 2010 suite or program, such as Microsoft Office Professional 2010 or Microsoft Office Standard 2010. For more information about the Office 2010 product IDs, see the following table.

Product ID

SKU

0011

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010

011D

Microsoft Office Professional Plus Subscription 2010

0012

Microsoft Office Standard 2010

0013

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010

0014

Microsoft Office Professional 2010

0015

Microsoft Access 2010

0016

Microsoft Excel 2010

0017

Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010

0018

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

0019

Microsoft Publisher 2010

001A

Microsoft Outlook 2010

001B

Microsoft Word 2010

001C

Microsoft Access Runtime 2010

001F

Microsoft Office Proofing Tools Kit Compilation 2010

002F

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010

003A

Microsoft Project Standard 2010

003B

Microsoft Project Professional 2010

0044

Microsoft InfoPath 2010

0052

Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010

0057

Microsoft Visio 2010

007A

Microsoft Outlook Connector

008B

Microsoft Office Small Business Basics 2010

00A1

Microsoft OneNote 2010

00AF

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2010

00BA

Microsoft Office SharePoint Workspace 2010

110D

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010

110F

Microsoft Project Server 2010

Note Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 is listed in the Windows registry as Microsoft Office Essentials 2010.

Note Microsoft Visio Standard 2010, Microsoft Visio Professional 2010, and Microsoft Visio Premium use the product key to determine the product. Therefore, a single product ID is used for all three of these products.

Language identifier

The language identifier (LCID) varies from language to language. Because the LCID is stored in the GUID in hexadecimal format, you may have to convert the LCID value to a decimal value to determine the language of the GUID. 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 2010 suites and programs, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179219(office.14).aspx

Sample GUID

The first 16 digits of a GUID are 91140000-0011-0407. This GUID was created by the initial release version (9) of a Retail or OEM edition (1), version 14.0000, of Microsoft Office Professional 2010 (0014). 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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