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Determining Office Version and Service Pack Level using the Registry RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a single and unchanging registry key identifying an Office Version (2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, etc.) and SP Level?  It could be different keys for each Office Version and SP level.  Given the four listed Office versions we could tolerate 8 different registry keys, 2 per Office version:  1 for the version and 1 for the accompanying SP.  Location will be put in a script and it is too difficult to make script changes.  That’s why the location needs to never change throughout the life of the Office and SP Version or based on type of installation source.  Also, searching inside of files is not something that we want to do.

    Thursday, December 10, 2009 8:03 PM

Answers

  • Hello Bill C - bc8234,

    Even though this forum has been placed in a section of the Microsoft website called "Resources for IT Professionals", we mostly entertain questions about the WGA and OGA problems that end users encounter.  You are asking something that is pretty far afield from that topic.

    Maybe the MSDN office developer forums would be a better place to ask:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905369.aspx
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, December 11, 2009 6:17 PM

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    Carey Frisch
    Thursday, December 10, 2009 10:55 PM
  • Thanks for your recommendation. I downloaded and tested it. We have an extremely and large complex environment. The client based inventory script we use reports back to Enterprise servers. The Enterprise system is tightly integrated with a large number of other complex systems compiling disparate data into a single resource. I say this to explain why we need registry settings rather than a new application. May I gently ask the original question again?
    Friday, December 11, 2009 5:12 PM
  • Hello Bill C - bc8234,

    Even though this forum has been placed in a section of the Microsoft website called "Resources for IT Professionals", we mostly entertain questions about the WGA and OGA problems that end users encounter.  You are asking something that is pretty far afield from that topic.

    Maybe the MSDN office developer forums would be a better place to ask:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/aa905369.aspx
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Friday, December 11, 2009 6:17 PM
  • Cool.  I'll do that~!  Thanks!
    Friday, December 11, 2009 8:28 PM