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Office Registry keys

By Rabbit_Runner ·
Registry keys
We have a very large network. Most workstations are 2kpro, with a few XP, handful of NT4, and a couple of 9x.
We are needing to run a query against each workstation to determine the following...
a. Version of Office (97, 2000, 2002, XP)
b. Build of Office version
c. What service pack has been aplied for Office
d. What patches have been applied for Office
Our query ability can look at the registry, but would have problems running against specific office files on each system.

Therefore, we are wanting to know the different registry keys where the above information can be located. We have done a search on the net and in MS KB's, but have not found anything definitive. Also we have closely examined the registry settings for different OS's and Office versions. There does not appear to be much consistency.

Does anyone have a source where the registry entries for the Office products can be located.

Any help would be appreciated.

Michael R.

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by Steven Rosson In reply to Office Registry keys

To my knowledge, information such as applied patches is not accessible via the registry. However, version information can be found here in the "LastProduct" key:


Hope this helps.

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Your information will only give 'some' information, however it does not show what the service pack level is of Office. We have learned that each product of office, each service pack, each language, and each upgrade, will give different product ID's. We are trying to use ohotfix.exe and the associated files. Thanks for your help.

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by Kumaran In reply to Office Registry keys

The free software BELARC ADVOSOR helps you to get all the information for you on any any installed system.

This can be downloaded from,


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by Kumaran In reply to

The following tools even better,

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to

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Your information will not apply to our environment. The files will work, but to do this across the entire enteprise would not be feasable. Thanks for your help. We are currently attempting to use Ohotfix.exe and the associated files. Thanks.

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