Description of the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs in Office 2016

For a description of the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs in Office 2013, see Description of the numbering scheme for product code GUIDs in Office 2013.

Summary

This article describes how to read the product GUIDs in the Windows registry to determine information about the Microsoft Office 2016 suite, programs, or utilities that you are using. GUIDs contain information about the release type, the release build, and the language of an Office 2016 suite or program.

Note

GUIDs are created only when a user installs a Windows Installer (MSI) version of the Office 2016 suite or of an Office 2016 program. GUIDs are not created when a user installs a Click-to-Run version of the Office 2016 suite or of an Office 2016 program.

More Information

When you install the Office 2016 suite or one of the stand-alone Office 2016 programs, one or more product code GUIDs are created in the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

If you install a 32-bit version of Office 2016 on a 64-bit version of Windows, the GUIDs are created in the following registry subkey:

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

Each GUID uses the following format:

{BRMMmmmm-PPPP-LLLL-p000-D000000FF1CE}

The following table describes the characters of the GUID.

Characters Definition Hexadecimal values
B Release build 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 2016 suites and programs that are installed on a computer, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

  2. Locate the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

The names of the GUIDs start with a brace ({ ). Therefore, GUIDs are the first items that are listed under Uninstall.

Value name Description
DisplayName The product name that appears in the Add or Remove Programs dialog box
InstallDate The date on which the product was installed
Product ID The product ID
InstallSource The installation source
RegCompany The registered company
RegOwner The registered user name

Release build

The release build values specify the level of the release, such as a beta build or a release-to-manufacturing (RTM) build. The following table contains more information about the release build values.

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 build 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 build.
B Service Pack 2 (SP2). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM build.
C Service Pack 3 (SP3). This value is not used if the product code is not changed after the RTM build.
D-F Reserved values

Release type

The release type specifies the audience for a 2016 Office suite, such as enterprise or retail. The following table contains more information about the 2016 Office suite release types.

Value Release type
0 Volume license
1 Retail/OEM
2 Trial
5 Download

Product ID

The product ID is the version of the Office 2016 suite or program, such as Office Professional 2016 or Office Standard 2016. The following table contains more information about the Office 2016 product IDs.

Product ID SKU
0011 Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016
0012 Microsoft Office Standard 2016
0015 Microsoft Access 2016
0016 Microsoft Excel 2016
0018 Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
0019 Microsoft Publisher 2016
001A Microsoft Outlook 2016
001B Microsoft Word 2016
001F Microsoft Office Proofing Tools Kit Compilation 2016
003A Microsoft Project Standard 2016
003B Microsoft Project Professional 2016
0051 Microsoft Visio Professional 2016
0053 Microsoft Visio Standard 2016
00A1 Microsoft OneNote 2016
00BA Microsoft Office OneDrive for Business 2016
110D Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2016
012B Microsoft Skype for Business 2016

Language identifier

The language identifier (LCID) varies from language to language. Because the LCID is stored in the GUID in a hexadecimal format, you may have to convert the LCID value to a decimal value to determine the language. 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 2016 suites and programs, see Language identifiers and Option State Id values in Office 2013.

Sample GUID

Assume that the first 16 digits of a GUID are "90160000-0011-0407." This example GUID was created by the initial release build (9) of a Retail or OEM edition (1), build 15.0000, of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 (0011). The language of the product is German. In this case, the hexadecimal value 0407 converts to the decimal value 1031. This value represents German.