How to Tell Which Version You Are Running

 

If you are not sure which software version you are running, or even if you have the software installed, here's how to check.

Check Windows Check Windows
Check Most Other Programs Check Most Other Programs
Check DirectX Check DirectX
Check Exchange Server Check Exchange Server
Check FrontPage Server Extensions Check FrontPage Server Extensions
Check for ISA Server Check for ISA Server
Check for ISA Server or Proxy Server Check for ISA Server or Proxy Server
Check for MSJVM Check for MSJVM
Check for MSDE or SQL Server Check for MSDE or SQL Server

Check Windows

To determine which version of Microsoft Windows you are running:

1.

On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Run.

2.

In the Run dialog box, type: winver

3.

Click OK.
A dialog box displays the version that you are running.

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Check Most Other Programs

These steps work for most Microsoft programs, including Microsoft Office software, and Internet Explorer and Outlook Express, both components of Windows.

1.

Start the program.

2.

On the Help menu, click About Program Name.
A dialog box displays program information, including the version number.

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Check DirectX

To determine which version of Microsoft Direct X you are running:

1.

On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Run.

2.

In the Run dialog box, type dxdiag

3.

Click OK.
A dialog box displays the version that you are running.

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Check Exchange Server

To determine which version of Microsoft Exchange Server you are running:

1.

Start Exchange System Manager (Exchange Server 2000 and later) or Exchange Administrator (Exchange Server 5.5 and earlier).

2.

Click the Servers object for the Administrative Group or Exchange Site to which the server belongs.
The Server Version column lists information for each server in the group.
Note For Exchange Server 2000, the version is 6.0; for Exchange Server 2003, the version is 6.5.

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Check FrontPage Server Extensions

To determine which version of Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions is installed on your computer:

1.

On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Search.

2.

In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.

3.

In the All or part of the file name box, type fp4awel.dll and then click Search.

If you do have fp4awel.dll, then you have FrontPage Server Extensions 2000 installed on your computer.

If you do not have fp4awel.dll, then continue to the next step.

4.

In the All or part of the file name box, type fp5awel.dll and then click Search.

If you do have fp5awel.dll, then you have either FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 or SharePoint Team Services. Continue to the next step to determine which one you have.

5.

On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, click All Programs, and then point to Administrative Tools.

If Microsoft SharePoint Administrator is listed as an option, then you have SharePoint Team Services installed.

If Microsoft SharePoint Administrator is not listed, then you have FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 installed.

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Check for ISA Server

To determine if you have Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 installed on your computer:

1.

On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

2.

Double-click Add or Remove Programs.

3.

Review the list of currently installed programs for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration.
If this entry is present, ISA Server is installed on your computer.

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Check for ISA Server or Proxy Server

To determine if you have ISA Server or Microsoft Proxy Server installed on your computer:

1.

On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

2.

Double-click Add or Remove Programs.

3.

Review the list of currently installed programs for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration or Microsoft Proxy Server.
If one of these entries is present, ISA Server or Proxy Server is installed on your computer.

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Check for MSJVM

To determine if you have the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM) on your computer:

If you are running Microsoft Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)

1.

On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Run.

2.

Type: command

3.

At the command prompt, type: jview
If a message displays information about Java, you have the MSJVM installed on your computer.
If a message displays Bad command or file name, you do not have the MSJVM installed on your computer.

If you are running Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP

1.

On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Run.

2.

Type: cmd

3.

At the command prompt, type: jview
If a message displays information about Java, you have the MSJVM installed on your computer.
If a message displays 'Jview' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file, you do not have the MSJVM installed on your computer.

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Check for MSDE or SQL Server

To determine if you have MSDE or Microsoft SQL Server installed on your computer:

1.

On the taskbar at the bottom of your screen, click Start, and then click Search.

2.

In the Search dialog box, type sqlservr.exe

3.

Click OK.
If this file is present on your system, then you have MSDE or SQL Server installed.