How to determine the installed SharePoint version

When you are thrown into a project with pre-installed MOSS servers, it’s always good to know if the latest service packs and hot fixes are installed. But how do you quickly determine the installed SharePoint version? Well, it’s rather easy. Start the SharePoint Central Administration application.

 

Select Operations

Select Operations

Select Servers in farm.

Select Servers in farm.

Notice the servers version numbers in the list of servers

Notice the servers version numbers in the list of servers.

Here’s a compilation of the known version numbers for public CU. Read this blog post: All about updating WSS v3 and MOSS2007.

MOSS 2007 WSS 3.0 Date Version
KB2760570 KB2760571 December 2012 12.0.6670.5002
KB2687533 KB2687535 October 2012 12.0.6668.5000
KB2687330 KB2687331 August 2012 12.0.6665.5000
KB2598129 KB2598130 April, 2012 12.0.6661.5000
Service Pack 3 KB2526299 Service Pack 3  KB2526305 October 24th, 2011 12.0.6606.1000
KB2553022 KB2596540 October 2011 12.0.6600.1000
KB2544398 KB2544399 June 28th, 2011 12.0.6562.5000
KB2512782 KB2512783 April 2011 12.0.6557.5000
KB2475885 KB2475886 February 2011 12.0.6554.5000
KB2412267 KB2412268 October 2010 12.0.6548.5000
KB983310 KB983311 June 2010 12.0.6539.5000
KB981042 KB981043 April 2010 12.0.6535.5000
KB978395 KB978396 February 2010 12.0.6529.5000
KB977026 KB977027 December 15, 2009 12.0.6524.5001
KB974988 KB974989 October 27, 2009 12.0.6520.5000
KB971537 KB971538 July 15, 2009
June 30, 2009
12.0.6510.5000
KB968851 KB968850 April 20, 2009 12.0.6504.5000
MOSS 2007 Service Pack 2 (KB953334 , KB968170) April 21, 2009 12.0.6421.1000
WSS 3.0 Service Pack 2 (KB953338, KB970359) April 21, 2009 12.0.6421.1000
(KB961756) March 6, 2009 12.0.6341.5002
(KB968269) February 27, 2009 12.0.6341.5001
(KB961749, KB961754, KB961750) February 24, 2009 12.0.6341.5000
(KB963022) January 27, 2009 12.0.6336.5002
(KB961176) December 19, 2008 12.0.6336.5001
(KB960011, KB959637, KB960311, KB959644) December 16, 2008 12.0.6335.5000
(KB958569, KB957693, KB958567, KB957691) October 28, 2008 12.0.6331.5000
(KB956056, KB956057) August 26, 2008 12.0.6327.5000
(KB956248) August 7, 2008 12.0.6324.5001
(KB955586) July 23, 2008 12.0.6324.5000
(KB955593) July 21, 2008 12.0.6324.5000
(KB955144) July 11, 2008 12.0.6323.5000
(KB953135) June 26, 2008 12.0.6320.5000
(KB953484, KB953473, KB953471) June 5, 2008 12.0.6317.5000
(KB953138,KB953137) May 29, 2008 12.0.6316.5000
(KB952704) May 20, 2008 12.0.6315.5000
(KB952294, KB952288) May 8, 2008 12.0.6314.5000
(KB950487) March 27, 2008 12.0.6308.5000
(KB950280, KB950292, KB950279) March 21, 2008 12.0.6307.5000
(KB949955, KB949956) March 17, 2008 12.0.6304.5000
(KB949402, KB949399) February 27, 2008 12.0.6304.5000
(KB948957) February 22, 2008 12.0.6303.5000
(KB948945) February 21, 2008 12.0.6303.5000
(KB941274) January 31, 2008 12.0.6301.5000
(KB941422, KB941653, KB942819, KB945089, KB944710) January 31, 2008 12.0.6300.5000
MOSS 2007 SP1 (KB936984, KB942390) December 11, 2007 12.0.0.6219
WSS 3.0 SP1 (KB936988,KB942388) December 11, 2007 12.0.0.6219
(KB943076) October 9, 2007 12.0.6042.5000
October public update 12.0.0.6039
August 24, 2007 hotfix package 12.0.6036
(KB939654, KB939599, KB939592) June 29, 2007 12.0.6028.5000
(KB939077) June 24, 2007 12.0.6027.5000
(KB938537) June 12, 2007 12.0.6025.5000
(KB938535, KB938536) June 11, 2007 12.0.6025.5000
(KB938182) May 31, 2007 12.0.6024.5000
(KB937904, KB937901) May 25, 2007 12.0.6023.5000
(KB937208) May 15, 2007 12.0.6021.5000
(KB936877, KB936867) May 8, 2007 12.0.6020.5000
(KB934793) April 12, 2007 12.0.6017.5000
(KB932919) February 26, 2007 12.0.6010.5000
(KB931636) February 6, 2007 12.0.6007.5000
MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0 RTM 12.0.4518
MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0 Beta 2 TR 12.0.4407
MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0 Beta 2 12.0.4017

21 thoughts on “How to determine the installed SharePoint version

  1. Great for your post! Very Helpfull.
    Could you tell me if the lastest cumulative update will contain all the other one. For exemple, if I missed the tree last CU on my Sharepoint Farm, do I need to install the tree or juste the lastest one.

    Have a nice day

  2. Very valuable information when you’re dealing with versioning issues between your SharePoint solution provider and your hosting company.
    Thank you !

  3. I’m in need of using our server management tools to look across our enterprise and identify instances of SharePoint installations and their respective versions. What would I look for to tell me if, 1)SharePoint is installed, 2) SharePoint is operational, and, 3) which version is running on the Windows Server?

    Thanks!

  4. The version number format appears to be different. Mine reads 12.0.0.6565. I only see 12.0.xxxx.xxxx in the list. Does that mean I am extremely out of date?

  5. Thanks for info. Just came across this, but did not have access to Central Administration. So I found another way to find the version number:

    Go to “Add or Remove Programs” list, select software, and click on the link “Click here for support information.” That gave me the version number (RTM) for an installation I had trouble with. Not sure if this version number will be updated by service packs, but if service packs are listed in “Add or Remover Programs”, they should have their own info, either in filename or their own support information..

    Might be worth mentioning, as it helped me, but YMMV..

  6. ..and then click “Show updates” checkbox in “Add or Remove Programs” to see if a patch has been applied..

  7. Is there an update coming for this page? I would like to see SP2010 info and this link is the highest rated on Google search for this topic. 🙂

  8. Your backup is from a different version of Windows SharePoint Services and canno t be restored to a server running the current version. The backup file should be restored to a server with version ‘12.0.0.6690’ or later. any idea pls

    Thanks in Advance

  9. Nice info, Thanks for sharing.

    Is there any way to find sharepoint version through client machine e.g ( Windows 7, 8…)

  10. @Niyaz, the SharePoint version is also present in the response header. But this is not as accurate as the method I described here. The response header can also have been removed on purpose by the SP admins.

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