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SharePoint Versions – MOSS v. SharePoint Services

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In this post I explained how to determine if your SharePoint installation is service packed, and to what level. However, the situation is a little more complex since your MOSS 2007 farm will be running Microsoft SharePoint Services 3.0 and MOSS on top.

When using Central Administration / Operations / Servers In Farm to report the version number you’re seeing the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 version number. This will be updated when you run the Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) service pack update.

So how do you find which service pack for MOSS you’re running with? One way is to find the version number of the Microsoft.Office.Server assembly from the Windows GAC (Global Assembly Cache). To do this:

  • Run the Windows Explorer.
  • Navigate to \Windows\Assembly.
  • Right-click the file Microsoft.Office.Server and select Properties.
  • Click the Version tab.
  • Take a note of the “File Version”:

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Here are the version numbers for the main MOSS services packs using this technique:

Service Pack

WSS Version (Central Admin)

MOSS Version from Microsoft.Office.Server
Unserviced packed 12.0.0.4518 12.0.4518.1014
Service Pack 1 12.0.0.6219 12.0.6211.1000
Service Pack 2 12.0.0.6421 12.0.6420.1000

Version numbers from the Microsoft.Office.Server assembly do not follow exactly those for the WSS reported version number, but there is a close correlation.

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Written by Nick Grattan

November 5, 2009 at 7:47 pm