Monday, November 07, 2005

How to Determine Exchange Server Edition ,Version and Build number

Editions

Exchange 5.5
Check the event log for one of the following Event IDs will be logged to the Application Log when the Information Store service starts up


1216 is logged if the server is running the Standard Edition.
1217 is logged if the server is running the Enterprise Edition.


The above applies to all Exchange editions.

Exchange 2000


If you are running Exchange 2000, there is a very quick way. Simply open Exchange System Manager, and drill down to your actual server object. Right-click the server, choose Properties, and on the General tab, see if you have ‘This is a front-end server'. This option is only available in the Enterprise Edition of Exchange 2000.


Exchange 2003


Since Exchange 2003 Standard Edition can now be a front-end server, that's not a reliable method if you are running Exchange 2003


1. If you have more than one storage group (SG), more than one message database, or if your database is greater than 16GB (75GB if running SP2), you have Exchange 2003 Enterprise.
2.Another way to verify your Exchange edition is to open the Exchange Server Setup Progress.log file, which is located on the root of your system drive. Search for one of the following entries:

[16:53:50] This is a(n) Standard version of Microsoft Exchange Server

or

[16:53:50] This is a(n) Enterprise version of Microsoft Exchange Server


3. Check the event log for one of the following Event IDs will be logged to the Application Log when the Information Store service starts up


1216 is logged if the server is running the Standard Edition.
1217 is logged if the server is running the Enterprise Edition.



Version


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.



You can use the Exchange monitor to see the version and build numbers of the Exchange Servers.
For further details of using the Exchange monitor visit

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Look-Exchange-Monitor-2003-Tool.html

Build numbers and release dates for Exchange Server

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=158530

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