Powershell Script to get Outlook/Office Version and Service Pack Info on Our Domain

Posted on 2012-04-10
Last Modified: 2013-02-28
Hi  ,

I want to write a powershell script to know the MS Office Version and Service Pack Info on the desktop machine . We have about 4000 machines on our network.

The current script gives me only the version number :

foreach ($computer in (Get-Content ipaddress.txt)) {
  foreach ($computer ) {
  $version = 0
  $reg = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey('LocalMachine', $computer)

  $reg.OpenSubKey('software\Microsoft\Office').GetSubKeyNames() |% {
    if ($_ -match '(\d+)\.') {
      if ([int]$matches[1] -gt $version) {
        $version = $matches[1]
  if ($version) {
      "$computer : found $version"
    else {
      "Could not find version for $computer"

Any ideas ?
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Expert Comment

ID: 37828136
service pack information is in the version number... you have to detect which version means what.... see below for details of sp1 changes to version

Author Comment

ID: 37828174
Yep you are right but the issue i am having with the script above is i just get version numbers as 12,14,13 etc .

And that does not help me in finding the service pack info.

I am just doing a match using the registry and check the version ... i am not able to find the service pack info


Expert Comment

ID: 37828321
foreach ($computer in (Get-Content ipaddress.txt)) {

    $officever = ''
    $officesp = ''

    $reg = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey('ClassesRoot', $computer)

    $reg = $reg.OpenSubKey('Word.Application\CurVer').GetValue('')
    if ($reg.EndsWith(11)) {
        $officever = 'Office 2003'
        $sp = (Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\ProductVersion).LastProduct

        if ($sp -like '11.0.8*') {
            $officesp = 'Service Pack 3'
        } elseif ($sp -like '11.0.7*') {
            $officesp = 'Service Pack 2'
        } elseif ($sp -like '11.0.6*') {
            $officesp = 'Service Pack 1'
        } else {
            $officesp = 'No Service Pack'
    } elseif ($reg.EndsWith(12)) {
        $officever = 'Office 2007'
        $sp = (Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\ProductVersion).LastProduct
        if ($sp -like '12.0.66*') {
            $officesp = 'Service Pack 3'
        } elseif ($sp -like '12.0.64*') {
            $officesp = 'Service Pack 2'
        } elseif ($sp -like '12.0.62*') {
            $officesp = 'Service Pack 1'
        } else {
            $officesp = 'No Service Pack'
    } elseif ($reg.EndsWith(14)) {
        $officever = "Office 2010"
        $sp = (Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\ProductVersion).LastProduct
        if ($sp -like '14.0.60*') {
            $officesp = 'Service Pack 1'
        } else {
            $officesp = 'No Service Pack'
Write-Output "$officever $officesp"
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Expert Comment

ID: 37828451
Apologies, forgot to add the computername to the output. Replace the Write-Output line with

"$computer - $officever $officesp"

Author Comment

ID: 37829032
Thank you for the script but this again helps me in retrieving the version but when i go through the loop where it checks for service pack i get an error

Get-ItemProperty : Cannot find path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\ProductVersion' because it does not ex
+  $sp = (Get-ItemProperty <<<<  HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\ProductVersion).LastProduct
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (HKLM:\SOFTWARE\...\ProductVersion:String) [Get-ItemProperty], ItemNotFo
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetItemPropertyCommand

So i did open the registry and i did try to find the "Productversion" under /software/microsoft/common/

There was no file and hence it was not able to compare the string so everytime i get this error and output is returned as "Office 200x No Service Pack found "

Once Again Thank you for your help !!!

Accepted Solution

ericwoodford earned 500 total points
ID: 38046629
get-logonstatistics "mailbox"  | select  UserName, Clientversion 

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Will tell what client version that they just logged on to their mailbox with.

Username  ClientVersion
Eric W             14.0.6109.5000

You can search Technet to get exactly what patch/hotfix this relates to.

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