Microsoft Product Identification RRS feed

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  • Hello fellow TechNet’ers

    Forgive me if I have posted this in the wrong section, or if it has been answered elsewhere.

    This is probably going to be the first of many Management type questions, as I’ve recently taken ownership of a reasonable sized business network, and have a number of areas that need attention.

    My initial question, relates MS product identification numbers.  I understand that the set of 3 digits in the product ID (e.g. xxxxx-123-xxxxxxx-xxxxx) will determine the product type, whether that be OEM, MSDN, Retail etc.

    From a recent scan of the network, I have managed to get a list of product ID’s, and their associated product keys.  As our environment has a development/testing area - some keys will be from our MSDN account.  Some keys will be from hardware, where the software came pre-installed.

    What I am looking for is a definitive list of Product ID’s, so that I can determine that our products are correctly licensed for their intended use within our business.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Changed type Kevin Remde Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:48 AM No answer was forthcoming.
    Monday, January 17, 2011 4:56 PM

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    Monday, January 17, 2011 11:54 PM
  • Hi Enamul

    Thanks for your reply, however whilst helpful - it isn't really what I am looking for.  This shows how to check if you have a valid / genuine version rather that giving a definition of what product type the 3 digits refer too.

    In the past, I have seen the information I need in a tabular format, so that it can be either just read from directly, or imported into an application for cross reference.

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:08 AM
  • Apparently there is no answer here.  That list doesn't appear to exist; at least not that I and several others could find.  Sorry.


    Kevin Remde US IT Evangelism - Microsoft Corporation
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:48 AM
  • Hi,

    I know that SCCM has an list of product codes in its database. this might be useful for you. another option is using MAP to scan your network this had also some identification technics.

    Hope this helps


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    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 11:59 AM
  • Here you go -

    Also, consider calling MS Licensing. I have stumped my License rep many times. Sometimes, there is no easy answer with Licensing.



    • Edited by Alex Cohen Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:30 PM possible offensive comment
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 5:29 PM