Tuesday, 23 February 2010

How to check Sharepoint 2007 Versions

How to check Sharepoint 2007 Versions

Recently I was trying to figure out the Version of Sharepoint and yes it's not pretty straight forward you might need to do several tricks to determine it.

Here are some pointers –

  1. Navigate to the \12\bin\ folder and check file versions (For more information on the first technique read this TechNet article)
  2. Use IIS Manager and look at the web site properties

Second approach - because it takes some of the guesswork out of the process.  The basic steps for using IIS Manager to determine the SharePoint version are:

  1. Sign in one of your SharePoint front end web servers
  2. Open IIS Manager (can be found by navigating to Start, Administrative Tools, Internet Information Server (IIS) Manager)
  3. Expend the folder labeled "Web Sites"
  4. Right-click on the web site named "SharePoint Central Administration" and select "Properties"
  5. Click on the tab named "HTTP Headers"
  6. Look at the field named "Customer HTTP Headers"
  7. Compare the value displayed for "MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices" to the following list.

http://www.mindsharpblogs.com/penny/articles/481.aspx

http://www.sharepointdesignerstepbystep.com/Blog/Articles/How%20To%20find%20the%20SharePoint%20version.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936988