Exchange version

I’ve read about several features I liked but they depend on the version of Exchange I am connecting to.
Aside from contacting my mail admin, how can I found out which version of Exchange I’m running against?

Since Outlook 2003, there is an option to check your connection status which also displays the Exchange version number.

  1. Start Outlook and connect to the Exchange server if this isn’t done automatically already.
  2. Hold CTRL while right clicking on the Outlook icon in the Notification Area
    (located in the right bottom area near the time; expand the Notification Area first if the Outlook icon does not show).
  3. From the context menu that pops-up choose: Connection Status…
  4. Scroll the horizontal scrollbar to the right to see the last column.
    (if the dialog is empty, then you are not connected to Exchange)
  5. Here you’ll see a version number. Use the table below to determine which named version of Exchange it corresponds with;
Microsoft Exchange Server VersionVersion number
Microsoft Exchange Server 20006.0.4417 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP16.0.4712 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP26.0.5762 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP36.0.6249 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 20036.5.6944 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP16.5.7226 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP26.5.7638 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 20078.0.685.24 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP18.1.240.6 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP28.2.176.0 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP38.3.83.0 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 201014.0.639.21 or higher
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP114.01.0218.015 or higher

Note: For an overview of the Outlook version numbers see this post.

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