Determine the version of Microsoft Exchange Server my account connects to

Some features of Microsoft Exchange Server accounts depend on the version of Exchange that your account connects to. An example is the Outlook Anywhere feature, which requires Exchange Server 2003 or later.

To determine the version of Exchange Server that you are connecting to, do the following:

  1. With Outlook running, press and hold CTRL while you right-click the Outlook icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar.

Outlook icon in notification area

  1. Click Connection Status.
  2. Move the horizontal slider all the way to the right.
  3. Under the column heading Version, note the number.
  4. Compare the number with those in the table below.
Microsoft Exchange Server Version Version ID
Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 SP1 4.0.838
Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 SP2 4.0.993
Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 SP3 4.0.994
Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 SP4 4.0.995
Microsoft Exchange Server 4.0 SP5 4.0.996
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 SP1 5.0.1458
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 SP2 5.0.1460
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 SP1 5.5.2232
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 SP2 5.5.2650
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 SP3 5.5.2650
Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 SP4 5.5.2653
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 6.0.4417
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP1 6.0.4712
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP2 6.0.5762
Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 SP3 6.0.6249
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 6.5.6944
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP1 6.5.7226
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP1 6.5.7226
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2 6.5.7638
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2
March 2008 update
6.5.7653.33
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2
August 2008 update
6.5.7654.4
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 8.0.685.24 or
8.0.685.25
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 8.1.240.006
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2 8.2.176.002
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP3 8.3.83.006
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 14.0.639.21
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1 14.1.218.15
 
 
Applies to:
Outlook 2003