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 Online Archive, which requires Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

ShowHow can I tell if I have a Microsoft Exchange Server account?

Click the File tab. Click Account Settings, and then click Account Settings. On the E-mail tab, the list of accounts indicates the type of each account.

Example of an Exchange Account in the Account Settings dialog box

To determine the version of Exchange that your account connects to, do the following:

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

Notification area expanded to display the Outlook icon

  1. Click Connection Status.
  2. Move the horizontal slider all the way to the right.

 Note    Under the Version column heading, note the number that appears.

  1. Compare the number with those in the table below.
Microsoft Exchange Server Version
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 6.5.6944
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
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 14.2.247.5
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 15.0.516.032

 Note    Microsoft Outlook 2010 can be used with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2010, Exchange Server 2007, or Exchange Server 2003.

 
 
Applies to:
Outlook 2010