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how to verify a server is running r2

locating windows server 2003 running r2 is a bit of an obscure value. with windows server 2008, you can simply check the build number. unfortunately, in 2003, it's a little more hidden. here's a couple of ways of getting the information.   using configmgr in configmgr, one place the information is contained is in the view v_gs_operating_system in the name0 column: select sys.Name0, os.Name0 from v_r_system sys inner join v_GS_OPERATING_SYSTEM os on os.ResourceID = sys.ResourceID where os.Name0 like '%2003%R2%' order by sys.Name0   using wmi in wmi, the information is stored in win32_operatingsystem in the attribute "OtherTypeDescription" as indicated here in this msdn article . OtherTypeDescription Data type: string Access type: Read-only Additional description for the current operating system version. Windows Server 2003 R2: Contains the string "R2". Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT 4.0: OtherTypeDescr