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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 configmgrin 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
innerjoin v_GS_OPERATING_SYSTEM os on os.ResourceID = sys.ResourceID
where os.Name0 like'%2003%R2%'
orderby sys.Name0
using wmiin 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: OtherTypeDescription is null.
you could use a powershe…