How to determine the Service Pack of the Cognos Business Intelligence product installed

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How to tell which service pack of Cognos BI is installed on a particular machine.

Answer

The component list cmplst.txt file displayed a full list of installed components. It is found on any server with a full or partial installation of Cognos Business Intelligence.
The table below maps the various build numbers to their more commonly referenced release names:

Build Service Pack

Cognos 8.2
8.2.43.128 - RTM
8.2.44.8 - SP1
8.2.45.7 - SP2
8.2.46.6 - SP3

Cognos 8.3
8.3.81.20 - RTM
8.3.82.11 - SP1
8.3.83.6 - SP2
8.3.84.7 - SP3
8.3.85.2 - FP4
8.3.86.6 - FP5

Cognos 8.4
8.4.18.27 - FCS
8.4.27.78 - GA
8.4.28.15 - FP1
8.4.29.13 - FP2

Cognos 8.4.1
8.4.102.18 - 8.4.1 GA
8.4.103.16 - 8.4.1 FP1
8.4.104.13 - 8.4.1 FP2
8.4.105.14 - 8.4.1 FP3
8.4.106.12 - 8.4.1 FP4
8.4.107.18 - 8.4.1 FP5

IBM Cognos 10.1
10.1.4707.544 - 10.1 GA
10.1.4801.29 - 10.1 FP1

IBM Cognos 10.1.1
10.1.6235.152 - 10.1.1 RP1
10.1.6301.14 - 10.1.1 FP1
10.1.6303.12 - 10.1.1 FP2
10.1.6304.10 - 10.1.1 FP3

IBM Cognos 10.2
10.2.1003.159 - 10.2
10.2.1101.19 - 10.2 FP1

IBM Cognos 10.2.1
10.2.5000.275 - 10.2.1
10.2.5001.156 - 10.2.1 FP1
10.2.5002.78 - 10.2.1 FP2
10.2.5003.113 - 10.2.1 FP3
10.2.5004.54 - 10.2.1 FP4 (build 10.2.5004.53 may be found in versions prior to Aug 15, 2014)
10.2.5005.78 - 10.2.1 FP5

IBM Cognos 10.2.2
10.2.6100.235 - 10.2.2




Steps:

  1. Within the Cognos BI install folder, look for a file called cmplst.txt. The default installation location is c:\program files\cognos\<c8 or c10>
  2. Within this file, look for [Product Update Information]. If this section is missing or blank, then you have the RTM (first release) installed. If the section is populated, reference the table above to determine the service pack installed.

If you do not have access to the component list file (cmplst.txt):
  1. Hit Ctrl-F3 within Cognos Configuration to bring up a Properties menu
  2. On the Installed Components tab, the build numbers will also be displayed

Related information

TN 1338694 - How to find the build and version of the C
C8 BI 8.2 product documentation - Ref:7014542
C8 BI 8.3 product documentation
C8 v4 BI information center

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1041560

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Cognos Business Intelligence
Install and Config

Software version:

8.3, 8.4, 8.4.1, 10.1, 10.1.1, 10.2, 10.2.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP Itanium, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows

Reference #:

1343355

Modified date:

2015-01-23

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