How to check the SharePoint Installation Type

Ever felt a need to find out what type of SharePoint Installation are you running???

Here is how, you can find out the type of SharePoint Installation that was done on the machinebox

Open Up Registry Editor on the server and navigate to the following path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftShared ToolsWeb Server Extensions14.0WSS

There will be an entry for “ServerRole” which will tell you the installation type 

Web Front End – WFE
Farm Complete – APPLICATION