i need to keep a record in test mgr of machine set ups - will prob use a field for version number rather than inputting whole list win2k sp2 etc.

question is: when you add critical updates to Microsoft software do the version numbers for the software change in the help-about dialog? im sure this happens with hotfixes

also does anyone know of any tools for inputting a version number and getting report of which critical updates have been applied to that ms product?