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The Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), released in March 2013, has been updated to v1.1 and contains many new features. For those who don’t know, the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool or OffCAT provides a quick way to scan multiple Microsoft Office programs for common configurations that can cause problems.
Office Configuration Analyzer Tool – OffCAT
Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool provides a detailed report of your installed Office programs and identifies known problems. For all issues listed in the report, you will receive a link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base article that can help you solve the problem.
The Office Configuration Analyzer v1.1.1 tool includes new features :
- Option to scan all Office programs – Access, Excel, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio and Word
- CalCheck v2.1. 1 include
- Ability to update rule files without prompt
- Alternative location for rule files
- Additional support for group policies
- Page New options
- Default folder for saving scans
- Color of image
- A command line version that can be used to collect an OffCAT scan without user intervention.
After downloading and installing OffCAT, you can click the Start scan link and select whether you want to scan one or all of the installed Microsoft Office programs. The scan takes less than 5 minutes and you will be informed as soon as it is finished.
To view reports, click the View Report link and view the reports you want. If there are problems, they are mentioned with help links.
You can watch this video Start with OffCAT to get a better idea of how to use the Office Configuration Analyzer tool.
The Office Configuration Analyzer tool can also be very useful for help desk staff and other users to proactively identify potential problems with installed Microsoft Office programs. You can download it from Microsoft.
This tool has replaced the Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool. The OffCAT tool offers the same functionalities as the OCAT tool, but also allows scanning other Office programs.
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