The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT) 2.0 was released last week which provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile and mailbox for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook.
OCAT 2.0 provides a detailed report of your current Outlook profile and mailbox. This report includes many parameters about your profile, and it highlights any known problems that are found in your profile or mailbox. For any problems that are listed in the report, you are provided a link to a Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article that describes a possible fix for the problem. If you are a Help Desk professional, you can also export the report to a file. Then, the report can be viewed in the Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool on another client computer where the tool is installed. The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 also includes a command-line version that can be used to collect an OCAT scan without user intervention.
New Features in OCAT 2.0
The original version of OCAT included the core functionality provided by OCAT – Outlook profile scanning, detection of known issues, and reporting of problems or Outlook configuration settings.
Here are the key features added in OCAT version 2:
ü Automatic downloading of new detection rules
ü Automatic downloading of OCAT installation files
ü Addition of the CalCheck tool
ü Addition of new detection rules
ü Command-line version of OCATcmd.exe
ü Office 365 resources added
ü New modern user interface
Before you install OCAT, make sure that your computer meets the following OCAT system requirements:
- Supported operating systems: Windows 8/ 7/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
- OCAT requires Microsoft Outlook: Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 (32-bit or 64-bit) and Outlook 2003 (Offline Scans only)
- Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 or higher
- .NET Programmability Support (as part of Microsoft Office installation)
Note: Outlook 2003 is supported for Offline scans only..