If you are a Microsoft Outlook user, here is a very useful tool for you. Microsoft has released a new version 2.0 of "Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool".
"Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool" (OCAT) is a free official Microsoft utility which contains a predefined set of detection rules to look for Outlook configurations that might be causing problems in Outlook program.
You can use OCAT to check Outlook configuration on your computer and look for known issues such as error messages while sending or receiving emails, problems with reminders, PST file located on a network share, etc. It might be very useful if your Outlook profile or configuration is corrupt or causing problems to you.
OCAT can automatically diagnose and fix common problems related to corrupt Outlook profile or incorrect configuration of Outlook.
It generates a detailed report of your current Outlook profile and mailbox which includes many parameters about your profile. It also highlights any known problems that are found in your profile or mailbox. It also provides a link to Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article that describes possible fix for the detected problem.
- Runs a scan on your computer
- Opens a previously run scan on your computer
- Imports a scan from another computer
- Uses several reporting formats to view the scan results
- Starts the Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool
- Sends feedback to the OCAT team
The new version 2.0 also includes a command-line version that can be used to collect an OCAT scan without user intervention.
New features in version 2.0:
- Automatic downloading of new detection rules
- Automatic downloading of OCAT installation files
- Addition of the Calendar Checking (CalCheck) tool
- Addition of new detection rules
- Improved support for Outlook 2003
- Command-line version of OCATcmd.exe
It can be used in Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2 and Windows 7. It works for Microsoft Outlook 2003 (offline scans only), Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 (both 32-bit and 64-bit) versions.
You can download it using following link:
You'll need to install Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 to be able to use it.
Do you use Microsoft Outlook to manage your email accounts or you use the web interface provided by email providers? Feel free to share your views about this tool in your comment...