Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.2

    The Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.2 (OffCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze most Microsoft Office programs for common configurations that may cause problems. *Download only OffCAT.msi if you want to install OffCAT. Review the ReadMe file to see if the other files are needed.
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        The Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) is a program that provides a detailed report of your installed Office programs. This report includes many parameters about your Office program configuration and highlights known problems found when OffCAT scans your computer. For any problems that are listed in the report, you are provided with a link to a public-facing article (usually a Microsoft Knowledge Base article) on the issue so you can read about possible fixes for the problem. If you are a Help Desk professional, you can also save the report to file so that the report can be viewed in the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool on another client where the tool is installed. The Office Configuration Analyzer Tool also includes a command-line version that can be used to collect an OffCAT scan without user intervention.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

        This download works with the following Microsoft Office products:

        • Microsoft Office 2013 (32-bit or 64-bit, Click-to-run or Msi installs)
        • Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit or 64-bit)
        • Microsoft Office 2007
        OffCAT version 1.2 provides scanning for the following Office programs:

        • Microsoft Access
        • Microsoft Excel
        • Microsoft InfoPath
        • Microsoft OneNote
        • Microsoft Outlook
        • Microsoft PowerPoint
        • Microsoft Publisher
        • Microsoft Visio
        • Microsoft Word
        The following minimum version of the Microsoft .NET Framework is required:
        • Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0
        The following Microsoft Office feature is also required:
        • .NET Programmability Support
      • To download and install this program, follow these steps:
        1. Click the Download button on this page, and then save OffCAT.msi to your hard disk.
        2. Double-click the OffCAT.msi file on your hard disk to start the installation of OffCAT v1.2
        Note 1: The Setup program for the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool prompts you to install the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 if it is not already installed.

        Note 2: If you do not have the .NET Programmability Support feature installed as part of your Office installation, you will receive an error when you start a scan. Please add the .NET Programmability Support feature to your Office installation before running an OffCAT scan.

        We recommend you install OffCAT using the OffCAT.msi file as it runs system requirement checks for you. However, if you are unable to install OffCAT with the OffCAT.msi file, please try using the file. Simply extract the files out of the .zip file and put them into a folder on your drive. Then, start OffCAT by double-clicking the OffCAT.exe in that folder. Additional details on using this approach to “installing” OffCAT are provided in the ReadMe_OffCATv1.2.docx file.

        How to start and run the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool
        1. To start the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool, click the OffCAT 1.2 icon on the Start menu, look for the icon on your All Programs menu under Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.2.

          If you are using Windows 8, click the OffCAT 1.2 icon on the Start Screen to launch OffCAT.
        2. After OffCAT is started, click Start a scan in the left panel.
        3. Select the Office program (and possibly the version) to be scanned, and then click Start scanning.

          Note: Outlook must be running in order to perform a scan of Outlook.

        4. After the scan is finished, the report that OffCAT generated is automatically displayed and the list of detected issues is arranged by 'Symptom'.
        5. Expand the symptom(s) in the list that most closely match(es) the problem(s) you are experiencing in the scanned Office program.
        6. Click on an issue under the symptom group to see additional information on the issue.
        7. Click the 'Click here to see possible solutions to this issue' link to open the article containing a resolution to the issue.
        8. Repeat the previous three steps for any other issues you would like to address.
        For more information about how to use OffCAT and understand the report that OffCAT generated, please see the information in ReadMe_OffCATv1.2.docx. This file is available in the following locations:
        To uninstall OffCAT from a computer, follow these steps:

        For Windows 8, Windows 7 and for Windows Vista
        1. Open Control Panel.
        2. In Control Panel under Programs, select Uninstall a program.
        3. In the list of currently installed programs, select Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.2, and then click Remove.
        4. Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the program.
        For Windows XP
        1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
        2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
        3. In the list of currently installed programs, select Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.2, and then click Remove.
        4. Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the program.
        Note: If you used the file to put OffCAT onto your computer, you can remove OffCAT from your computer by deleting the files extracted from Please see ReadMe_OffCATv1.2.docx for the list of files included in

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