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    Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.1

    The Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) 2.1 provides a quick and easy way to analyze Microsoft Office programs for known configurations that cause problems. By downloading OffCAT.msi for OffCAT 2.1, you are hereby consenting to the installation of this program to analyze select Microsoft Office programs on your computer.
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


      File Name:

      OffCAT v2.1 ReadMe.docx


      Date Published:


      File Size:

      3.8 MB

      12.2 MB

        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 results 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.

        By downloading OffCAT.msi for OffCAT 2.1, you are hereby consenting to the installation of this program to analyze select Microsoft Office programs on your computer. To see what information might be collected and how it will be used, review our Privacy Statement
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 2

        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 2.1 provides scanning for the following Office programs:

        • Microsoft Access
        • Microsoft Excel
        • Microsoft InfoPath
        • Microsoft OneDrive for Business
        • Microsoft OneNote
        • Microsoft Outlook
        • Microsoft PowerPoint
        • Microsoft Publisher
        • Microsoft Skype for Business
        • Microsoft Visio
        • Microsoft Word
        The following minimum version of the Microsoft .NET Framework is required:
        • Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.5
      • 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 v2.1
        Note: The Setup program for the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool prompts you to install the Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 if it is not already installed.

        How to start and run the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool
        1. To start the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool, click the Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Toolicon on the Start menu.

          Note, if you are using Windows 8, search for OffCAT on the Start Screen to launch OffCAT.
        2. After OffCAT is started, select the Office program (and possibly the version) to be scanned, and then click Scan.

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

        3. After the scan is finished, the report that OffCAT generated is automatically displayed and the list of detected issues is arranged by 'Symptom'.
        4. Expand the symptom(s) in the list that most closely match(es) the problem(s) you are experiencing in the scanned Office program.
        5. Click on an issue under the symptom group to see additional information on the issue.
        6. Click the 'Click here to see possible solutions to this issue' link to open the article containing a resolution to the issue.
        7. 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 OffCAT v2.1 ReadMe.docx. This file is available when you click Download on this page.
        To uninstall OffCAT from a computer, follow these steps:

        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 2.1, and then click Uninstall.
        4. Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the program.