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Windows 7: Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) 2.0

24 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32
Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT) 2.0

Provides a quick and easy way to analyze Microsoft Office programs for known configurations that cause problems.

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 2.0 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 Visio
    • Microsoft Word
    The following minimum version of the Microsoft .NET Framework is required:
    • Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.5


Review: Scan and fix Office issues with the Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool - gHacks Tech News

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24 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Thanks Tookeri, I have downloaded it & see how it goes & I will post back any issues if they arise. I am using Office 2013 Pro.
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04 May 2015   #3

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)

Thank Tookeri,
VBA (in Office 2003) has been famous for instability (Excel in my experience, Word was far more stable), due mostly to bloat by VBA procedures/modules/classes/forms etc.
This tool will be very handy and it finally reveals that MS Office is not perfect. But then what app is !

I am still using 2003, and recently 2007.
- I have squirreled 2010 away until I can not use 2003/2007 any more
- the ribbon and dropping VBA support (post 2010) that has forced me to admit its time more me to retire. 70 not out ... yet
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13 May 2015   #4

IL - Illinois

It is not downloading at all.
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14 May 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro 32

No problem with the download for me. Direct links:


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14 May 2015   #6

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

The downloads in the OP link didn't work for me with Pale Moon.
No error message, nothing happened when i tried to download.
I tried IE11, and downloaded with no problem.
Probably something in my PM "security" setup that blocked them.

I installed this tool, and ran the initial diagnostics ...
Now, whenever I open Excel, OffCAT_RTS.exe starts automatically.
I see this is an Excel addon (probably all Office programs).

Is there a way to disable this addon so it does not start automatically ?
Or, does it need to be uninstalled so it won't always run automatically ?
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14 May 2015   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

I did install & run it, but I found it really did not make any difference to any of the programs. It seems to add extra things to Office programs, so I ended up uninstalling it.
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