Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook v2.0

Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook v2.0 was recently made available to download.

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Brief Description
The Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook (CalCheck) is a program that checks the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and items for problems or for potential problems.

Overview
The Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook is a command-line program that checks Outlook Calendars for problems. To use this tool, the Outlook calendar must reside on a Microsoft Exchange Server. The tool does not work with IMAP, with POP3, or with other non-Exchange mail servers.
The tool opens an Outlook profile, opens the Outlook Calendar, and then checks several things such as permissions, free/busy publishing, and auto booking. Then, the tool checks each item in the calendar folder for problems that can cause items to seem to be missing or that might otherwise cause problems in the Calendar.

Instructions for how to use this tool:
After you install this download, open a Command Prompt window in the directory that contains the CalCheck.exe file. To obtain detailed instructions, type the calcheck /? command in the Command Prompt window, and then press Enter.
Here is a list of command-line switches for CalCheck.exe:

CalCheck [-P <Profile name>] [-L <path\file>] [-M <LegacyExchangeDN>] [-N <DisplayName>] [-O <path>] [-C <Version>] [-A] [-F] [-R] [-V]
CalCheck –?


-P Profile name (If absent, will prompt for profile)
-L <List File> (file including Name and LegDN) of mailbox(es) to check
-M Mailbox DN Used with -N (if specified, only process the mailbox specified.)
-N <DisplayName> Used with -M (if specified, only process the mailbox specified)
-O <Output Path> (path to place output files – default is the current directory)
-C <Version> Click To Run scenario with Office 2013 – load a specific MAPI version
-A All calendar items output to CALCHECK.CSV
-F Create CalCheck Folder and move flagged error items there
-R Put a Report message in the Inbox with the CalCheck.log file
-V Verbose output to the command window
-? Print this message

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Update for Outlook Junk E-mail Filter – November 2012

Microsoft has recently released the November updates for the Outlook 2003/2007/2010 Junk E-mail Filter.

"This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail."

The update is available for Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 (32-bit, 64-bit) or you can use Microsoft Update. As usual the update comes with the corresponding Knowledge Base article:

Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0

The Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 was recently made available to download.

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Brief Description
The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 (OCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile and mailbox for common configurations that may cause problems in Outlook. This can be very useful for busy Help Desk personnel when end-users call for help with Outlook or when you want to identify possible issues with Outlook proactively.

Overview
The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 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.

System requirements
Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

This download works with the following Microsoft Office programs:

  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (Offline Scans only)
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013 (32-bit or 64-bit)
The following minimum version of the Microsoft .NET Framework is required:
  • Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0
The .NET Programmability Support feature included with Office must also be installed.

New Update Rollups for Exchange 2007 and 2010

Microsoft released today the latest update rollups for Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010.

  • Update Rollup 8-v3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (KB2778154)
    Update Rollup 8-v3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2007 SP3 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2007 SP3 customers.
    For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see
    KB2778154.
    This update rollup does not apply to Exchange Server 2007 Release To Manufacturing (RTM), Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
    For a list of update rollups applicable to Exchange Server 2007 RTM , Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2), refer to the Knowledge Base article
    KB937052.
  • Update Rollup 7-v3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2778158)
    Update Rollup 7-v3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 customers.
    For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see
    KB2778158.
  • Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (KB2719800)
    Update Rollup 5 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 resolves issues that were found in Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 since the software was released. This update rollup is highly recommended for all Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 customers.
    For a list of changes that are included in this update rollup, see
    KB2719800.