Rather than manually checking whether people have the latest updates installed for Microsoft Office, people can alternatively use the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool. This OffCAT app will check the installations for users and will notify them about the updates which people must need to install to keep the application up to date. This program also gives direct links to the updates.
Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer application gives a detailed report of installed Office software. This report contains many parameters about Microsoft Office suit configuration. It also highlights known issues that are found when it scans the system. For any troubles that are maintain in the report, people have provided a link to a public facing article about each issue so that user can read about possible fixes. If the user is a Helpdesk professional, then they can also save the report to a file so that it can be viewed in the Office Configuration Analyzer program on another client on which the application is installed.
This Office Configuration Analyzer tool is supported by various Windows operating systems including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. In order to work with this application Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 version must be installed. In order to install OffCAT, people need to install OffCAT.msi file according to their operating system. First of all, people need to start OffCAT installation by either clicking Run when prompted by double-clicking OffCAT.msi or by the Microsoft Download Center.
If people agree with the terms and condition, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement, then click on Next button. In the Additional Options dialog box people will find a choice to Launch OffCAT app at the end of setup. If people want to start OffCAT app once the installation process is finished, leave this option enabled, and then click on Next button. In the next box, click on Install to start the real installation of OffCAT application. If people are prompted by User Account Control to permit the utility to make changes to the system, then click on Yes. Click on Finish button to complete the installation of OffCAT app.