Office 2010, OMPM

Office Migration Planning Manager

Steps to running the Office Migration Planning Manager:

  1. Downloading OMPM Update 1 (
  2. Installing OMPM
  3. Select OMPM file scanner method (Centrally-run scan on folder shares)
  4. Confirm files to be scanned by the OMPM File Scanner (
  5. Modify the Offscan.ini settings
  6. Run the OMPM File Scanner from an administrative client computer
  7. Import Office Migration Planning Manager log files into a database (Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition)
Office 2010

Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.0 (OffCAT)

Diagnose Microsoft Office problems with this portable troubleshooter.

Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool 1.0 is an excellent program: portable, fast, easy enough for PC novices to use, while also providing the more in-depth information that experts need. If your copy of Office is currently misbehaving, grab a copy and find out why.

Also check out the Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool 2.0 and the Calendar Checking Tool for Outlook.

Office 2010, Registry

Remove Microsoft Office Upload Center Icon from the Notification Area Icons

Once you have installed Office 2010 you may notice the Microsoft Office Upload Center appearing in your Notification Area Icons.

To remove the icon from the notification area change the following registry setting:


“0” = hidden
“1” = displayed

What is Microsoft Office Upload Center:

Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Center now gives you a way to see the state of files you’re uploading to a server, in one location. When you upload a file to a web server (this includes SharePoint), Microsoft first saves that file locally to the Office Document Cache before it starts the upload, which means that you can save changes and immediately continue working even when you are offline or have a bad network connection. The Microsoft Office Upload Center lets you keep track of how uploads are progressing, and whether any files need your attention.

Office 2010, OMPM

Running Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM) on Windows Server 2008 R2

Here are a couple of additional components that are need when running OMPM.

I installed OMPM on a Windows server 2008 R2 machine with SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.

Ran the OMPM File Scanner on a shared drive.

To create the SQL database you will need to install; Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components

Also before importing the XML files you will need to install; Microsoft SQLXML 4.0 SP1

Running the Reports requires the 32-bit version of Access 2007 or Access 2010.

MDT, Office 2010, Task Sequence

Rearming Office 2010 Installation during the Build Task Sequence

Office 2010 can be rearmed with either of the following executable in the Build Task Sequence. Executed it immediately after the installation of Office 2010:

64 bit or AMD64

“%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Common Files\microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\OSPPREARM.EXE”

32 bit

“%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%” == “X86” “%PROGRAMFILES%\Common Files\microsoft shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\OSPPREARM.EXE”