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Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool

Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool
Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool is very useful tool it quickly analyzes configuration and provides solution to you to fix them...


Words From Microsoft :



The Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool (OCAT ) provides a quick and easy method to analyze your Microsoft Office Outlook profile 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.

Useful Outlook Switches you need to know..


Over a long period of time in history we always had weird problems with outlook. Here i am just going to provide you some useful Outlook Switches that will help you fix almost all problems with Outlook.





You should remember basic troubleshooting steps

Does this problems global ? if effecting others users ? or single user

run the switches listed below
Can you open problems users outlook profile from another pc to eliminate the PC specific issues
Can you produce same problems via OWA instead of Outlook?
Antivirus software, firewall issues on the local PC ?
Third party adds on on the problem PC ?
Did you create additional profile on the problem PC and see if issue existed ?
Did you run outlook switches , the most common ones…….


Command




Outlook /CleanFreeeBusy

Outlook /ResetFolders

Outlook /CleanViews

outlook //CleanReminders

/CleanFreeBusyCleans and regenerates free/busy information.
this one clean all kinds of weird calendaring issue
/CleanViewsRestores default views.
/CleanRemindersCleans and regenerates reminders.
/ResetFoldersRestores missing folders for the default delivery location.
/CleanProfileRemoves invalid profile keys and recreates default registry keys where applicable.
/CleanFindersSets Outlook 2003 Search Folders back to the default state (deletes custom Search Folders)
/CleanpstLaunches Outlook with a clean Personal Folders file (.pst)
/CleanSchedPlusStarts Outlook and deletes server-based rules. Used only with Exchange server accounts.
/FirstRunStarts Outlook as if it were run for the first time.
/ImportPrf prffilenameLaunches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.
/ResetFolderNamesLaunches Outlook and opens/imports the defined MAPI profile (*.prf). If Outlook is already open, queues the profile to be imported on the next clean launch.
/ResetFoldersRestores missing folders for the default delivery location.
/ResetOutlookBarRebuilds the Outlook Bar
/ResetWunderBarRebuilds the new Outlook Control Bar in Outlook 2003.
/RpcdiagOpens Outlook and displays the remote procedure call (RPC) connection status dialog
/SniffStarts Outlook and forces a detection of new meeting requests in the Inbox, and then adds them to the calendar.

Try Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool to fix common configurations errors that may cause problems in Outlook.

How to send Emails from Command Prompt.

This is my first post. one of my Friends asked me how to send email from command prompt. So i decided to publish it on my blog.

To send an email from SMTP Telnet client must be installed on your computer.
In windows XP Telnet is already installed but on Windows Vista/Seven you have to install telnet from Control Panel. 

Install Telnet on Windows Vista/Seven :
To install Telnet in Windows Vista/Seven go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows feature on or off  > Check telnet client on this box and click ok.
Telnet is installed on your machine now.
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.

Send Email From Command Prompt (Telnet/Smtp): 
To send an email to particular email address first you need to connect that server by telnet.
Here i am taking gmail.com as an example.

Step 1. Go to http://www.mxtoolbox.com type "gmail.com" in MXLOOKUP box. once you will submit it will give you the IP address and Mail servers host name. For Gmail.com the IP address and mail server host names are as shown below.

How to send Emails from Command Prompt.
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.

Step 2. Copy the first IP address and Go to command prompt.
            Type: " telnet 173.194.77.26 25 "  and hit enter.
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.

Once you will hit enter you will get a banner of smtp server that will look like this:
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.
Step 3. Now Type " ehlo hi "  and hit enter.

Once you hit enter you will get following response.
250-mx.google.com at your service, [106.197.10.206]
250-SIZE 35882577
250-8BITMIME
250-STARTTLS
250 ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES

Step 4. once you get response from SMTP server type  " mail from:<abc@example.com>" here abc@example.com is the email address from which you want to send email.
Note: This email address can be anything it does not need to be gmail.com email address.
for example here you can type : billgates@microsoft.com :D

You will get following response.

250 2.1.0 OK bl9si5353282obb.40

Step 5. Now type " rcpt to:<reciever@gmail.com> " and hit enter.

You will get following response.

250 2.1.5 OK t2si6832220oef.28

Step 5. Now type " data " and hit enter.

For gmail you will get following response, but different server may give different response so don't worry.

354  Go ahead t2si6832220oef.28

Step 6. Now type following commands and hit enter

subject: Hi This is a test email
from: abc@example.com
to:<reciever@gmail.com>
Hi buddy how are you. this is a
Don't reply to this email. :P

Once you finish typing your message here..
Just hit enter twice and then type dot "." and hit enter.

You will get the following response.

220  Mail queued for delivery.


How to send Emails from Command Prompt.
220  Mail queued for delivery.
if you are sending email to your own gmail or some other account then please check it spam folder, they have SPF record checking enabled so the email might go to spam folder.

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