Monday, November 14, 2011

How the OMPM File Scanner works

The OMPM File Scanner collects information about the computer and recursively scans the designated path for Office files. The OMPM File Scanner then records the results in an XML log file to the designated destination path.
The OMPM File Scanner performs the following tasks in a single scan:
  • Scans the computer for Office files in the folders that you specify in the FoldersToScan setting in the Offscan.ini configuration file.
  • Scans the computer for properties, such as operating system, memory, and language ID.
  • Scans for file property information, such as file name, path, size, format, created date, modified date, and file owner.
  • If the AccessScan setting is set to 1 in Offscan.ini, scans Access files and displays results on the Access Compatibility tab of the reporting tool.
  • If this is a deep scan, scans for compatibility issues moving from binary file formats to OpenXML file formats.
  • If macro scan is configured, OMPM 2010 scans any macros it encounters for migration concerns that are due to changes in the object model and logs the total count of potential issues.
  • Writes an XML log file to the destination path, displaying results for each file scan.
  • If the CABLogs setting is set to 1 in Offscan.ini, adds the XML log files to a series of .cab files for later import to a SQL Server computer for reporting analysis.
  • Logs failures to the XML log files.

  • You can use the /d parameter to prevent OMPM from changing the Last Accessed Date on files that the scanner has Write permission to. If you do not use this parameter, or if the scanner does not have Write access to scanned files, you might experience unexpected results when you use the SkipOldAccessedFiles and OldAccessDate settings in the offscan.ini file. Specifically, those settings are obeyed for the first scan and old files are skipped, but because Last Access Date property settings are updated for skipped files, the previously skipped files are scanned during subsequent scans
  • The OMPM File Scanner does not transmit data to Microsoft Corporation.
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    Amazing! Its wonderful information for me. I read complete post very carefully and find out quite informative & useful. Indeed, OMPM File Scanner is very useful.

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