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In this post, we will have a look at the Calendar Checking tool (Calcheck) for Outlook which is published recently by Randy. This program checks the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and items for problems or for potential problems. It's 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.
Note: 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.
It can be used with the following: Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010 and Exchange Server 2003, 2007, 2010.
To install this download:
1.Click the Download button on this page to download the file and save it to your computer. 2.Unzip the compressed file that you downloaded in a blank directory on your computer. 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.
Usage: Here is a list of command-line switches for CalCheck.exe:
CalCheck [-P <Profile name>] [-M <Mailbox name>] [-S <Server name>] [-O<path>] [-A] [-F] [-R] [-V] [-No] CalCheck -?
-P Profile name (If this parameter is not specified, the tool prompts you for a profile) -M Mailbox DN (If this parameter is specified, only process the mailbox that is specified) -S Server name (Process the complete server unless a mailbox is specified) -O Output path (path to place output files -default is the current directory) -A All calendar items are output to CALCHECK.CSV -F Create a CalCheck folder, and move flagged error items to the folder -R Put a Report message that contains the CalCheck.log file in the Inbox -V Verbose output to the Command Prompt window -No To omit a calendar item test The No parameter works with "org" to omit the “Attendee becomes Organizer” test and works with "dup" to omit duplicate item detection -? Print this message
To remove this download: To remove CalCheck, delete the directory where it is installed on the hard disk.
Download: You can download the utility in two flavors - CalCheckX64, CalCheckX86. You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28786&WT.mc_id=rss_office_allproducts
What the utility does & what you will see in the report?
When you try the Calcheck.exe, the following Calendar-specific checks are performed and logged in the report:
The following item-level checks are performed and logged in the report:
Note: If you have a problem with CalCheck - you can post information about it on http://calcheck.codeplex.com/workitem/list/basic