Running OMPM tool to scan office files on a network share is taking a very long long time


  • Greetings,

    Currently in our organization we are running the OMPM SCAN  tool on our network share ( which is a document store) . It had been running from 19-June and it is still not complete . Is this a normal behaviour of the tool taking long time to complete . The ini file has the following settings





    All other settings are default

    Can some one please confirm if this is the normal behaviour of the tool (taking such a long time to complete). The total number of file son the drive are 1961428 and the total size of the files is 499 GB.

    Can we run multiple instances Office Scan on the same server



    Friday, June 22, 2012 4:40 AM


  • Hi,

    Please try to set all settings as default  and run the OMPM file scanner on particular client computer test if it helps.

    Please check OMPM required permissions, the permissions as shown in the following table.


    Permission   required

    Offscan.ini file

    Read/write   permissions on all computers.


    • Read for Offscan.ini
    • Read/write for any directory   that stores scan logs
    • Read for any file to be   scanned
    • Read/write for files to be   scanned by using the /d option

    Database tools

    • Read for files that contain   scan laws
    • Owner permission to the   computer that is running SQL Server (configure/import data)

    Reporting tool

    • Read access to report   ompm.accdr
    • Read/write access to the SQL   database
    • Owner permission for OMPM   2010 SQL database

    Version Extraction Tool (VET)

    • Read to files to be converted
    • Read/write to the directory   where converted files are stored

    Office File Converter (OFC)

    • Read to Ofc.ini (if you   intend to modify it, you need Read/write
    • Read to files to be converted
    • Read/write to the directory   where converted files are stored

    See also: "Getting started with OMPM 2010"

    "Run the Office Migration Planning Manager File Scanner for Office 2010"

    Best regards.

    William Zhou

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, June 25, 2012 6:35 AM