2007 Office system migration tools: OMPM

If you have a lot of files to migrate from the legacy Office binary formats to the Office Open XML formats in the 2007 Office system, try out the Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM). You can find the documentation for OMPM at OMPM online version or OMPM downloadable book. OMPM is a set of tools that includes:

  • File scanner. You can use this to perform a light scan to take an inventory of your files, or to perform a deep scan that uncovers potential migration issues for each file.
  • Database and utilities. The database utilities will automatically create and populate a database for the scanner and reporting utilities, and also perform import/export operations.
  • An Access 2007 reporting tool that presents the data in different views.
  • Office File Converter to convert files in bulk.
  • Version Extraction Tool to extract versions of Word files.

In addition, be sure to visit the OMPM wiki. This has an area for OMPM Contributions, where Microsoft and community members have contributed useful extensions for OMPM, including:

  • Filtering for Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files that contain macros
  • Updated version of the Access reporting tool
  • Updated database import scripts
  • Office File Converter (OFC) fix
  • Link repair macro to fix broken links caused by changed file extensions
  • Method for using the Compatibility Pack for single document or batch conversion (instead of using OFC)

The OMPM wiki also contains useful information about Known Issues and Troubleshooting.

- Andrea Weiss

Comments (7)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow!  That Wiki really took off.

  2. PattyN_ says:

    Hello Ana. For information about how to remove OMPM, see "Removing OMPM" in "Introduction to Office Migration Planning Manager (OMPM)" at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc179179.aspx.

  3. Ravi says:

    There is nothing Automated. Things are standalone in nature and this is barely a desktop tool. For everything someone has to run the exe/bat.

  4. Ajay Pathak says:

    that’s a real good utility for big organizations.

  5. Robert Curry says:

    No way to either cleanup (i.e. delete) the original files after conversion or move them to another location as in another server share?

  6. fred says:

    On the OMPM Wiki, many of the links for ‘extensions’ and ‘fixes’ are broken.  Following them goes to an expired host account message.   Someone need to put some coins in the meter?  🙂

    Any idea of a new location for these items?

  7. Ana says:

    Please I need help Can somebody tell me how to unistall the application OMPM, I mean how can I get the regkey to delete from my computer please

    Thank you

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