About OST Integrity Check tool (Scanost):
Microsoft provides OST Integrity Check tool, also called scanost, that can be used to check and fix errors in your local OST file when you encounter errors in synchronizing the OST file with the Exchange server. Scanost will compare the data between the local OST file and the Exchange server, find any inconsistencies and errors, and then try to fix them. Scanost is installed with Outlook. You can search for “scanost.exe” in your local computer to get it.
DataNumen Exchange Recovery is Much More Better Than Scanost:
Though scanost can be of some help in fixing inconsistencies and errors in OST files, DataNumen Exchange Recovery is much more better, because:
- Scanost can only fix some minor synchronization errors. While DataNumen Exchange Recovery can recover not only the minor errors, but also the very severe ones in synchronization.
- Scanost will refuse to work, if the Exchange server is down, the mailbox on the server is unavailable, or the local computer cannot connect to the server. While DataNumen Exchange Recovery will function properly without these constraints.
- Other than the synchronization errors, scanost can do nothing with the other OST file errors and problems. While DataNumen Exchange Recovery can solve many more problems with Outlook and Exchange. For example, it can recover corrupt OST files, convert OST files into PST files, solve 2GB oversized OST file problem, recover deleted objects in Exchange mailbox, and so on.
In conclusion, DataNumen Exchange Recovery is much more better than scanost. Whenever you encounter a problem or error in OST file, you should use DataNumen Exchange Recovery to solve it.