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What is Labeling?

Published: June 11, 2010

Updated: June 11, 2010

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Vista

Application data and its associated compatibility issues can vary within an organization, depending on which business unit the data is being collected from. For example, applications that are typically used by the Human Resources (HR) department might be quite different from applications that are used by the Sales department. Or you might find that while the same application is being used across different business units, the groups are using them in such disparate ways that different compatibility issues are found and deemed to be problematic.

Microsoft® Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.6enables you to add specific identifiers, or labels to your inventoried applications directly from your data-collection packages. This enables you to send targeted data-collection packages to different business units and to be able to distinguish between the sets of data returned by different data-collection packages during the report analysis process. For example, if you create a data-collection package for deployment to your Sales department, you can include a Sales label that is automatically applied to all of the collected data and that appears in the <Application_Name> dialog box. From there, you can filter all of your applications so that only the Sales-related software appears.

To access the Label Collected Data field

  1. On the taskbar, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6, and then click Application Compatibility Manager.

  2. On the Go menu, click Collect.

  3. On the Collect screen, click File from the toolbar, and then click New.

    The New <DCP_Name> dialog box appears with the Label Collected Data field.

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