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Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6: Collecting Inventory and Compatibility Data (Part 2 of 6)

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There are four compatibility evaluators that are included in the Data Collection Packages (DCP’s). The evaluators will run on the client computer that processes this package. After you create the DCP, this package will reside in a network share in the form of an .MSI executable. The client computer simply needs to connect to the network share and run the executable. In your production environment, you can deploy this executable file by using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Group Policy, or any other third-party deployment tools.  System Management Server 2003 (SMS), SCCM or logon scripts can be used to deploy the DCP’s to the client computers.   When the DCP’s are deployed, the locally logged on user will not see anything running in the foreground. The client computer will use the Local System (localsystem) account to run the actdcsvc.exe service. We can verify that the service is running by launching the Task Manager. 

In this screencast, we will create DCP packages that collects inventory, evaluates User Account Control (UAC) issues, and looks for general Windows 7 compatibility issues.
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Published Date: January 25, 2011
Presented By: Chris Caldwell

 

 

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